23 September

Insects Helping Agriculture

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Industrial agriculture tends to consider insects as enemies.

Agroecology, however, teaches us that there are useful insects, powerful allies in the cultivation of certain plant varieties. Like ladybugs for example, which contribute to the biological fight against garden pests. This will be a forum dedicated to discovering which plants, aromatic herbs and flowers can attract beneficial insects to our garden, helping us to naturally combat pests without damaging plants.


  • Claudio Porrini, Italy, University of Bologna
  • Simona Bonelli, Italy, University of Torino
  • José Antonio Casimiro Gonzàles, Cuba, Producer
  • Vujadin Kovacevic, Belgium, Policy Officer at European Commission
  • Giorgio Baracani, Italy, beekeeper vice-president Conapi

Moderator: Francesco Sottile, Italy, Slow Food and University of Palermo

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.

23 September

11:00 - 13:00

Food for Change – Api e insetti/ Bees and Insects – Pad./Pav. 1