Sunday, September 13

16.00-19.00 Registration
18.00-19.30 Meeting of working group convenors

  Monday, September 14

08.00-12.00 Registration
09.00-09.30 Welcome

Prof. Mario Panizza (Rector of Roma Tre University)
Sonia Ricci (Councillor for Agriculture Lazio Region)

09.30-10.30 Open plenary session 1

Welcome by the Chair of the Local Organization Committee, Prof. Gianluca Brunori (Pisa University)

Keynote lecture by the Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee, Dr. Andries Visser (Wageningen UR) – Agriculture in an urbanizing society: what are the main issues?

Keynote lecture by Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department Dr. Ren Wang (FAO) – Meeting urban food needs through inclusive and sustainable food systems

10.30-11.00 Coffee/tea break
11.00-12.30 Plenary keynote lectures 2

Richard Le Heron, Professor of Geography, School of Environment, University of Auckland; Vice President (Humanities and Social Sciences) Royal Society of New Zealand (New Zeland) – Reclaiming society-urban-agrifood relations: assembling insights from New Zealand’s recent experience

Sergio Schneider, Professor of Rural Sociology and Development Studies, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (Brazil) – Food Strategies: what next? Perspectives from emergent economies, Brazil

12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Parallel working group sessions 1
15.30-16.00 Coffee/tea brak
16.00-17.30 Parallel working group sessions 2

   Tuesday, September 15

09.00-10.30 Parallel working group sessions 3
10.30-11.00 Coffee/tea break
11.00-12.30 Parallel working group sessions 4
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Plenary keynote lectures 3

Wayne Roberts, Food policy analyst, writer, food activist, Chair Toronto Food Policy Council from 2000-2010 (Canada) – Entrenching food policy in cities: how it looks from the trenches

Carlo Alberto Pratesi, Professor of marketing, innovation and sustainability, University Roma Tre; Scientific Advisor of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition BCFN (Italy) – The path to the perfect food

15.30-16.00 Coffee/tea brak
16.00-17.30 Parallel working group sessions 5
19.30 Conference dinner

  Wednesday, September 16

09.00-10.30 Plenary keynote lectures 4

Pierre Rabhi, Writer, farmer, philosopher, expert in agroecology; United Nations expert for the development of the Arid Lands; Founder of Association Terre et Humanism and the Movement Colibris (France) – Agroecology an ethics of life

10.30-11.00 Coffee/tea break
11.00-12-30 Parallel working group session 6
12.30-14.00 Lunch

15.00-16.30 Round table Food security in an urbanizing society
Chair: Gianluca Brunori
Moderator: Makiko Taguchi
Participants: * Walter Belik (Brasil) * Erik Mathijs (Belgium) * Roberta Sonnino (UK) * Juliet Kiguli (Uganda) * Ye Jingzhong (China) * Richard Le Heron (New Zealand)

16.30-17.30 Prizegiving speech: Award for best revolutionary practical solutions (free admission)
Chair: Francesco Di Iacovo (Italy)
Introductory speech: * Pierre Rabhi (France) on Research, civil society and policies, their role in promoting innovation and its (rapid) spread. * Paola Scarpellini (Italy) Innovation brokerage and new paths for change: spaces of actions and barriers.
Prizegiving speech: * Winners AiCARE Award 2015

18.00 Aperitif with prizegiving for best scientific papers

    Thursday, September 17

09.00-12-00 Debate: Food in the city in the International context (free admission);
* Antonio Rosati (Arsial)
* Gianluca Brunori (Scientific Committee) The Rome’s 2nd International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society: emerging issues, questions and themes.
Round table
Chair: * Francesco Di Iacovo (Scientific Committee)
Participants: * Marta Leonori (Assessore Roma Produttiva e Città Metropolitana) * Andrea Calori (Milan Food Policy Team) * Fabrizio De Filippis (University Roma Tre) * Luca Ruini (BCFN Food For Sustainable Growth) * Farmers’ Associations (Vincenzo Vizioli – AIAB Associazione Italiana per l’Agricoltura Biologica, Francesca Rocchi – Slow Food Italia, Giuseppe Cornacchia – CIA Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori, David Granieri – Coldiretti) * International experiences (Camilo Lozano Torres – Universitá di Rio Grande do Sul Brasil, Heidrun Moschitz – FIBL Switzerland, Wayne Roberts – Chair Toronto Food Policy Council from 2000-2010 (Canada)

09.00-14.30 Excursions (reserved at registration)

Please see below for the Working Group Schedule and Abstracts
Program and Abstracts #AgUrb2015