CEMAS (Valencia): cooperating and sharing experiences toward ever more sustainable food
CEMAS, the World Sustainable Urban Food Centre in Valencia, opened in 2018. It is an initiative by the City of Valencia, which had signed a MoU with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) back in 2016. CEMAS’ main objectives are to highlight the numerous schemes aimed at promoting sustainable urban food supplies to cities around the world, raise awareness about food issues, climate change and sustainable local food systems, and spread best practices. Those priorities are in line with those identified by Commitment No. 7 of the AIVP 2030 Agenda for “Quality food for all”
Port of Antwerp: innovation the key to high-quality food and farming
From its strategic location and dedicated facilities, to experienced port stakeholders and partners, the Port of Antwerp already boasts numerous advantages when it comes to getting food onto European plates. It is also developing pioneering solutions in partnership with the port community. It is the same commitment to innovation that saw it set up an Agricultural Innovation Fund, to promote sustainable co-existence between agriculture, nature, and port activities.
The Blue Ports initiative to encourage positive city–port relationships
The Blue Ports initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) enables commercial and fishing ports to enhance their blue credentials and promote sustainable development in their regions. The quality of city-port relations is one of the key issues that ports are required to address as part of the initiative. What are the challenges for a port that aspires to be “Blue”, and how can they be overcome through this initiative? José Estors Carballo (FAO) explains.
Port Saint John (Canada): high quality food for citizens
Port Saint John (Canada) sees a high quality food supply as a major part of its activity, and relies on constant cooperation with its partners to develop its solutions. But public awareness of this role – which is also integral to the port’s social responsibility policy and actions to support the local community - is still too low.
AELER: the new member of AIVP reinvents the container to make it smart and sustainable
AELER’s mission is to accelerate the digital transformation of global freight logistics through structural and digital innovation, improving sustainability and efﬁciency along the supply chain while providing transparency. To that end, AELER has created the Unit One, a new generation of smart & green containers.
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