22 September

Feeding the Planet with Agroecology

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Agricultural biodiversity includes all crop varieties and animal breeds, their wild relatives, and other species, such as pollinators, the natural enemies of pests, and soil fauna.

Monocultures and industrial farming have led to a continual reduction of biodiversity and, at the same time, high environmental and social costs. Slow Food believes that agroecological practices are necessary in order to ensure good, clean and fair food for everyone, in all corners of the world. Agroecology is an agronomic model and a social movement based on biodiversity, the correct management of resources, active community participation, direct contact between producers and citizens, and the central importance of local knowledge.

Moderator: Cristiana Peano, Italy, University professor – Agronomist consultants for Slow Food – Authors of the book “Agriculture Slow”

  • Yoshihide Endo, Japan, GIAHS Coordinator – Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System
  • Fernando Rangel, Brazil, International councilor for SF Brazil; Activist of the agroecology/seeds network in Brazil
  • Janet Fares Maro, Tanzania, Manager of the “Agricultura sostenible Tanzania” center – Activist for the project “10,000 gardens in Africa”
  • Shiba Desor, India, Advocacy – Research on the governance of sustainable food resources and food systems
  • Maxime de Rostolan, France, President of “Fermes d’Avenir”
  • Carlos Ruiz, Spain, LIFE Olivares Vivos

The Terra Madre thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available.

Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.


22 September

10:30 - 12:30

Sala Rossa/Red Room