Montella (AV) – 12/13/14 September 2022
FROM TWELVE COUNTRIES TO CAMPANIA
FOR THE EUROPEAN CHESTNUT DAYS
THE INTERNATIONAL EVENT IN MONTELLA (AVELLINO)
“EUROCASTANEA ITALIA 2022”
FROM IRPINIA THE FOCUS ON THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
OF CHESTNUT IN EUROPE AND IN THE WORLD
REPRESENTATIVES OF TWELVE COUNTRIESCopyAMP code.
From twelve countries to Campania for the 12th edition of Eurocastanea. In Montella (Avellino), from 12 to 14 Septemberwill be held European Chestnut Daysevent promoted by Chestnut and Marrone district of Campania and by the European chestnut network which brings together the chestnut producer organizations from 6 European countries (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Austria), with Interprofessional Union of Chestnut in South-West France-SNPC, National Union of Chestnut Producers, Interco Aquitaine, AREFLH, Refcast, Red Estatal del Castaño, ARGE Zukunft Edelkastanie, CSDC , Chestnut Study and Documentation Center, Regional Chestnut Growing Center of Piedmont, with the support ofDepartment of Agriculture of the Campania Region, Coldiretti Campania, Program Erasmus, Municipality of Montella and with the patronage of Mipaaf – Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
For 2022 it will therefore be Italy to host and organize the International Meeting, specifically Irpinia with city of Montella and the Caserta with Roccamonfina, two of the places of greatest chestnut production in Italy, strongly representative of the Italian and European inland areas.
Twelve participating countries will be – Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Greece, Chile, Turkey, China, Hungary, Albania, Kosovo – which will meet at the Solimine Theater of Montella (piazza Gargano) from 12 to 14 September. Among the most important sessions of Eurocastanea Italia 2022 – which will see among the personalities present the Minister of Agriculture Stefano Patuanelli, the MEP Paolo De Castrorepresentatives of the FAO and of DG Agri of the Commission European – “The importance of chestnut growing in Campania“,”Production forecasts in Europe in 2022“,”Industry and GDO: market overview“, “Resilience and sustainability in chestnut cultivation“, “The chestnut wood: an opportunity for carbon capture, protection of the environment and the landscape“, “The transformation in Europe between traditional products and new products “, “Is certification the future of chestnut cultivation?”.
Focus of the Meeting will be the chestnut production in Europe and in the world, the centrality of chestnut groves on issues related to resilience and the fight against climate change, but also commercial data on imports and exports, market trends, consumption and collection forecasts in the main producing countries in Europe, with an important space dedicated to research and innovations in the sector. The protagonists will also be the producers, who will meet the participants during the technical visits to the chestnut groves and to the most important production realities of Montella and Campania in general. The European network today represents an important and authoritative voice of the sector in Europe and in the world and the European Chestnut Days of Eurocastanea represent a fundamental moment of exchange between international professionals and among those (stakeholders, processors, producers, traders) who work on chestnut in Europe. Participants in Eurocastanea Italia 2022 will also be able to taste the gastronomic specialties prepared by the agrichef of the Campagna Amica network promoted by Coldiretti at Chestnut village adjacent to the venue of the event; also scheduled visits to local industrial realities, chestnut groves, research centers, etc .: Malerba Salvatore Farm, Marano Giovanni and Dell’Angelo Salvatore Farms, Oasis Srl Research Center – Torymus Sinensis Production Center, Franco Di Pippo Farm in Roccamonfina, Terminio Frutta e Alimentari Sas, Azienda Agricola De Maio, Nunziata Tecnologie Agroalimentari Srl. The event is included in the chestnut week, and will in fact be followed by National Chestnut Congress scheduled at the University of Portici on 14 and 15 September.
Eurocastanea Italia 2022 is promoted by Chestnut and Marrone district of Campania with the support ofDepartment of Agriculture of the Campania Regionfrom Coldiretti Campaniaof the program Erasmus he was born in Municipality of Montella.