23 September

Small Producers and Big Distributors

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Initiatives from large-scale distributors to support small-scale producers and artisanal products are on the rise.

Are these genuine examples of corporate social responsibility or just greenwashing? Can the reality of local food production be reconciled with the commercial dynamics of large-scale distribution and go beyond mere image-boosting? This forum explores virtuous examples and analyzes the critical issues that remain unresolved.

Moderator: Michele Rumiz, Slow Food International

  • Yulia Pitenko, speaking about the experience of Slow Food in Ukraine working with the market chain Sylpo
  • Guilherme Cerqueira Martins E Souza – Technical Advisor della Companhia de Desenvolvimento e Ação Regional (CAR), Government of Bahia, Brazil.
  • Marco Pedroni, President of Coop Italy
  • Alexandre Fricker
  • Dessislava Dimitrova, Slow Food in Bulgaria
  • Livia Ferrara, CucinaTo

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.

23 September

13:00 - 15:00

Sala Blu/Blue Room