Wednesday 7 October 2015 ore 10:00 - ore 14:00

Social protection and the role of women in feeding the planet

MAXXIM Auditorium – admittance free

In view of the celebrations of World Food Day on 16 October at EXPO, MAXXI will be presenting, in collaboration with the FAO and the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development of the Ministry of International Affairs and International Cooperation the conference Protezione sociale e il ruolo delle donne per nutrire il Pianeta, exploring the issue of the specific and important role of women in rural development and the measures taken for their safeguarding.

Giovanna Melandri President, Fondazione MAXXI

Introduced by
Hon. Benedetto Della Vedova Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Liana Mistretta journalist, RAI News

Among those invited to the seminar
Emma Bonino Founder of Non c’è Pace Senza Giustizia
Maria Helena Semedo Deputy General Director of the FAO
Aldo Brizzi Director of the Policy and Technical Advisory Division of the IFAD
Ertharin Cousin Executive Director, PAM
Ann Tutwiler Director General, Bioversity International
Irene Khan Director General, IDLO
Cosimo Lacirignola Secretary General, CIHEAM

Also speaking: Senator Andrea Olivero, Deputy Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
The Director General for Cooperation on Development, Giampaolo Cantini, will conclude.

The even will also be attended, in collaboration with Terra Madre, young women representing the international and Italian farming world, including Stefania Corrocher, winner of prestigious national and European prizes.