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Gianluca Zavatta

Journalist, European citizen, born in 1973. He has worked for a variety of newspapers, magazines and news agencies and lived for several years in New York. He likes to go places without a fixed schedule or a definite date of return. He has worked in the areas of foreign policy, the economy and world news.  He is particularly attracted to anything that he does not know, his interests ranging from photography to sailing, running in the park in all weather conditions to skiing and dancing. Among his favorite dishes are squash prepared in almost any way.
 
Gianluca Zavatta

Rifkin: "To feed everyone, we need a revolution, to become vegetarian and to abandon GMOs."

Economia / Gianluca Zavatta
Jeremy Rifkin

The future of the Planet is at risk, and we are at a crucial point and need a change of direction; otherwise our very existence is threatened. This is the view of Jeremy Rifkin, American economist, an activist in the peace movement in the sixties and seventies, the author of several books.

Food waste and its impact on natural resources

Economy / Gianluca Zavatta
Food Waste

Food waste pollutes as much as the US and China. The data show how much it costs.

It may not be what it seems: packaging can produce a garden

Innovation / Gianluca Zavatta
Packaging

Pangaea Organics, a US company operating in the cosmetics industry, is for the first time launching a packaging that can be buried in the garden. It literally germinates the plants that are included within the product purchased.

The challenge of climate change and the importance of family farming

Economy / Gianluca Zavatta
Family Farming

Food security, one of the main goals of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) “2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), is considered essential for meeting the increasingly frequent challenges faced by the agricultural sector with continuing climate change.

Family Farming: the Numbers. Of the 570 Million Farms in the World, 500 Million are Family Owned

Economy / Gianluca Zavatta
Family Farming

72% of farms in the world are less than one hectare in size. 12% are between one and two acres, 10% are between two and five acres, and 6% are larger than five hectares. Out of a total of 570 million farms, 410 million are less than one hectare in size.

2014 –The year of family farming

Economy / Gianluca Zavatta
Family Farming

According to the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN), Family farming is a strategic approach to promote food safety and nourishment for the entire world.

Agriculture Remains Central to the World Economy. 60% of the Population Depends on Agriculture for Survival

Economy / Gianluca Zavatta
Fao

In a situation of economic crisis that has lasted for more than six years, the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) in its 2013 "Statistical Yearbook” shows that agriculture remains central to economic development.

FAO: Innovation, access to markets and research: all essential for family farming

Economy / Gianluca Zavatta
Family Farming

"In the poorest countries – says Jakob Skoet, an economist at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and one of the authors of 'The State of Food and Agriculture' report which this year focuses on family farming – productivity is low. Innovation serves to increase both productivity and sustainability."

In Africa, cereal prices are reassuring. Two challenges remain: Somalia and Sudan

Economy / Gianluca Zavatta
Somalia

The situation of cereal prices in Africa is generally good, but there are two major difficulties, Somalia and Sudan. This is what FAO states in its latest Food Price Monitoring and Analysis.

When avoiding waste becomes a business proposition

Economy / Gianluca Zavatta
Food Waste

The examples of Berkeley Bowl in California, of US chain, Stop and Shop, and of Granel in Spain. They have transformed the problem of waste into income-generating businesses.

Over a million people are already #FoodConscious. What about you?

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