Sustainable diets presentation focusing on the Mediterranean
This presentation by Thomas Allen, Paolo Prosperi, Iuri Peri, Bruce Cogill and Martine Padilla is from the conference Resilience 2014 - Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation 4-8 May, Montpellier France.
It focuses on the Mediterranean region which presents several conditions of vulnerability related to food insecurity and unsustainability of the food system. Their conference paper aims at developing a multidimensional framework, applicable to the Mediterranean countries, to evaluate the sustainability of food systems and diets. See the full presentation here or a short summary here.
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.
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