After the success of the 1st edition of Montpellier in 2016, CIHEAM organized the 2nd edition of the Mediterranean initiative for PhD students and young researchers (MedForum2018) at CIHEAM Bari (Italy) from 18 to 20 September 2018.
MedForum2018, entitled “Research and Innovation: Tools for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security”, focused on the CIHEAM Strategic Agenda 2025 (#CAPMED2025) and its Action Plan developed for the implementation of the United-Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in specific fields across the Mediterranean area.Through the research work of PhD students and young researchers, MedForum2018 aimed at
- Fostering entrepreneurship, women and youth employment;
- Identifying and sharing potential innovation tools geared towards integrated solutions for sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition security;
- Enhancing research and innovation impact at national and regional level;
- Proposing alternatives to prevent young researchers’ migrations.
MedForum2018 was organized by CIHEAM in partnership with MAECI-Italy (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation), CMI (Center for Mediterranean Integration of the World Bank), UfM (Union for the Mediterranean), Agreenium (Institut Agronomique, Vétérinaire et Forestier de France) and with the technical collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The book contains 28 contributions (7 extended abstracts and 21 full papers) from over 80 young researchers from the Mediterranean basin.