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Lands and cities #1 – An ecosystem for regeneration and change

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Roma, Italy

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May 6th at 15:00 in your time zone

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Lands and cities – An ecosystem for regeneration and change #1

“Lands and cities” is the name of this weekend hosted by the City for Another Economy, organized by Slow Food Roma with the support of the Lazio Region and the collaboration of the Rome Municipality.

As part of the program there’ll be meetings of the Roman Food Council, a plenary on Food Policy for Rome, with over 150 paritcipants from participating associations and organizations and institutions.

It’s a chance for visitors to take part in educational activites for families and workshops for adults, to meet the cooks and taste the dishes of 20 Roman osterias, and purchase local products from the new Earth Market which will be inaugurated at the Mattatoio.

Friday, May 6

  • 15:00-20:00 | Fair for equitable trade and solidarity economies (Market space and M4)
  • 15:00-20:00 | Children space
  • 19:00-24:00 | Slow Food Osterias, Slow Wine enoteca space and craft beers
  • 19:00-24:00 | Music with Fabio 128, Snesty, Soul Safari from 21:00 , at 23:00 with Radio M100 with Double Fab

Workshops and meetings

  • 15:00 | Opening
  • 16:00-17:00 | Workshop | The Garden of the Other City (for children) ­| Educating children on biodiversity, seasonality, respect for nature and other living creatures: becoming aware at a young age
  • 17:00-18:00 | Workshop | Open your eyes (training for adults) | Do you know if the fruit and vegetables you eat have been cultivated naturally? Did you know that around 35% of the fruit and vegetables on the market are made with more than three pesticies? Do you know the differences between conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture? Slow Food helps you open your eyes!
  • 17:30 | Meeting | Food systems and Food Justice. Civil society speaks out (meeting spacei) | The mechanism of civil society and the voices of inidgenous peoples have reaffirmed the need to recognize and respect the human right to healthy, appropriate food: an obligation of states and the United Nations. We need inclusive governance that maintains the centrality of the public sphere, one which is based on progressive regulatory mechanisms. What’s not working in the Italian food system and what proposals does civil society have to offer?


Nora McKeon, author of Food Governance

Margarita Ackerman, Policy and Advocacy Officer for Food Systems, Agroecology and Nutrition at Society for International Development Food and Health, SID

* Justicia Alimentaria (Barcelona)

* Coalizione Cambiamo Agricoltura

Contact:, FB Slow Food Roma, IG slowfoodroma.

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Event languages: IT

Event location: 
Lazio – Roma - Ex Mattatoio di Testaccio, Città dell'Altra Economia
Largo Dino Frisullo - Roma (Italy)
GPS: 41.8745702, 12.4747503

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