(Français) Changements climatiques, alimentation et agriculture : 10 chiffres à connaitre et des idées pour agir !

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(Français) 3 femmes à découvrir qui se battent pour une agriculture et une alimentation plus durables

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(Français) Quiz : 8 questions pour vérifier votre connaissance de l’agriculture française

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(Français) Rétrospective Salon de l’agriculture 2006-2016 : montée en puissance des enjeux de durabilité, crise agricole, innovation et politique

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8 of march: women and men, key figures agriculture and nutrition

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To answer the main question of 2015 Universal Exposition: “Is it possible to ensure sufficient, good, healthy and sustainable food for all mankind?”, women are playing a huge role. They are one of the key to fight against hunger but also achieve a more equal and sustainable society. They are farmers, that often have more difficulties to acces to ressource, they are mother, still mostly in charge compare to men of the preparation of meals, they are more victim of diceases link with nutrition… The World food program underlines that “giving women farmers more resources could bring the number of hungry people in the world down by 100 – 150 million people”. A nice project to discover today in relation wih Expo 2015, is the project Women for Expo that ‘aims to further the debate on nutrition-related themes through dedicated projects and initiatives that seek to build a forward-looking and awareness-raising path, starting from the contributions ...

Iceland: a good example of sustainable cultivation thanks to the natural resources 2

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One month ago, I did an interesting tour to Iceland. It has been a long time since I wanted to visit this isolated Island, close to the North Pole. That’s why I decided to organize the tour. Iceland is a really fascinating country, characterized by a savage nature and lonely places of great beauty, still uncontaminated. In this island, which lies 40 km away from the artic circle, the harsh and sometimes inhospitable land make the possibility to cultivate vegetables and fruits very difficult. Island, indeed, is a very cold country, where there is no daylight  for many months in a year. As a result, plants do not grow easily in such a place. Nevertheless, the presence of geothermical areas, widely spread all over the icelandic territory, makes the temperature of the land not so cold. Icelandic people are hard workers and they were able to take advantage from the ...

The Farmers’ Markets in Italy: a growing trend

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Interview to Pietro Hausmann of the Campagna Amica Foundation Last Friday 27th June, Lucia and I have met Pietro Hausmann, who works for Campagna Amica and who deals with the development of its markets in Italy. Campagna Amica is a foundation based in Rome and it is a national network of direct selling of local products, formed by markets, farms, agritourisms, restaurants, urban gardens, small shops and ethical purchasing groups[1]. Our aim was to better understand the growing movement in Italy of the so called “farmers markets”, or local producers’ markets. We want to get known their history, their organization, their values and their perception of the Expo 2015. The easiest way to do it, was to start from the city we live in, and in particolar, from the market that Lucia visits every weekend. We turn up for the meeting at the market which hosts Campagna Amica at Circo Massimo ...

I have read for you: “Feeding mankind” of Louis Malassis

Let’s inaugurate a new type of article, the ” I have read/watched for you “. Indeed, it’s been 4 months since our blog is online and almost nine months since Laura, Juliette and I had the idea to create it, and yet thanks to the people we were able to meet or simply the circumstances, we happened (and we will in the future) to read books or to see movies or reports on the food and agriculture which made an impression on us and what we would like to share with you in the prospect of the 2015 Universal Exposition. Today, let’s start with “Feeding manking” written by the engineer and French professor, Louis Malassis. Have a nice reading and don’t hesitate to comment! Lucia To sum up Only with 128 pages (which can be read really quickly and easily), the author managed to summarize and explain the complex history of how mankind faced ...

Quiz in honor of world cup: 10 questions to test your knowledge on food and agriculture in Brazil

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We couldn’t not make something for the World cup 2014 since Laura, Juliette and I are such big fans of football (for those who know us, note the irony of the second part of this sentence… Indeed, the 2014 World cup represents also an opportunity to know better Brazil and in the context of our blog, to concentrate on agricultural and food issues. Good luck for the quiz and may the best win! Lucia Share and Enjoy

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge on food and agriculture in the European Union

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Elections to the European Parliament will take place Saturday 25th of May 2014. It’s an opportunity to test your knowledge of key figures in terms of food and agriculture in the European Union, one year before the Universal Exposition 2015 which theme is Feed the planet: energy for life. By the way, did you know that European Union will have its own pavilion to the Expo, you will also find one question about this. Share and Enjoy