Designing the food systems of the future: UfM-CIHEAM-CMI joint call for contributions
14 April 2021. The UfM has joined CIHEAM and CMI Marseille in launching the 41st edition of the CIHEAM Watch Letter, to give a voice to young researchers, entrepreneurs, and activists who have ideas for more sustainable and inclusive food systems in the Mediterranean region.
Food systems in the Mediterranean are faced by multiple threats: climate change, pollution and environmental degradation, unemployment and economic hardship, and of course the COVID-19 health crisis. We need green, climate-resilient and sustainable solutions for agriculture, blue economy, fishing and the food systems of the future – and we need the inclusion of young people to make it happen.
CIHEAM Watch Letters aim to feed debate on issues related to agriculture, food and rural areas in the Mediterranean region, targeting a broad audience including media, civil society, the private sector, public authorities, students and researchers, to contribute to a better understanding of these societal issues that concern us all.
This issue focuses on the role of youth in the development of new paradigms and creative approaches to food systems in the region.
The publication invites contributors up to 35 years of age from across the Mediterranean to submit content on three main themes: Education & Training; Entrepreneurship & Innovations; and Representation & Participation.
The contributions can cover areas such as: sustainability and inclusiveness of agriculture; blue economy and fisheries; water management; new food paradigms; inclusive territorial development; attractiveness of territories and professions; positive stories and change-makers; job creation; entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility; innovations, governance, and inclusive participation.
Submissions can take the following forms:
- Policy Brief
- Critical Review
- Good / Promising Practice
Selected submissions will be published in the Watch Letter, expected to come out in Autumn 2021.
More info on the call for contributions are available here.
Deadline for the expression of interest: 04 May