The Fest of Grains 2019

IX Edition

Theme “Ethics on the plate: food, health, environment

Regions involved Campania, Lazio, Lombardy, Puglia, Sicily

The ninth edition of the festival took place from 6 to 9 June, anticipated by events between Sicily and the Castelli Romani, and then spread with other initiatives between Lazio, Puglia, Sicily and Lombardy. If the cereal chosen for this edition was spelled, the oldest wheat cultivated, sustainability and circular economy have inspired the 2019 theme, ‘Ethics on the plate. Food, health and the environment’: an analytical focus on how behaviors and lifestyles affect the territory and also the health of humans and animals, as well as the quality of the environment in which we live. Tunisia was the host country: in collaboration with the Embassy of Tunisia in Italy, a whole day (June 9) was organized at the Wegil in Rome dedicated to the culture of this country, which since ancient times has deep ties with Italy. At Wegil took place professional B2B meetings, activities open to the public such seminars, taste workshops, performances and food tastings, in order to enhance Tunisian gastronomy excellence and stimulate cultural and commercial exchanges between the two countries. The overall program of the Festival was rich and articulated, confirming its spread structure with events in various places in the capital and in other Italian cities, including Palermo, Tarquinia, Milan. The program also included events to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. As every year, the Festival Network has expanded to include public and private organizations, which have contributed in various ways to the implementation of the program. The godfather of the 2019 Cerealia Festival was Michele Maffei, Olympic champion, president of A.M.O.V.A. (Gold Medal Association for athletic value) and academic of cuisine. In 2019 was signed the cooperation agreement between Cerealia and the A.M.O.V.A. association, which provides for the involvement each year of a gold medal athlete as godfather of the Festival. Cerealia is a festival promoted by the Cerealia Festival Network in collaboration with national and international institutions. For the third consecutive two-year period, he was awarded the EFFE LABEL reserved for the European Festivals of Excellence (2019/2020) and also in 2019 he received the Medal of the President of the Republic.

PROGRAM OF THE CEREALIA FESTIVAL 2019 

The scientific study of the 2019 festival is dedicated to “spelled” and is curated by Valentina Narducci and Sahara Melloni (Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of the Agricultural Economy CREA-IT) 

The Festival was dedicated to the 60 years of the Insor and to Corrado Barberis

 

CREDITS OF THE 2019 EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL

Members of the Cerealia Festival Network (in alphabetical order):Agroalimentare in rosa, Aisu verso Itaca, Al Forno Alessi dal 1921, Archeoclub d’Italia sezione di Roma, Baicr Cultura della Relazione, ComeUnaMarea Onlus, Consorzio Agroalimentare di Filiera Corta e dei Mercati Agricoli, FIDAF, Gustolab International Italy, Istituto Nazionale di Sociologia Rurale INSOR, La Lestra Tarquinia, La Rotta dei Fenici – Itinerario d’Europa, Minimo Impatto, Music Theatre International, Osservatorio Salute e Sicurezza, Prospettive mediterranee, Rete per il dialogo Euromediterraneo RIDE-APS, Spotzone. Executive production Music Theatre International.

Institutional Sponsorships: MAECI Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Ministero dell’ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare, Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari Forestali e del Turismo, Regione Lazio, Regione Siciliana, Regione Puglia, Roma Capitale, Città di Palermo, Comune di Tusa, Comune di Ponza, Comune di Cuveglio, Comune di Gioia del Colle

Other Patronages: Fondazione Anna Lindh Rete Italiana, Università La Sapienza di Roma – Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale, Fosan – Fondazione Studio degli Alimenti e Nutrizione, Touring Club Italiano, Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e Dottori Forestali della Provincia di Roma, Istituto Zooprofilattico

Organizational partners: Orto del Pellegrino, Slow Food Albano e Ariccia, l’Albero Verde della Vita Collaborations: Macro Asilo, Osservatorio Farmers Markets, Orto Botanico dell’Università di Tor Vergata, Università La Sapienza – Museo Orto Botanico, Fondazione BioCambus, DIOMEDA, Università eCampus, Club per l’Unesco di Palermo, Club per l’Unesco di Enna, Passi insieme, Agro Camera – Azienda Speciale della Camera di Commercio di Roma, Lazio Innova, A.M.O.V.A., Grand Hotel Palace/Cadorin – Ristorante, Bistrot & Lounge Bar, Babycambus Edutainment, Les Toques Blanches, FamilySmile, Il Cerchio Naturale, Circolo Ufficiali Forze Armate d’Italia, Associazione I Rotariani per i Giovani del Mediterraneo, Progetto Goldestein, Rotary Club Roma Cassia, Medina, Legio II Parthica, Fondazione BioCampus, Mostre diffuse di fotografia, Arga Lazio, Wegil, Museo dell’Acciuga, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Donne di Mare, Club per l’Unesco di Palermo, Libero Consorzio Comunale di Enna, Rocca di Cerere Geopark, Associazione Ghenos, Istituto Comprensivo di Tusa, Fondazione Patrimonio Unesco Sicilia, IISS Colamanico Chiarulli, IISS Croce-Aleramo, New Horizons, Proloco Proserpina di Enna, Salina – Museo Archeologico d Palermo, Scuola di Danza Tusa e Cutrera, Innovagri, Federazione Italiana Panificatori Pasticcieri e Affini, Symbiotiqa, UNIPLI Lombardia e UNIPLI, Combi Mais, Comune di Agra, Pro Loco Cuveglio, Cuvio, Casalzuigno; Centro Anziani di Cuveglio; Associazione Alpini di Cuveglio, CIA, Food Education Italy Media partners: Radio Godot, Italia a tavala, Ipmagazine Technical partners: Ecostoviglie, Ivan il re del pane, Torpedino, Az. Agr. Agrituristica Casale della Mandria, Pasticceria Troiano, Agriturismo il Quadrifoglio, Gruppo Giovani Panificatori Farchioni, Antiche Terre Pacella Sponsors: 4Changing, BCC Roma, UniCoop Tirreno Twinning events: Giornate del Mediterraneo Antico / Rotta dei Fenici, Re Boat Race, Popolinfesta Festival Cerealia 2019 staff artistic directors Paola Sarcina, Letizia Staccioli / general management Paola Sarcina, Tiziana Briguglio / technical coordinator and institutional relations Paolo Cermelj / Archeoitinera Alessandra Pignotti / production coordinator Tomaso Thellung / technical director Giorgio Rossi / press office Elisabetta Castiglioni / visual communication Spotzone srl / production staff Carlo Paglia, Andrea Veloce, Vanessa Kabotwe / photo-video documentation Teresa Mancini, Linda Bagalini / French intern Claire Reynier