FAO and PRIMA Foundation: new partnership for innovation and education in agri-food, 10 February, 2019

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Joint efforts will focus on improving sustainable management of natural resources and nutrition sensitive, inclusive agro-food systems, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda.

On 10 February 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Foundation for the Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA Foundation), a network of research and innovation institutions in 19 participating Mediterranean countries, have joined efforts to foster innovation, research, technology transfer and capacity development. Together, the two organizations will address challenges related to climate change, urbanization and sustainability, both in the Mediterranean region and beyond.

The agreement formalizes collaborations between the two organizations in the field of e-learning, digital education, and capacity development as concerns the agro-food systems in the Mediterranean area.

More specifically, PRIMA Foundation and FAO will collaborate on capacity development initiatives dedicated to Sustainable Food Systems which are aligned with the SDGs framework, promoted by the United Nations.

To enhance the free e-learning courses produced by FAO, one of the partnership’s strength is to include in the FAO e-learning platform the “Sustainable Food Systems: a Mediterranean Perspective” MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), promoted by SDSN Med through SDG-Academy.

FAO e-learning courses are available through FAO e-learning Center: www.fao.org/elearning