Italian agriculture and the future of the planet

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Bra, Italy

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January 21st at 17:30 in your time zone

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The FAO program on global agricultural heritage (GIAHS).

As part of the project Building capacity: international advanced course on GIAHS (globally important agricultural heritage systems), co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and involving the Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences and Technologies (DAGRO) of the University of Florence as the implementing party, a collaboration with Slow Food has been set up.

Within the framework of the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, a series of four webinars and a digital conference will be organized for the Slow Food network around the world (Terra Madre delegates, Slow Food communities and convivia/conducts, producers participating in the event’s marketplace, etc.). The first webinar is aimed primarily at the Slow Food network in Italy and aims to illustrate the objectives and potential of the Giahs Program of the FAO for the sustainable development of rural areas.

We illustrate the principles on which this program is based, starting from the importance that the conservation of culture, biocultural diversity and traditional production systems have for the preservation of the environment and the landscape. It is shown how they represent a viable alternative to intensification processes in agriculture. During the webinar, the process for applying for a territory to the Giahs Program will also be explained.


  • Prof. Mauro Agnoletti, scientific coordinator of the project “Building capacity: international advanced application course on Giahs
  • Prof. Francesco Sottile, member of the Executive Committee of Slow Food Italy
  • the testimonial of the cycle of meetings
  • Dr. Clelia Puzzo, representing the Giahs Secretariat of the FAO
  • a representative of the productive world of one of the two Italian sites currently enrolled in Giahs
  • a representative of an area enrolled in the National Register of Historic Rural Landscapes established at the Ministry of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies (Mipaaf)

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