"Social Farming, new perspectives and opportunities for the territory "is the title of the
seminar-conference organized by the social cooperative San Michele Arcangelo Onlus in
collaboration with PARS Onlus. The event was held on Tuesday, 6 March 2018, at 3:00 pm in
the "Villaggio San Michele Arcangelo" in Corridonia, Italy.
"The conference aimed to be a presentation and analysis meeting on social farming, a reality
that in recent years has become increasingly important, enriching our territory with new
experiences - explained the organizers.
The main themes discussed during the conference were: regional legislation, funding, social
farming as a tool for the enhancement of the territory and ethical consumption. Also were been
presented experiences of active longevity and the management of social farming activities.
The first presentation was on active longevity in rural aresa by Dr. Cristina Gagliardi,
researcher of Inrca Institute of Ancona. Following, the speeches of Dr. Leonardo Lopez (Marche
Region), prof. Matteo Belletti (Polytechnic University of Marche), prof. Alessio Cavicchi and dr.
Chiara Aleffi (University of Macerata), dr. Gioia Castronaro (Aiab Marche), dr. Giovanni Carlot
(San Michele Arcangelo) and Dr. Irene Torretti (PARS Onlus).
The meeting was opened to everyone and, particularly, to those interested in learning about
the opportunities offered by the farming sector as a tool for integration and inclusion of
The conference was been also an opportunity to present the European project FASST (Training
for Social Agriculture and Territorial Development) funded by the European Commission, a
project of which the Social Cooperative PARS is the leading body together with the Social
Cooperative San Michele Arcangelo in Corridonia and seven other European partners. The aim
of the project is to develop a free e-learning platform accessible to everyone for training on
the social farming.
At the end of the conference, all the partecipants could taste the typical organic products from
the Cooperative San Michele Arcangelo.
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