Rome, Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 11 a.m.
‘Parlamentino’ meeting room based at the State Forestry Department, Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, in via Venti Settembre.
The District in Rome gathers employers’ associations and companies at the Ministry headquarters (Mipaaf) on the eve of a promising citrus campaign.
Workshop entitled ‘Along the orange blossom paths discovering the excellent Sicilian citrus fruits industry’ in Rome
The cornerstone of an important workshop planned by the Citrus District of Sicily, with the support of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (Mipaaf) is the Sicilian citrus fruits cultivation, in terms of a renewed determination of this branch to present a cohesive front together with the Institutions, during this phase of national economy recovery. The workshop will take place on Wednesday September 30, at the Ministry headquarters in Rome (viale XX settembre 20, State Forestry Department, “Parlamentino” meeting room), at 11.00 am. The title of the meeting is “Along the orange blossom paths discovering the excellent Sicilian citrus fruits industry.”
The interventions in the speech will be introduced by the president of the Citrus District of Sicily, Federica Argentati (agronomist and cooperation expert), and realised by some representatives of the main employers’ associations, among which: Rosa Giovanna Castagna representing Agrinsieme (whose acronym gathers Confagricoltura, Confcooperative, Legacoop and Agci), Alessandro Chiarelli representing Coldiretti, Salvatore Laudani representing Fruit Imprese, as well as a representative of the processing and packaging industries industry. The president of the Sicilian Agronomists Association, Corrado Vigo, has the responsibility to expose facts and numbers concerning the economic strength of the whole citrus fruits industry. The interventions of Rosaria Barresi (Regional Councillor for Agriculture) and of Giuseppe Castiglione (Undersecretary for Renzi’s Agricultural and Forestry Policy), will conclude the speech.
The workshop envisage showing the corporate video “Un giorno nell’isola del sole“, realized by the Citrus District of Sicily, organism rounding up four producers syndicates (Arancia Rossa di Sicilia IGP, Arancia di Ribera DOP, Limone di Siracusa IGP and Limone Interdonato di Messina IGP), others pursuing the necessary accreditation procedures (Mandarino di Ciaculli and Limone dell’Etna) and several hundreds of firms, farmers cooperatives, institutions and employers’ associations and trade unions of the Sicilian citrus fruits industry.
Workshop in Rome – Economy is restarting from citrus fruits in Sicily