Agrigento Conference on Environmental Protection

On 22 November 2019, the conference was held on the theme “A new policy for the protection of the environment and human health – Towards Agenda 2030”.
The conference was organized by the Order of Agronomists and Forestry Doctors, chaired by Maria Giovanna Mangione, in the Luca Crescente lecture hall of the University of Agrigento.
The conference focused on the delicate issues that concern us all: environmental protection and new food production policies, closely connected to our well-being.
For this reason, the protection of human health was born from a political idea linked to the sustainability of agricultural production, the safeguarding of soil fertility and the protection of the environment.
The conference, in collaboration with the Sicilian Agroecology Coordination, dealt with the topics of the recent National Congress of Agronomists and Forestry Doctors, held in Matera on Agenda 2030, and in synergy with the professional associations of surgeons and dentists; of Veterinary Doctors, Chemists and Physicists of Sicily. A very important meeting during which opinions, ideas and new development policies were exchanged for a new RDP, for a new sustainability policy not only for the environment but for agriculture as a culture of a new way of thinking about us, about the environment and human health.

After greetings from Giovanni Di Maida, president of the University Center of Agrigento; of Mayor Firetto; Sabrina Diamanti, president of the National Council of Agronomists and Forestry Doctors; Ettore Castorina, coordinator of the decentralized centers of the University of Palermo; Franco Celestre, vice-president of the Federation of Orders of Agronomists and Forestry Doctors of Sicily; Vincenzo Nicoli, president of the Interprovincial Order of Chemists and Physicists of Sicily; Giovanni Vento, president of the Order of Surgeons and Dentists of Agrigento; Nicola Maria Barbera, president of the Regional Federation of the Orders of Veterinary Doctors of Sicily, began the first session of work centered on the theme From agroecology to the circular economy for safeguarding the health of citizens and ecosystems.
At the speakers’ table were Giovanni Dara Guccione, from Crea, Council for agricultural research and the analysis of agricultural economics; Giacomo Minio, professor of Economics and Policies of cultural heritage at the Culture and Society department of Unipa; Calogero Romano, councilor of the Order of Agronomists and Forestry Doctors of Agrigento; Calogero Alaimo Di Loro, president of the Isola Bio Sicilia consortium; Mauro Uniformi, councilor of the National Council of Agronomists and Forestry Doctors; Maria Rosa D’Anna, director of the Maternal and Child Department of the Buccheri La Ferla Hospital in Palermo; Vincenzo Castronovo, commander of the Nature Anti-Crime Center of the Carabinieri; Valentina Palmeri, vice-president of the IV Environment, Territory and Mobility Commission at ARS.
In the second session we discussed the “New Regional, National and European Policies Towards Agenda 2030” with Maria Giovanna Mangione; Guido Bissanti, of the Agroecology Coordination; Michele Catanzaro, vice president of the III Productive Activities Commission at ARS; Margherita La Rocca Ruvolo, president of the VI Health, Social and Health Services Commission at the Ars; Rosalba Cimino, of the XIII Agriculture Commission of the Chamber of Deputies; Fabrizio Trentacoste, of the 9th Permanent Commission on Agriculture and Agri-Food Production in the Senate; Dario Cartabellotta, director of the regional department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Mediterranean Fisheries.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *