the road to terra madre

Regeneration Conference #2

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Roma, Italy

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May 14th at 09:30 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 14

10:15-12:30 | Conference | The revival of villages begins with biodiversity

What future do we imagine for small villages? As tourist destinations, or places for property speculation?

Or do we want to recover their productive and social dimension, support the foundation of new businesses owned by young farmers and food producers who can relaunch these towns and modenrize them, ensuring the maintenance of essential services, promoting the community dimension and solidarity. In other words, putting food, biodvierstiy, landscapes and local communities at the heart of the economy?


  • Cristiana Avenali, manager of the Small Towns in Lazio initiative
  • Maurizio Gubbiotti, President of Roma Natura
  • Ottavia Ricci, advisor to Minister Franceschini for the promotion of cultural heritage 


  • Leandro Ventura, director of the Central Institute for Immaterial Heritage
  • Vito Teti, Professor of Antropology at the University of Calabria
  • Anna Kauber, director and writer
  • Antonella Galdi, Vice/Secretary General of ANCI
  • Nicola Zingaretti, President of the Lazio Region 
  • Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food
  • Dario Franceschini, Minister for Culture

Moderator: Barbara Nappini, President of Slow Food Italia

Good practices to be discussed during the conference:

  • Capranica Prenestina and its chestnuts, with Rosaria Olevano
  • Priverno and its ancient olive groves, with Paola Orsini, producer of extra-virgin olive oil in Priverno

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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