20 September

Is Agriculture Possible without Animal Farming?

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Animal and plant agriculture developed together over 12,000 years ago.

Man had always cultivated the land using fertilizer derived from animal waste, however industrial agriculture has broken this link with the introduction of chemical fertilizers. How will the relation be in the future? According to some, it is possible to do without animal farming and feed only on plant foods. Is agriculture possible without animal breeding and farming? What should this agriculture look like?


  • Sergio Capaldo, Italy, Piedmontese Breed reference;
  • Stefano Scavino, Italy, horticulturist Ark of Taste;
  • Fréderic Denhez, France, essayist and journalist;
  • Carlo Triarico, Italy, President Association for Biodynamic Agriculture.

Moderators: Piero Sardo, Italy, president of the Slow Food Foundation for biodiversity.

The Terra Madre thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available.

Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.

20 September

16:00 - 18:00

Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval