1 May 2015 opened the Universal Exhibition, Expo-2015, in Milan, kicking off a six-month global event dedicated to “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
The theme for the event is one at the core FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture mandate: how to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food to everyone, while respecting the natural resources of our planet. For this reason, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture is pleased to be collaborating with Expo-2015 and UN Expo-2015 at various events through October.
We invite you to follow our upcoming events for May, either through news on our web site, through our live tweeting of events on our Twitter account @FAOfish, or by coming to see us in Venice and Milan.
ONU EXPO 2015 MAP (pdf)
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture at Expo-2015 in May:
Friday, 8 May
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture will participate at an interesting side event of the Milan Expo entitled AQUAE VENEZIA 2015, this side event to Expo-2015 is taking place in Venice and is dedicated exclusively to the theme of water. On 8 May, FAO Fisheries will participate in Pianeta Aqua – Green Drop. Stop by in the afternoon when Aquaculture officer Alessandro Lovatelli will speak at a round table on “Feeding the World: the Role of Oceans and Water Resources” or follow us on Twitter @FAOfish as we live tweet the event from Venice. Other participants in the roundtable will discuss renewable marine resources, sharks in the Adriatic Sea, and aquaculture, in what is certain to be an interesting discussion.
Friday, 22 May
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture will participate in a European Commission – Maritime Affairs and Fisheries-sponsored event entitled Aquaculture in Europe: A model for the future.
Bringing together key actors such as producers, researchers, NGOs, consumers, and popular chefs the event will look at how European aquaculture can help meet the ever growing demand for fish. It will showcase good practices from across Europe and then open up a discussion among the participants broken in small groups (World café) sitting in circle shape on the different challenges: environmental, economic and social as well as future prospects.
The event will include also a ceremony to announce the 3 winners among the 20 European schools that have participated in the pilot project of the “FARMED IN THE EU” campaign, in which students (12-18 old) have met local fish farmers and produced material to explain the sector in their regions. The aim of this project was to show the human face of a sector that is still unknown to many citizens: the 3 producers will be present to interact with students and teachers and to explain what they have learned together!