Events of the Week (September 7-13)

September 7: The Andean cereals chain: risks and opportunities. The first session of this conference is on contextualising the topic and identifying the problem, where Sarah Manuelli of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at FAO will speak about the promotion of traditional and high quality goods as a means to power the development of mountainous regions. The second session involves a roundtable discussion and sharing of experiences and best practices in Andean grain production to ensure food security. The conference takes place in the Auditorium of Cascina Triulza at 10AM, more information and panelists, here


September 10: The Cluture of differences that allows for coexistence and the development of territories.  This seminar, organized by the Italian Cooperation, Mediterraneo Sociale and KIP International School will take place in the KIP Pavilion and will start at 11:00 and end at 16:30. This seminar aims to define collaborative approaches between women’s practices and KIP International School that will go towards the construction of the new Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, and also identify innovative mechanisms to finance these initiatives, including through the Global Fund for territory development.   This seminar is composed of three sessions, addressing the following topics respectively: The challenge of territorial development, the practices of women in these territories, and the global and local politics of funding.  Ms. Eliana Haberkon, Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and member of the UN-Expo team, will be participating in the seminar, and will also be presenting during the third and final session of the seminar, addressing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, gender and the Voluntary Guidelines of the Responsible Governance of Tenure.   Read more about the event here


September 11: FOOD4 – Geografie del Cibo.  This exhibition on food security by Emmanuele Bompan will be inaugurated in the Slow Food pavilion, and is organized with the support of the European Journalism Center, Slow Food, La Stampa, FAO and the Italian Cooperation.  The inaugural event is a debate on the topic of food security and international cooperation, with interventions by several entities, among which are the DG plenipotentiary of the Italian Cooperation Cristiano Maggipinto and Ms. Eliana Haberkon, FAO member of the UN-Expo Team.  For more information on the event, visit the official page.     

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