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GENERAL CONFERENCE

Name Presentation on "The concept of terroir: a model of site-specific sustainable development?"
Short Description This event will be followed by a tasting session of products from different ‘terroirs’ including from UNESCO sites.
Long Description The French word ‘terroir’ is difficult or even impossible to translate into other languages. The concept of ‘terroir’ however, is not exclusive to French culture and could be applied around the world as a model of site-specific sustainable development.

During this session, the association ‘Terroirs et Cultures’ and the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences of the UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector will explore and present the notion of ‘terroir’ and will present a collaborative applied research project on the development of ‘terroirs’ around the world.
The event will be followed by a tasting session of products from different ‘terroirs’ including from UNESCO sites

Chair:
Natarajan Ishwaran, Director, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Natural Sciences
Sector, UNESCO, representing Walter Erdelen, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences

Speakers:
Dominique Chardon, President of Terroirs & Cultures

Claude Beranger, Secretary General of Terroirs & Cultures

Denis Sautier, Agronomist, CIRAD, France
Sengdao Vangkeosay, President of the Association in Support of Small Farmer Societies (Laos)

Guilhem Calvo, Consultant - Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO

Salvatore Arico, Programme Specialist, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO
Start date and hour 17-10-2007 6:00 pm
End date and hour 17-10-2007 8:00 pm
Location UNESCO Cinema
Contact name Mr Salvatore Arico
Contact phone + 33 (0)1 45 68 40 90
Contact e-mail s.arico@unesco.org
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