21 September

Food as a motor of peace, of local development and of contrast to the crisis

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

World food production and distribution systems have great paradoxes. However, food increasingly becomes a central point for the construction of concrete, sustainable and equitable development alternatives for producers in Southern Countries who are in conditions of margins due to different types of crisis factors. Wars, droughts and climate change, internal conflicts have a significant impact on the possibilities of development of communities and territories. Support for agricultural projects, however, in many areas of the world is a determining factor for development and growth and peace.


  • Baudoin Mupwala Panzenga, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Slow Food Convivium Kalemie
  • Vittorio Rinaldi, Equo Garantito, and expert in cooperation projects International and Fair Trade
  • Jose Lopez Rivera, Colombia, representative of the producers’ Community of San Jose de Aparthodo 
  • Gbaguidi Brice Valentin, Benin, President of the Cooperative ‘Le Baobab’ of women transforming baobab 

Moderator: Pietro Raitano, director of Altreconomia

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

21 September

13:00 - 14:30

Arena di Terra Madre / Terra Madre Arena – Oval