The handbook “Family farming in Africa. Overview of Good Agricultural Practices in sub-Saharan Africa”will be presented the 12th of February at State University of Milan.


To highlight the importance of family farming in improving food sovereignty and preserving natural resources, 2014 has been declared  by United Nations the International Year of Family Farming. Family farming, environmental sustainability, food sovereignty in developing countries are some of the subjects of the seminar that will be held the 12th of February at State University of Milan, via Celoria 2. The handbook “Family farming in Africa. Overview of Good Agricultural Practices in sub-Saharan Africa”, which reports the results of a study conducted by the university researchers Sara Costa, G. Matteo Corvetto and Stefano Bocchi, will be presented. The aim of the research was to understand which are the successful strategies adopted by farmers in isolated rural areas of Tanzania, Mozambico and Kenya, to fight poverty, address food sovereignty and preserve the environment. The handbook has been realized by the University of Milan in behalf of Istituto Oikos in the framework of the FOOD WE WANT campaign. The seminar speakers will be the handbook’s authors; Rossella Rossi (President of Istituto Oikos), Professor Claudia Sorlini and Fidez Marzi (General Director of Dukorere Hamwe).


14:30-14:45 Stefano Bocchi: “Welcoming and Introduction”

14:45-15:00 Claudia Sorlini: “Expo 2015, an opportunity for developing countries”

15:00-15:15 G. Matteo Crovetto: “Demography, food sovereignty and environmental sustainability”

15:15-15:30 Fides Marzi: “Expectations in developing countries”

15:30-15:45 Rossella Rossi: “Family farming in Tanzania:  Istituto Oikos’ experience”

15:45-16:15 Sara Costa: “Agriculture and environmental sustainability in Tanzania  Kenya and Mozambico”

16:15-16:45 Debate