24 September

The Possibilities of an Island

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Islands are fragile ecosystems,

They often suffer from the devastating impacts of hordes of summer tourists, as well as from the improper management of natural resources. Precisely for this reason, islands need care, attention, and long-term plans that guarantee sustainable development. Is it possible to promote local fishing and agriculture in order to encourage informed tourism that respects natural and cultural resources? In this forum, we will share some experiences from the Slow Island network in the Mediterranean as well as South America and Asia.


  • Vanja Bralo. Croatia, Social network in the island Pokret Otoka;
  • Liliana Ivanova. Ukraine, Isle of Vylkove;
  • Carlina Veloza Jay. Colombia, Providencia Island Black Crab producer;
  • Akeisha Clarke. Martinique, Fisherwoman, farmer and activist. Representative of « Petite Martinique Women in Action »;
  • Joseph Bonhomme Philippe and Alessandro Cadorin. Haiti, Association of the Peasant of Fondwa/APF, CARITAS Haiti;
  • Saki Yamada. Slow Food Ryukyu Youth, Japan, Aiai Farm, Okinawan islands;
  • Rosario Gugliotta. Italy, Isole Slow Project.

Moderator: David Soto Uribe, director of ACUA Foundation

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.

24 September

11:00 - 13:00

Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2