21 September

Beyond the CAP: working toward a common food policy

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is unable to cope with social tensions—in fact it often heightens them.

Numbers of farmers and farms have decreased dramatically, the emphasis on productivity has led to a decline in biodiversity, and young people face major obstacles when trying to enter the agricultural sector. Some reforms to the CAP are under discussion, but it is necessary to go further and work toward a common food policy that addresses the issue of food holistically. This includes addressing environmental quality, territorial and resource management, and the social and cultural values of the entire agricultural supply chain and the food market. To find a solution, existing positive initiatives must be supported and consistency needs to be ensured between the various existing policies.


  • Angelo Innamorati, Official European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Mauro Zullo, member of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Nino Pascale, Italy, Former president of Slow Food Italia,
  • Jacopo Goracci, Italy, Coordinator of the Slow Food Presidium of the Maremmana Cattle
  • Stanka Becheva, Food & farming campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Nick Jacobs, IPES-Food Coordinator


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.

21 September

10:30 - 12:30

Sala Pod 2 – Oval