MAMi Project – Farmers Markets, training kicks off to develop Mediterranean and African farmers markets


The training program “Capacity building to develop Farmers Markets”, organised within the framework of the MAMi – Farmers Markets – Building capacity for resilient African and Mediterranean Farmers Markets systems project, kicked off this morning at the Tricase headquarters of CIHEAM Bari.

The training is a decisive step in consolidating the position of farmers markets as concrete alternatives to the traditional market and focuses on crucial topics such as food supply chain management and in-depth analysis of farmers markets.

The training includes the development of skills for the creation and management of Farmers Markets and will be complemented by practical exercises on the creation and planning of roadmaps to activate new markets, develop resilient networks and strengthen already operational farmers markets.

The MAMi – Farmers Markets project, financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and implemented by CIHEAM Bari in cooperation with the World Farmers Market Coalition and promoted by COLDIRETTI through the Campagna Amica Foundation. It aims to provide technical support for the development of new farmers’ markets as effective levers to revitalise rural communities, improve livelihoods for family farming and enhance the role of multifunctional agriculture in generating economic, social, and ecological benefits.

Specifically, the project is committed to fostering the prosperity of communities and economies in the Mediterranean and African regions, such as Albania, Egypt, Lebanon, Kenya and Tunisia. The main objective is to promote a sustainable food system by supporting competently managed farmers markets.

This contributes not only to the local economy, but also to the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals, such as poverty reduction and zero hunger, by fostering resilient communities and promoting food practices that respect the environment and people involved in the food chain.

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