The Mariñas Coruñesas and Tierras del Mandeo Biosphere Reserve celebrates its VII anniversary with a series of four digital meetings
Proximity and seasonal products, the food model of the future
The Mariñas Coruñesas and Tierras del Mandeo Biosphere Reserve celebrates its VII anniversary with a series of four digital meetings to reflect on the new food model. The first will be this Friday, June 5th from eleven o’clock.
The Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo Biosphere Reserve has just turned 7 years old. It was on 28 May of many other primates when UNESCO recognized with this badge a territory covering 17 concelles.
From that moment the wheel began to turn giving impetus to different projects aimed at promoting the development of that territory through agriculture, ecotourism (the reserve was declared Destination of Tourism Quality SICTED), the culture… Among them, for example, the creation of a brand to which have gradually adhered to producers or restaurants in the area that bring to the cityand the quality products that are produced in the reserve lands.
Those same producers are also the ones who supply the canteens of the schools in the area. Because from the reserve they went even further by promoting the consumption of organic products in schools through the initiative of Ecocomedores, which is part of their Food Plan, an initiative for which it was distinguished with the Michel Batisse award of UNESCO.
Now, at a time when the coronavirus covid-19 has set the tone in recent months, the reserve wants to celebrate its anniversary with virtual meetings, organized by the Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo Biosphere Reserve and by the Center of University Extension and Environmental Disclosure of Galicia (Ceida), in which we talk about how the food model should be in this post-covid era.
During four days on this month’s 5, 12, 19 and 26 days, experts in different fields will talk about the importance of these proximity-based models that encourage the consumption of seasonal products to reduce the carbon footprint.
The conferences that will be inaugurated this Friday at eleven o’clock in the morning by José Antonio Santiso Miramontes, president of the Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo Biosphere Reserve; and by Carlos Vales Vázquez, Director of the Center for University Extension and Environmental Disclosure of Galicia (CEIDA).
After its presentation will give way to the first of the meetings, which will be broadcast through the booking’s Youtube channel. Xabier Medina Luque, director of the UNESCO Chair in Food, Culture and Development of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC); Miguel Fernández Pardo, Head of EcoComedores of the Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo Biosphere Reserve. They will try to respond precisely to that, to what our food model should look like.