29 Settembre 2016 Notizie

AREPO participated in the Forum Origin Diversity and Territories in Turin

On September 20-22, the Forum Origin, Diversity and Territories 2016 was held in Turin, in the context of Terra Madre – Salone del Gusto (Slow Food).

The Forum ODT is an international community of practices and knowledge dealing with the interactions between cultural and biological diversities, dynamics of territories and quality-linked products. This year edition was focused on “Innovation in the Territory and Resilience of the Food Systems”.

In this occasion, AREPO and Master Food Identity co-organised a workshop on “Tradition of technical and technological innovation: Opportunities, way of evolution and limits to create resilient GIs.

Tradition conveys specific expertise from territories that are characterized by particular geographical, climatic, political and social conditions. This expertise is usually more or less codified, for example in product specifications, terms of reference or charters.

During the workshop, the discussion has been focused on the permanent challenge of reconciling tradition and innovation in order to preserve the typical characteristics of products linked to their origin and being able to adapt products to the changing tastes and needs of consumers.

The topic was addressed through five concrete examples, with the aim to analyse the existing limits in changing the codes of practice without distorting the specificities and the expertise that define the GI product’s characteristics.

Click on the name of the speaker below to consult the five presentations of the workshop:

Find out more on Forum ODT 2016 and consult all the presentations at the following link: http://origin-for-sustainability.org/en/program-2016/