the road to terra madre

Regeneration Conference #1

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Roma, Italy

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May 13th at 16:15 in your time zone

Free event

As part of the Festival of Small Towns in Lazio, in Rome, there are conferences dedciated to “Regeneration”. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the food policy of cities who take the importance of biodiversity seriously, and who see it as a driver of growth for small towns.

Program of May 13

16:15-18:30 | Conference | Food at the center of urban regeneration | Casa del Cinema

Over 50% of the world population lives in cities. By 2050 this figure will reach 70%. City dwellers consume the majority of the food produced in the world, with all that implies for soil use, freshwater resources and carbon emissions. quel Without a real transfromation of the urban food system there cannot be food security nor any ecological transition.

The paths that cities are taking is worth following, especially where cities have adopted a food policy, bringing together different actors to achieve common goals like the reduction of food waste, the promotion of sustainable diets, and the integration of cities with the economies of the surrounding countryside.


  • Sabrina Alfonsi, agriculture, environment and recycling councillor for the Rome municipality
  • Andrea Calori, author of Food and the cities. Food policies for sustainable and president of EStà – Economy and Sustainability
  • Gigi Ranieri, strategic planner for the city of Bari and its food policy
  • Gabriella D’Amico, of Botteghe del mondo, Promotor of the Food Policy for Rome
  • Enrica Onorati, agriculture, food culture and environment councillor for the Lazio Reigon

Moderator: Raoul Tiraboschi, Vice-President of Slow Food Italia

Collective canteens

  • A network of sustainable canteens has change agricutlure in Florence, with Antonio Ciappi of the Slow Food Cooks’ Alliance
  • Organic food is served in all public canteens in Copenhagen, with Betina Bergmann Madsen, head of public eating spaces in Copenaghen

Producers and the city

  • Taranto looks to the sea: mussel harvesters designing a future for the city with Luciano Carriero of the Slow Food Presidium for the Taranto black mussel

Campaigns against food waste

  • A solidarity project against food wate in Rome with Giulia Micozzi of ReFoodGees

Participation is free. The event will be trasnmitted live (in Italian) on the home page.

This event is organized by Slow Food Italia with the support of the Lazio Region and in collaboration with Legambiente, Arsial, the Rome Municipality and Slow Food Lazio, and the participation of the Small Towns of Lazio.

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Event languages: IT

Event location: 
Lazio – Roma - Villa Borghese, Viale delle Magnolie & Casa del Cinema
Piazzale Napoleone I - Roma (Italy)
GPS: 41.9113789, 12.4788593

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