Geoprogress Global Forum 2016
FOOD, GEOGRAPHY AND SECURITY POLICIES
Torino, 3-4 May
Aula Magna at Rectorate of the University of Torino
Via Po,17 – Torino
The “Geoprogress Global Forum (GGF)” is an international initiative promoted by the Geoprogress Journal, which is an open access e-journal, submitted to a double-blind peer review, edited by Geoprogress. This is a non-profit organisation founded by Italian academics out of various disciplines and universities for contributing to the progress of humanity, namely to build a better world, and enhance peace and well-being, interdependence between nations, emancipation from starvation and other humiliating deprivations .
The GGF is open to scientists, experts, politicians and anyone around the World who wants to contribute to overcome the above problems. Furthermore it would contribute to initiate a people global network with the same world concept and intentions and therefore help to urge the international policies of their States in the same direction. Each edition focuses on different problems of territory development, from local to global scale, and debates policies, management models and action proposals.
In the edition 2016, the first, the GGF intends to focus on food security issues. In particular, it aims:
- to analyze current food geography, which involves great differences in nutrition problems in different territories and requires different solutions and overall a new re-launch of cooperation among people for a sustainable development;
- to discuss the strategies of food security and safety for humanity and put forward new policies and regulations, nationally and internationally.
Its purpose is not only to give continuity to the debate concerning the issues of EXPO and the Charter of Milan (2015) that should be constantly in the spotlight of the scholars and public decision makers; but also to try to further involve the scientific community in the hunger problem and to contribute to define how “Feeding the Planet”, that was the slogan of the Expo, and particularly how to feed it sustainably.
This international conference is the main moment of the Forum, which then continues both with the publication of scientific papers and developing the debate over the web,
This edition of the GeoProgress Global Forum is organised
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
14:00 – 14:30 Registration of participants
14:30 – 18:30 Conference on “Food, geography and food security policies”
Chairman: Francesco Adamo, President of Geoprogress (Onlus)
Opening Greetings :
Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of University of Torino
Piero Fassino, Mayor of the City of Torino
Reports and Keynotes
Geography, policies and perspectives of food security
- Ana Maria Viegas Firmino, Chair, IGU Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems
- Maria Sassi, Agricultural Economist, University of Pavia (Italy)
Institutional visions, actions and proposals for food security.
– Lorenzo Bellù , FAO , Senior Economist, Economic and Social Development Dept.
– Adolfo Brizzi, IFAD , Director, Policy and Technical Advisory Division
– Brando Beninfei, European Parliament Member.
NGO’s perspectives and policy proposals:
– Andrea Stocchiero, FOCSIV , Policy Dept.
– Valentina Meraviglia, Slow Food
Planned interventions, questions and free interventions on the introductory keynotes.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Contribution to the Conference
09 : 00 – 10: 00 I Session of papers presentation
Chairman: Etienne Piguet, Université de Neuchâtel.
– The environmental issue in China: norms and enforcement after COP-21
Mariagrazia Semprebon, Legal Consultant.
– Organic food in China: the law behind lüse shipin and youji shipin,
Riccardo Berti, Lawyer.
– The abandonment of agricultural land in Italy – Italian measures to
contrast the phenomenon – The example of the regional legislation on the so-called “land banks”,
Giuliana Strambi , Institute of International and Comparative Agricultural Law – NRC.
– Climate change vulnerability, water resources access and food security in
Oromia and in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR),
Alessandro Pezzoli, Carolin Canessa , Chiara Brunisso, Elisa Bignante, Agnese Natale, Angela
Calvo, Elena Belcore, Andrea Bessone*. University and Polytechnic of Torino, *LVIA.
– Effectiveness of weather index insurance for smallholders in Ethiopia,
Federica Di Marcantonio*, Antoine Leblois**, Wolfgang Göbel* and Hervè Kerdiles,*
*JRC-EC and INRA.**
10:00 – 11: 00 II Session of Papers Presentation
Chairman: Egidio Dansero, University of Torino.
– Food security, Migration and Environmental change: what do we know about their relations ?
Etienne Piguet, University of Neuchâtel.
– Effect of climate change on plant disease and food security,
Massimo Pugliese, Agroinnova, Disafa, University of Torino.
– Food, Feed and Fuel. Geography of productions and market consequence
Vittorio Amato, Department of Political Sciences, University of Napoli “Federico II”.
– Climate change and livestock productions systems: a case study in Niger of technical and didactic
activities, Carlo Semita, Riccardo Fortina, Tiziana Nervo, Ousseina Saidou Toure, Issa
Moumouni, Mahaman Abdou Maaouia Moussa, Marichatou Hamani, University of Torino and
– Sharing best practices and educational tools among countries of Sahel
Elena Ferrero, Giovanni Mortara, Carlo Semita, University of Torino.
11:00 – Coffee break.
11:15- 13: 00 Workshop on “Food and local development issues”
Chairwoman: Maria Giuseppina Lucia, University of Torino.
Egidio Dansero, Giacomo Pettenati, Alessia Toldo.
Margherita Alice Perino.
Paolo Rizzi and Paola Graziano.
Marco Giardino, Luigi Perotti, Rossella Vigna.
Luca Simone Rizzo.
Francesca S. Rota.
13: 00 Hypotheses for next GGF
Francesco Adamo, Vittorio Amato, Sergio Conti, Egidio Dansero, Maria G. Lucia (Geoprogress).
Mariagrazia Pellerino (Torino City Councillor)
Responsible for the GGF
Francesco Adamo, Prof. Emer. of Economic Geography, President of Geoprogress Onlus.
Steering Committee of the GGF: Bjorn Asheim (Norway and Sweden), Huseyn Bagci,(Turkey), Vincente Bielza de Ory (Spain), Vladimir Kolossov (Russia), Sergio Conti (Italy), Elena Dell’Agnese (Italy), Labadi Fadwa (Palestine), Claudio Minca (Nederlands), Julian V. Minghi (USA), Maria Paradiso (Italy), Petros Petsimeris (France), Stephane Rosiere (France), Christian Vandermotten (Belgium), Peter Wiltshier (United Kingdom).
Scientific Committee of the GGF 2016
Ana Maria Viegas Firmino, Chair, IGU Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems
Maria Paradiso, Chair, Italian National Committee in International Geographical Union.
Maria Sassi, University of Pavia (Agrifood Economics)
Fernando Brito Soares (Agricultural Economics)
Franco Sotte, Politechnic University of Marche (Agricultural Economics and Policy).
Andrea Stocchiero, FOCSIV (Development Policy)
Executive Committee of the GGF 2016
Maria G. Lucia, University of Torino (Economic Geography ), Coordinator
Marco Giardino, University of Torino (Geomorphology)
Piercarlo Rossi, University of Eastern Piemonte (Comparative Law)
Luca Simone Rizzo, University of Padova
Francesca Silvia Rota , IRES Piemonte (Regional science)
Angioletta Voghera, Polytechnic of Torino (Urban and Regional Planning)
Secretariat of the GGF 2016
Edoardo Ardizzone, Ludovica Alessio, Luisa Montobbio, Cinzia Pagano, Caterina Zadra.
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