21 September

Mountain Producers

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Across all latitudes, mountains preserve extraordinary heritage and systems of production, even though living in these areas means facing incredible difficulties every day.

Over the years, many people have abandoned the highlands, but some resist and others are returning. Those who return are often young people enthusiastic about recovering traditional products or methods, different rhythms, and perhaps even a more authentic relationship with nature. What policies are in place to protect those who choose life in the mountains and promote the work of the new generations who invest their own future in these difficult territories?

Moderator: Grammenos Mastrojeni – Mountain Partnership Steering Committee Chair and Coordinator for the Environment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy


  • Paolo Di Croce – Secretary General Slow Food
  • Luca Mercalli – President Società Meteorologica Italiana and scientific journalist
  • Francesco Farinetti – Eataly World
  • Anita Paul – Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation
  • Juri Chiotti  – Reis Cibo libero di Montagna
  • Abigail Chacón Peréz – Foundation Pasos
  •  Yuka Makino –  Mountain Partnership Products’ Initiative coordinator”

The Terra Madre thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available. This forum is made possible thanks to the support of the Mountain Partnership.

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


21 September

15:30 - 17:30

Sala Blu/Blue Room