More than 400 people participate in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the XV Agri-Food Meeting organized by the Center for Environmental Studies
2The event, aligned with the objectives of the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project and promoted by one of its partner entities, aims to continue taking steps in the sustainable growth strategy of the European Union.
More than 400 people have enjoyed from 20 to 24 September the different events organized to celebrate the XV Agri-Food Civic Meeting in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The event organized by the Center for Environmental Studies of Vitoria-Gasteiz, one of the partner entities of the LIFE IP Urban Klima 2050 project and aligned with its objectives, aims to continue taking steps in the direction of the sustainable and inclusive growth strategy of the European Union.
The first meeting was on Monday, September 20 at the Civic Center El Campillo to discuss the need for a new food system in the city, with a double call: the conference ‘Vitoria-Gasteiz in the panorama of Iberian and international agri-food regeneration’; and the talk-colloquium ‘HortiReg Project. Contribution of peri-urban regenerative agriculture to a new food system in Vitoria-Gasteiz’.
Thursday, September 22, the event was moved to the House of the Dehesa of Olarizu, where a classroom of urban ecology was held with the Basque Seed Network on traditional varieties in which breads with ecological and local flours were tasted.
10The harvest festival put an end to these meetings in the orchards of Urarte, in Abetxuko, with a producers' market, concerts and a popular meal.
This initiative is part of the European Green Deal which aims to promote a more sustainable food system and thus reduce the environmental and climate footprint by 55% by 2030.
The president of the CEA, Ana Oregi, emphasizes that "the agri-food strategy is on the agenda of Vitoria-Gasteiz as one of its springs to tackle the global effect of food systems. We have been developing it for years and it has come to stay. Since 2007 we have been celebrating this meeting that aims to promote a more sustainable local food and a more conscious and responsible consumption in our city. It is crucial to bring citizens closer to the origin of their food and to value the work of our local producers