Industrial agriculture is drastically reducing today’s variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, cheeses…. Everyone knows that the Bengal tiger needs to be saved, but the Itamba Cowpea from Kenya and the Kabog Millet from the Philippines are also precious and staples for the communities that grow them. The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of the immense heritage of biodiversity at risk of extinction and promotes the work of many local communities essential for preservation.

This conference is organized as part of the project "Oltre Rio + 20-" with the contribution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Chaired by: Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity


Carlo Petrini,president of Slow Food

Gastón Acurio, chef, Peru

Rinaldo Rava, Slow Food

Pia Bucella, Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission

Giorgia Abeltino, head of Policy, Google Italy

With the testimonies of the Terra Madre Network