"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 disadvantaged people.
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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