Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems – Agroforestry systems and sustainability in Africa

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March 1st at 17:30 in your time zone

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As part of the project “Building capacity: international advanced application course on GIAHS (globally important agricultural heritage systems)“, co-financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and involving the Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences and Technologies (DAGRI) of the University of Florence as the implementing party and Polo universitario città di Prato (PIN) as a partner, a collaboration with Slow Food has come to life.

Within the framework of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, a series of four webinars and a digital conference are planned with the Slow Food network around the world (Terra Madre delegates, Slow Food communities and convivia, producers participating in the event’s marketplace, etc.), with the aim of illustrating the objectives and potential of the FAO’s GIAHS Programme for the sustainable development of rural areas.

The principles on which the Programme is based are explained, starting with the importance of cultural conservation, biocultural diversity and traditional production systems for the preservation of the environment and landscapes. These represent a viable alternative to the intensification of agriculture. The webinar will also explain the process for applying to be part of the GIAHS Programme.

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Edie Mukiibi, Slow Food International Vice – president and Executive committee member, Slow Food Africa Network Coordinator
  • Prof. Mauro Agnoletti, Coordinator of the “Building capacity” project
  • Dr. Marco Focacci, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)
  • Prof. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Department of Plant and Environmental Biology, University of Ghana, Representative of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
  • Dr. Nazarena Lanza, Slow Food Office for Africa & Middle East
  • Souhad Azennod, Coordinator of the Rif Einkorn Wheat Presidium and of the Slow Food Jballas Community for Biodiversity

Conclusions and closing: Prof. Mauro Agnoletti, Department of Agricultural, Food, Environment and Forestry Sciences and Technologies of the University of Florence

The training session is conducted in English and French.

Project implemented by DAGRI in collaboration with PIN and Slow Food, with funding from AICS and the collaboration of Horizons.

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Event languages: EN, FR

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