21 September

Apiculture and agriculture: the role of pollinators in the Common Agricultural Policy

Bra-Scuole Maschili Courtyard

Over 75% of the cultivated food which ends up on our tables is dependent on pollination.

Although their importance for the protection of biodiversity and the possibility food production is recognized, our pollinators and their diversity are gravely threatened by intensive agriculture, pesticides and monocultures. How is the process of reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (which should become effective in 2021) confronting this threat to the survival of pollinators? What would a CAP that made protecting pollinators a priority look like? What would its implications be for biodiversity and the environment? Representatives from the EU discuss the issue with associations from Italy and other European countries. At the end of the meeting we present beekeepers from Slow Food Presidia who won the 3 Gocce d’oro (Three drops of gold) award for Italian honeys in 2019.


Francesco Sottile, Slow Food Italy Executive Committee


Fabien Santini, DG AGRI, European Commission

Henriette Christiansen, PAN Europe

Francesco Panella, BeeLife

Alberto Contessi, Osservatorio Nazionale Miele

Peter Neumann, president of COLOSS

Free entry while seats last.

21 September

11:00 - 12:30

Casa della Biodiversità | Biodiversity House