22 September

Resistant Shepherds

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Shepherds are found everywhere in the world: from the Barbagia Sarda to the pastures of Extremadura, from the Planalto Norte of Capo Verde to the mountain pastures of Georgia.

Pastoralism was the original agricultural activity of human history and shepherds have always lived in harmony with the land, and their flocks. A world of ancient traditions but it is still alive and productive and does not want, nor cannot be designated a thing of the past or folklore. This practice resists, despite the many difficulties confronting the market and finding a just remuneration.


  • Ndamba Musa Usman, Cameroon, ILC member and ILC Coordinator for Africa;
  • Giorgi Kvavilashvili, Georgia, FAO/Slow Food project;
  • Mahdi Boodineh, Iran, shepherd of the Erbuz Mountains nomads;
  • Marciano Antonio Guillherme, Capo Verde, producer;
  • Eduardo Urarte, Spain, Shepherd of the Basque Country.
  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Moderator: Ludovico Roccatello, 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.

22 September

11:00 - 13:00

Food for Change – Slow Meat – Oval