Cereals and Tubers Cluster

Old and New Crops


The Cereals and Tubers Cluster was located on the Decumanus between Iran and Morocco, and while approaching it one noticed an enticing aroma of freshly baked bread. These were the fresh-baked delicacies from Varvello, a sponsor of the Cluster.

Holograms for group photos and cases brimming with tubers and corn
The countries participating in this pavilion were Bolivia, Congo, Haiti, Mozambique, Togo, Venezuela and Zimbabwe, each with its particular evocative space showing the typical foods of their area and more. Inside the area dedicated to Venezuela was a huge hologram full of interactive displays about this South American country, ideal as a backdrop for group photos of visitors. In the Bolivian space, very colourful walls held transparent containers of local cereals and tubers. In the Togo space, visitors could see in the displays the typical foods of this country such as manioc, tapioca, corn and sorghum, while in the Haiti area, colourful baskets showed its local tubers and grains.

Health and wellness, thanks to many varieties of cereals and tubers present in nature
Visitors could choose how to explore the spaces, whether going inside the country pavilions or observing the outdoor gardens full of cultivated grains and tubers, where panels were placed listing the nutritional properties of each. The inside of the large area shaped like a fireplace, in addition to hosting events and tasting sessions, provided an overview of the planet’s varieties of grains and tubers, many of them unknown to most people: in addition to barley, oats, millet and Khorasan wheat, there are teff, baobab, fonio and sorghum. After the interesting shots of fruits, an eye on health: visitors could read about the benefits of eating cereals and tubers alongside the harmful effects of refined flours.

Discover the countries of the Cereals and Tubers Cluster in the records of Expo Milano 2015

Bolivia: “Quinoa, a Future Sown Thousands of Years Ago”
Congo: “Science and Technology at the Service of Food Security and Quality”
Haiti:  “From the Earth to the Plate, Let’s Share and Enrich our Heritage”
Mozambique: “From Tradition to Innovation: Feeding Lives and Nurturing Dreams”
Togo: “Cereals and Tubers Contribution to Food and Nutritional Security of the People of Togo”
Venezuela:  “Venezuela feeds its People’s awareness”
Zimbabwe: “Food security and sustainable development: a healthy Zimbabwe”