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Setting the scene: Water challenges in the Mediterranean

The aim of this chapter is to outline water challenges in the Mediterranean by describing some water related common problems, such as: concentration of population in coastal areas, degradation of…

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Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective - Trailer

This course discusses the challenges and opportunities of the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean basin. It summarizes global-to-local challenges related to achievement of the Sustainable…

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A Job for the Future: The Innovation Broker

This chapter is part of Module 10: New Professional Profiles in a Mediterranean Context and serves as the conclusion to Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective. Massari continues with…

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Wheat flow fortification: Successful case studies in North Africa and Middle East

This chapter includes a case study about wheat flow fortification to reduce the deficiency of vitamins and minerals specifically in Jordan and other Middle East countries. This fortifications…

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Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and Perspectives for Its Utilization as an Educational Tool for Promoting Diet Sustainability – Challenges

There is a high prevalence of non-communicable diseases that are affecting the global population, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, digestive disease, and cognitive malfunction.…

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Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and Perspectives for Its Utilization as an Educational Tool for Promoting Diet Sustainability-- Theoretical Chapter

One of then negative aspects of food globalization is homogenization. An instance of this is that in all European countries, meat consumption, has increased by at least 100%. Intake of carbohydrates…

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Food waste management: Successful case studies in Egypt

Dr. Helal discusses rice waste management and making use of the waste material into value-added products. He first gives some points to consider: is the waste material available only seasonally? Is…

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Case Studies: Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Local Development

This chapter looks at case studies around initiatives that have facilitated the participation of smallholder farmers in food value chains, especially the role of multi-stakeholder and public-private…

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Climate challenges at Mediterranean level

The increasing trend in the Mediterranean region for temperature is much higher than the global averages; the Med is a hotspot of climate change with very high temperature change and create decreases…

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Challenges of the Mediterranean Food Value Chains

This chapter discusses food value chains in the Mediterranean. Food value chains refer to all activities necessary to bring food from producers to consumers, including agriculture production,…

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Theory: Mediterranean Approaches to Agriculture

Demographic growth and changes in diet drive great demand for food and other agricultural products, while food systems are increasingly threatened by land degradation and other stressors. Med…

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Middle Ages and Early Modern: Evolution of Mediterranean Diet

The gastronomic ritual and cuisine of the Mediterranean is similar throughout. Leguminous vegetables like peas, lentils, chick peas, and oils produced in Syria and Palestine are made into the breads…

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Civilizations: Evolution of the Mediterranean Diet

Agriculture and horticulture in the ancient Mediterranean were carried out by the ancient Egyptians and the Hittites, among others who are able to make use of natural river irrigation in alluvial…

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The Origin of the Mediterranean Diet

The basics of the Egyptian diet, bread and beer, were made for their main crops, wheat and barley. Honey, dates, and fruit juice were used for sweeteners, and garlic and onions for flavoring.…

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Modern Agriculture

Since 1900, agriculture in the developed world has seen large rises in productivity as human labor has been replaced by mechanization and assisted by synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and…

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The Origin of Agriculture: Evolution of the Mediterranean Diet

This chapter discusses the origin of agriculture since early human communities in the Med region started depending on hunting 13,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent, where domestication of the…

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