21 September

Origin, Diversity and Territories: Perspective on Territories in Transition

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

The Forum ‘Origin, Diversity and Territories‘ brings together a global panel of stakeholders, all engaged in new ways of thinking and doing development.

This knowledge sharing platform explores new ways of thinking and doing development, where the identity, the origin, the quality and the local diversities are a catalyst of inclusive dynamics for the territorial development. This workshop will highlight the conclusions of 2-days forum and present experiences, findings, and evidence about the transitions’ processes towards a more ecological and eco-social development. The topic of adding value and promoting origin-linked products will be addressed with specific references to the increasing interest on sustainable rural tourism, the preservation of intangible cultural heritages, tools for the increased resilience of farmers and territories, nutritional and food transitions.

Moderator: Dominique Barjolle, Switzerland, Head of Division, Agricultural Service, Canton de Vaud, 


  • Michele Rumiz, Slow Food International
  • Yoshihide Endo, GIAHS Coordinator – FAO
  • Cassiano Luminati, Coordinator AlpFoodway, INTERREG Alpine Space Project
  • Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen, and President of the world network “Villes intermédiaires”
  • Branca Tome, Deputy Head of Unit for Geographical Indications at the DG Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission
  • Josef Zisyadis Président, Slow Food Switzerland
    Closure: Guillén Calvo President of Diversité et Développement

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


21 September

13:00 - 15:00

Sala Rossa/Red Room