The forums of Terra Madre are moments of discussion in which the members of the Slow Food Network – producers in the many Communities and Presidia, cooks, activists, and experts – debate issues related to agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, biodiversity, and production models.
The focus this year at Terra Madre is different ecosystems, beginning with the lowlands and the battle between the use of traditional seeds as opposed to GMOs, followed by:
- The Highlands and their management systems (scheduled for Sunday, October 11, at 11 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. CEST);
- Water, a common good which is increasingly threatened by privatization (scheduled for Sunday, October 11, at 11 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. CEST)
- and, finally, the relationship between food and cities and how we can implement a harmonious relationship between urban spaces and the rural world (scheduled as a Terra Madre event for Monday,October 12, at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CEST).
Moderated in the morning edition by Francesco Sottile, professor of Tree Cultivation and Special Arboriculture at the University of Palermo, and in the afternoon by Rita Moya Azcarate, coordinator of Slow Food Chile, we dedicated the first Terra Madre Forum to the role seeds have in the regeneration of lowlands. Follow Terra Madre website for more information.