5th UPM Science Association and Academies Meeting, July 2012, Rome, Italy Print
Monday, 30 July 2012 07:40

In the framework of PALAST-UPM cooperative agreement in the field of implementation of bio-agriculture and nutrition, Palestine Academy secretary general has participated in the 5th meeting of the Mediterranean Science Associations and Academies meeting that took place in Rome during 8-13 July 2012.

The meeting discussed future implementation of several activities in the field of nutrition and agriculture with presence from Palestine, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Tunisia, Italy and Burkina Faso. Follow up on implementation of MA-PI in Italy was presented with very promising results. It was agreed to start the trial in Palestine on the beginning of November 2012. An international conference is going to be organized jointly with UPM where scientists and experts from around the world will present their latest findings in Nutrition, Agriculture and non-communicable diseases in particular diabetes.

PALAST will be participating the upcoming 7th Conference "Environment-Agriculture-Food-Health-Economics" that is going to be organized at La Sapienza University in Rome for the celebrations of the Italian WFD (World Food Day). The conference, which is going to held on 16th October 2012, is sponsored by FAO, UNESCO and in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It will provide a platform for scientists and experts discussing the latest in Nutrition, Diabetes, and other important related issues.