G20 meeting of agriculture ministers to take place on September 17 and 18 in Florence

On September 17 and 18, the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers will take place in Florence. The series of meetings will cover topics such as economics and the agricultural sciences, but also financing and mental health following the crises.

Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella said: “This is the time for initiatives against desertification and climate change, for the fight against the waste of resources, and for food education. Florence will be the world capital for agriculture over the upcoming days and we are certain that a new green page will be written in the city”.

The programme has been tailored in collaboration with Regione Toscana, Comune di Firenze, MUS.E, Camera di Commercio Firenze, the Florentine Civic Museums, Uffizi Galleries, Fondazione CR Firenze, the Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation and the Accademia dei Georgofili.

Free admission to museums, workshops for children, and markets form the events line-up, while initiatives such as urban beekeeping and the ‘donate a fruit tree’ project also feature; a ‘green surprise’ is planned for piazza del Duomo, and a project for a vegetable garden in each school will be launched, reports The Florentine.

 

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