Food Security at Risk: Addressing Vulnerabilities of Mediterranean Food Systems

14 September 2022. From 18:00  To 19:30 | Conference | English | CaixaForum Macaya, Barcelona
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Rethinking agri-food systems to adapt them to climate change and environmental sustainability must be a priority to reverse current trends in the Mediterranean. This approach goes hand in hand with the development of strategies related to food trade and sovereignty to meet growing demand and situations of emergencies. This session puts forward solutions to the vulnerabilities of the Mediterranean food systems, to ensure greater resilience to food crises by 2030.

Sébastien Abis is the director of the Club DEMETER, an ecosystem gathering together 71 companies and professional structures focused on future-oriented considerations, global issues and the cross-sectoral dynamics linked to agriculture, food and sustainable development. He has been a researcher associated with IRIS (The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs) since 2012. Sébastien Abis has developed expertise in the geopolitics of agriculture and food in the world and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The session is introduced by Pablo Barbará, Deputy Director-General for the Middle East at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign affairs, European Union and Development, and moderated by Octavi Quintana, Director of the PRIMA Foundation. Co-organised by the IEMed and the Club of Rome in collaboration with La Caixa Foundation as part of the Med Dialogues +2030 conference series.

The dialogue takes place at the Sala Macaya of the CaixaForum Macaya, Pg. de Sant Joan, 108, Barcelona. Free entrance with prior registration.



Sébastien Abis

Director Club DEMETER. Research Fellow, French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS)

Octavi Quintana

Director PRIMA Foundation
Introductory remarks

Pablo Barbará

Deputy Director-General for the Middle East, Ministry of Foreign affairs, European Union and Development Government of Spain

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