Mediterranean Conference on Pastoral Systems | Tanger, Morocco

Innovations & Business Models in Mediterranean pastoral systems.

Kenzi Solazur
Hotel – Conference center
Tangier, Morocco
May 12th, 2023.

Starting time : 08.30am

Organizing Committee

INRA, Morocco
Dr. Chebli Youssef
Dr. Chentouf Mouad
Dr. El Otmani Samira

ANOC, Morocco
Dr. Chatibi Said

ELGO – DIMITRA, Greece
Dr. Ragkos Athanasios

CIHEAM-IAMZ, Spain
Mr. López-Francos Antonio

Practical information

🗓 Friday 12 May 2023, 08:30 (GMT+1)

 ⟟  Libya Conference room (9th floor)
     Kenzi Solazur Hotel, Tangier, Morocco

🗨 English & French

🔗 Zoom link 

🖋  Registration
▪ On Site participation
(Registration Desk at the Hotel, 9th floor)
▪ Zoom (registration)

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In the framework of

Innovations and Business Models in Mediterranean Pastoral Systems.

The pastoral system is a complex structure emerging from interactions of raising livestock and utilizing natural resources, in which breeders share production purposes, traditions and cultural values. Pastoral systems provide a wide range of ecosystems services and play multiple roles towards sustainable and inclusive development.

In Mediterranean region, pastoralism has protected livelihoods in the mountains and marginal areas for centuries and remains an important source of income and employment.

However, pastoral farms face challenges regarding their sustainability. Small farm sizes, low profitability,
low levels of farmer organization and asymmetric information lead to an increase in intensive/industrial production and reduce the socio-economic performance, access to markets and bargaining positions of pastoralists. Lower yields and productivity have been reported for Mediterranean pastoral farms, linked to inefficient practices and lack of innovations that pertain to the philosophy of the system. Modernization of pastoral farms has altered their landlivestock-labor configuration and importantly affected their sustainability, while ‘pastoral identities’ are threatened by bad sanitary conditions and excessive use of external resources.
PASTINNOVA (Innovative models for sustainable future of Mediterranean pastoral systems) is a 3-rear Innovation Project that has been developed with the aim of responding to some of the main challenges of Mediterranean pastoralism. In particular, the project targets Mediterranean pastoral farms and their value chains with a focus on particularly fragile areas that encompass ecological constraints (harsh territories; remoteness; climate change dynamics).

Its key objective is to deliver innovations and sustainable business and organizational models for profitable and resilient pastoral farms and value chains with a view to increase smallholders’ potentials for market access and value adding, contributing to revitalizing mountain and marginal areas, fulfilling social expectations, and offering a realistic route to the improvement of pastoral systems and to fulfilling their true potential.

This Conference aims to explore the relevant innovative and sustainable business and organizational models in the Mediterranean pastoral systems, which could be beneficial for smallholder pastoralists. Researchers, practitioners, and other relevant stakeholders will share their experiences and realities from different parts of the Mediterranean, aiming to present how they tackle challenges and provide solutions to and with pastoral actors. The aim is to highlight the way that the Mediterranean can be considered as an integral region where pastoralists face similar challenges and – through an inclusive co-creation process – they can develop and deliver sustainable models to increase their sustainability.

Speakers by alphabetical order

▪ Abdelouahid El Mokaddem
Ministère de l’Agriculture, de la Pêche Maritime, du Développement Rural, des Eaux et Forêts (MAPMDREF)
Rabat, Morocco

▪ Abdesselam Maatougui
Regional Center of Agricultural Research of Oujda, National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Morocco

▪ Antonio López-Francos
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza
Spain

▪ Athanasios Ragkos
Agricultural Economics Research Institute | Hellenic Agricultural Organization DIMITRA
Greece

▪ Hamid Mahyou
Head of Regional Center of Agricultural Research of Oujda, National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Morocco

▪ Hassan Istaytiyyah
Faculty of Agronomy, The Lebanese University
Beirut, Lebanon

▪ Jasenka Kapuralin
AZRRI- Agency for Rural Development of Istria Ltd.
Pazin, Croatia

▪ Jean-Paul Dubeuf
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment –SELMET-LRDE
Corsica, France

▪ Lamis Chalak
Faculty of Agronomy, The Lebanese University
Beirut, Lebanon

▪ Marco Bianchini
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche
Ancona, Italy

▪ Matteo Francioni
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche
Ancona, Italy

▪ Moez Louhichi
Arid Regions Institute, University of Gabes
Medenine, Tunisia

▪ Mohamed Tarhouni
Arid Regions Institute, University of Gabes
Medenine, Tunisia

▪ Mondher Fetoui
Arid Regions Institute, University of Gabes
Medenine, Tunisia

▪ Mongi Sghaier
Arid Regions Institute, University of Gabes
Medenine, Tunisia

▪ Mouad Chentouf
Head of Regional Center of Agricultural Research of Tangier, National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Morocco

▪ Nadine Nassif
Faculty of Agronomy, The Lebanese University
Beirut, Lebanon

▪ Neža Bric
Agricultural Institute Bric
Slovenija

▪ Nazan Koluman
Cukurova University-CUNI
Turkey

▪ Paride D’Ottavio
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche
Ancona, Italy

▪ Said Chatibi
National Association of Sheep and Goats (ANOC)
Rabat, Morocco

▪ Samira El Otmani
Regional Center of Agricultural Research of Tangier, National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Morocco

▪ Sara Josipović
University of Zagreb
Croatia

▪ Sergio Magnani
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the
Environment –SELMET-LRDE
Corsica, France

▪ Sokratis Sokratous
Cyprus Institute for Rural and Regional Development
Nicosia, Cyprus

▪ Touhami Khorchani
Arid Regions Institute, University of Gabes
Medenine, Tunisia

▪ Youssef Chebli
Regional Center of Agricultural Research of Tangier, National
Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Morocco

 
 

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