Dr. Mohamad Abiad has participated in the International Workshop on Food Loss and Waste Prevention Targeting Mediterranean Countries held on November 4, 2021. Dr. Abiad has also moderated and facilitated the activities and discussions of the working group addressing food surplus and waste from tourism activities.
The International Workshop on Food Loss and Waste Prevention Targeting Mediterranean Countries is part of a series voluntarily organized by Thünen Institute after the 2015 annual Meeting of G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS-G20) emphasized the decisive importance of reducing FLW. The present organization team includes FAO Rome (Italy), UN Environment Programme (France), University of Bologna (Italy), University of Tuscia (Italy), RSC talent (Spain), and Thünen Institute (Germany).
The workshop aims to support the delivery of SDG Target 12.3, halving food waste at retail, food service, and household level, and reducing food loss across the supply chain as well as facilitating the cooperation and network building among Mediterranean countries. participants in this workshop include stakeholders from Mediterranean countries along the food supply chain from agriculture to waste management (e.g., farmers, farmer associations), businesses, research, policymakers (local, regional, national government), NGOs, consumers (associations), social organizations (such as food banks, etc.)