InnovAgroWoMed puts sustainability at the core of its training
Sustainability and ecological footprint: our future agri-food professionals are responsible and sustainable women, first.
Sustainability of products, sustainability of production process, responsible consumption choices: for the InnovAgroWoMed project, all these aspects must be carefully taken into consideration by those working in the agri-food sector.
This reflection and awareness should start from the analysis of our own lifestyle, definitively. “I can’t believe!!” has been one of the most common reaction after the participants of the professional InnovAgroWoMed training path in Italy have calculated their ecological footprint.
How many Earths do we need to support our today’s consumption of natural resources?
We can discover it by calculating the ecological footprint. It measures the amount of environment necessary to produce the resources consumed by human demand (M. Wackernagel, W. Rees, “Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth”, 1996).
Here are some tools to calculate how many earths YOU need
Global Footprint Network
The theme of sustainability is one of the core pillars of the InnovAgroWoMed training path implemented in Italy by CESIE. The focus on the 2030 Agenda has been considered fundamental and specific focus has been given to the sustainable goals addressing food security through sustainable agriculture (SDGs 2 and 12) and to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems (SDG 15).
Thus, the participants had the chance to reflect about the impact of agri-food supply chain and how modern production and food processing techniques can be efficient while respecting the environment.
Our participants are fully aware that #2030isnow and with this increased understanding their training path is going on.
Knowledge about food raw materials, certifications in the food sector, and…a lot is about to come!
Our story continues…
InnovAgroWoMed is a project co-financed by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED programme. For further information, visit our facebook page.