AGRICULTURE CAN SAVE THE PLANET – Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati Firenze 30 gennaio 2020 – ore 9.30

January 30, 2020 – 9.30


Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati, Sala Pegaso, Piazza Duomo 10, Florence

The meeting focuses on the main results of the GIAHS Building Capacity project, coordinated by the DAGRI Department of the University of Florence and funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, with the contribution of FAO and the Tuscany Region. The project has identified 20 models of sustainable agriculture in Europe, Asia, Africa, South and Central America. These are examples of traditional practices for high quality food production, conservation of biodiversity and landscape, as well as examples of mitigation and adaptation to climate and socio-economic changes, connected to the FAO program on world agricultural heritage, called GIAHS. During the meeting, the role of agricultural and forestry activities for sustainable development will be discussed and the aims of the project will be presented, through the activities of the international university master course organized within the project.


Enrico Rossi – President of Tuscany Region

Mauro Agnoletti – University of Florence, Chair of Scientific Advisory Board of the FAO GIAHS programme

Francesco Ferrini – Director of the School of Agriculture of the University of Florence

John Parrotta – President of IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations)

René Castro-Salazar – Assistant-Director General of FAO Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department

Cristiana Mele – General Directorate for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Vincenza Lomonaco – Italian Ambassador to the United Nations center in Rome

Emilio Gatto – General Director of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies


Following tasting of typical products from potential GIAHS sites of Tuscany

Agricultural Heritage