23 September

Quality Farming – Sheep and Goats

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Regarding meat production, the sheep and goat industry is the most sustainable (in terms of environment, animal welfare and feed).

However, consumption of goat and sheep is decreasing almost everywhere. This trend undermines not only farms raising the animals for meat, but also those focused on cheese production, as they must then be able to send male animals to market to guarantee a sufficient income. What are the possible solutions? Is it conceivable to promote consumption of these animals apart from holidays? Is it also possible to promote consumption of adult sheep and goats?


  • Fabio Ponti, Italy, Association Caprai sopra la panca;
  • David Morelos, Argentina, farmer;
  • Megan Larmer, USA, director of regional food programs in Glynnwood;
  • Richard Briggs, United Kingdom, Farmer Lambs of the Shetland (Ark of Taste);
  • Jean Bernard Maitia, France, coordinator of the Manex Sheep Presidium;
  • Mary Karanja, Kenya, Agronomoma.

Moderator: Raffaella Ponzio, Italy, Slow Food International.

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

16:00 - 18:00

Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval