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Oltreterra Year 2: the new economy for the mountains. 4 to 6 November 2016 Bagno di Romagna, in the Park of Casentino Forests, Mount Falterona and Campigna

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Wednesday, 2 November, 2016
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Oltreterra, Friday and Saturday in San Piero in Bagno, in the Park of Casentino Forests, is a project conceived by Slow Food and the Apennines Forlì Forlì, born within the "General States of the Apennines" of Slow Food Italy.
This edition has the theme pivotal conscious forest management, the search for a sustainable supply chain of forest products obtained through good policies and practices capable of developing local economies and support small Apennine communities. Definitely a long and arduous journey that will face age-old problems, such as the fragmentation of the property and that of access to a fair market value to the national tracked products over those from former international markets often uncertain. But to create a just economy is necessary to start from the qualification of forest operators to also work in the forest is a socially recognized work and justly paid. For this reason, the two will set training days compared those regions which, in various forms, have tried to address the issue in order to understand if there is a possible future for the Forestry Consortia, if training generates professionalism but also directed economy the territory in which it is performed, if the timber certification is only useful or even necessary. Days to participate and bring their various operational experiences, the region of Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. There are also CREA, operational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and PEFC Italy who will meet with industry professionals in three working groups in order to draft a policy document to be used as a political tool to address also have a good environmental management, clean and fair.

Friday morning will be treated the forestry economic management and sustainable supply chain: from good practices to promote new tools for local economies. Will address examples of good practice.
In the afternoon we'll talk about school meals as an educational tool and a significant economic resource for local production activities (allow access to quality products of local farms to their kitchens), by presenting the training Dream Canteen in the Park and Festesagge . The latter is a qualification project on festivals designed to enhance and promote environmental awareness (energy conservation, waste management) and the protection of the Park products.

"Imagine the future of a park means to try to find the best possible compromise between conservation issues and development needs, conditio sine qua non for representation in a rich natural and cultural territory. And the best practices in the field of forestry , along the lines of the purchase of Slow food words I am a categorical imperative: to work more and more for an 'economy of just forest, sustainable and high quality. " Luca Santini, president of the Park.