On November 3, UNIMED officially launched its new office at the University of Evora together with its subnetwork on Food and Water, led by the University. The subnetwork is composed of partners from nine countries and was created to address challenges of the Mediterranean region with a focus on agricultural systems and their resilience in the context of issues such as climate change and water management, as well as bio-energy, territorial integration and agro-industrial value chains.
Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, spoke at the session, together with Ana Costa Freitas, Rector of the University of Evora and Helena Pereira, Vice-President of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
UNIMED Director Marcello Scalisi presented the activities of the network, in which the attendants expressed a lot of interest, highlighting the importance and richness of establishing partnerships with other countries in the Mediterranean.
To see the agenda of the meeting, click here.