Towards a fair and sustainable food system for the Mediterranean

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March 10th at 14:00 in your time zone

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With the support of the MAVA Foundation, Slow Food, the Global Footprint Network, Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) and GOB Menorca are launching a new project aimed at reducing the “distance” between producers and consumers, as well as informing both groups about the implications of food production and consumption for the planet.

The project aims to reverse the unfair situation faced by small-scale producers, and to promote short-chain food systems that are better for people and the planet.

The project seeks to create a Community of Practice (CoP) involving different stakeholders in short value chains, from fishers to seafood markets, chefs, consumers, scientists and NGOs to share experiences and best practices, seek workable solutions to their common challenges, and to build synergies that facilitate the transition towards fair and sustainable food systems with a low Ecological Footprint, starting in the Mediterranean region.

After agreeing on an approach to sustainable, economically viable and fair food systems, the CoP will develop an Ethical Code which the stakeholders will agree to adhere to. The CoP will also create a set of tools and guidelines designed to monitor the implementation of this Ethical Code.


  • Alessandro Galli, macro ecologist and sustainability scientist, with a passion for anthropology and human behavior. He is the Director of Global Footprint Network’s Mediterranean-MENA Program.
  • Thibault Josse, community-organizer working mostly with small-scale fish harvesters and coastal communities. After working in Indonesia and South Africa, he is now building a network of community supported fisheries in France, through the organization Pleine Mer.
  • Paula Barbeito, works at Slow Food as the Slow Fish International Coordinator
  • Julien Sémelin. Julien joined MAVA from FIBA in December 2014 after the two foundations merged, and joined the Mediterranean Programme team in 2015. He also coordinated FIBA’s programme on the protection and sustainable management of natural resources, focussing on fishery issues.
  • Marta Cavallé is since its formal creation (2015) the “Mediterranean and Black Sea Coordinator” at the Low Impact Fishers of Europe Platform (LIFE,, a relatively young organization run by fishers for fishers
  • Miquel Camps

This forum is realized with the contribution of the MAVA Foundation in the project “Towards sustainable and fair food systems in the Euro-Mediterranean region”

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