2nd UN SDSN for the Mediterranean Conference:

UN SDSN Mediterranean and Tuscany Region
2nd MED Solutions Conference
Solutions for Agri-food Sustainability in the Mediterranean
Policies, Technologies and Business Models
University of Siena, Siena, Italy
March 5 and 6, 2015
9:00-9:15 Registration
9:15-9:45 Welcome remarks
Angelo Riccaboni, UN SDSN Mediterranean Chair
Stefania Giannini*, Italian Minister of University and Research
Gianni Salvadori, Agriculture Minister, Region Tuscany , Policy and Vision in Agri-food Sustainability
“Made in Tuscany”
09:45-10:15 Agri-food Visions from the Global to the Mediterranean Context
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of UN SDSN, Keynote Presentation on SDGs and the Post-2015 Process: the
Challenges and Solutions Ahead in Agriculture
Achim Dobermann, SDSN Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Co-Chair Setting Relevant Regional Indicators and Targets for Sustainable Agriculture
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
EU Representative*, EU Common Agricultural Policy and its Implications in the Mediterranean Context
Resource-use Efficiency from a Water-Energy-Food Nexus Perspective
Keynote: Olivier Dubois, Senior Natural Resources Officer, FAO, Rome Moderator:
Challenges in Sustainable Local Rural Development:
Keynote: Dr. Tia Kansara, Director, Kansara Hackney Ltd, PhD Researcher, UCL Energy Institute, UK
Moderator: Matthieu Brun, Research Fellow Food and agriculture policies at IDDRI, France
Business Perspectives on Sustainable Agriculture in the Mediterranean Area
Amal Mghirbi, Founder and Director of Natural Products, Tunisia - The case of sustainable business
transformation in Tunisia : olive oiland olive-based products, fruits, vegetables, preserves, cereal,
dairy products
2nd MED Solutions Conference
University of Siena, March 5 and 6, 2015
Dionys Forster, Corporate Operations Agriculture, Nestlé - A Corporate Perspective on Agricultural
Francesco Candelari, Fondazione CRT, UNAOC - Presentation of the Project: Entrepreneurs for Social
13:15-14:15 Lunch Break
Transformative Changes in Technologies and Policies in Agro-food Culture
Keynote: Dr. Aden Aw-Hassan, Director, ICARDA
Moderator: Prof. Sébastien Treyer, Director of Agricultural Program at IDDRI, France
EU Agriculture and Sustainable Soil Management and Treatment
Keynote: Claudia Olazabal, Agriculture, Forests & Soil - Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
Discussion with Participants moderated by Jeffrey Sachs and Achim Dobermann.
19:30-20:30 Cocktail at the Rectorate with screening of an excerpt from the documentary Natural Resistance, with the participation of filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter and featured agricultural producers, including Pacina: Giovanna Tiezzi e Stefano Borsa, Cascina degli Ulivi: Stefano Bellotti, La
Stoppa: Elena Pantaleoni, La Distesa: Corrado Dottori e Valeria Bochi
MARCH 6, 2015
Presentation of Solutions for Agri-Food Sustainability
Presentation of Solutions for Agri-Food Sustainability proposed by Students from the
Mediterranean Region
Presentation of a trailer on the new MOOC by UN sdsn.edu on sustainable agriculture
and Food Systems
Discussion with Participants moderated by Jeffrey Sachs and Achim Dobermann and Closing Remarks from Parallel Workshops by Workshop Moderators
MED Solutions: next steps, program of activities and organization
Concluding Remarks by Angelo Riccaboni and Jeffrey Sachs
13:15-14:30 Lunch Break with screening of images from MED Solutions Flagship
Initiative 2013 Plastic Busters [Participants marked with * are to be confirmed]
2nd MED Solutions Conference
University of Siena, March 5 and 6, 2015