9 May 2019
9:00 / Welcome and registration
9:30 / Opening and presentation of the symposium
Meritxell Martorell. Mayoress of La Morera de Montsant
Jordi Sabaté. President of Priorat County Council
Teresa Jordà. Catalan Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food
Josep Maria Prunera. Tarragona Regional Council
Pilar Just. President of Prioritat
Pere Sala. Director of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia
Josep Manuel Rueda. Assistant Director-General of Protection of the Historic Heritage for the Catalan Ministry of Culture
Elisa de Cabo. Director of the Catalan Cultural Heritage Agency
BLOCK 1. Values of agricultural landscapes that are respectful to the idiosyncrasy of the territory
Presented and moderated by Clelia Maria Puzzo. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) 1
10:00 / The values of agricultural landscapes. The case of Priorat-Montsant-Siurana
Joan Reguant. Coordinator of the Priorat-Montsant-Siurana Candidacy, president of ICOMOS Andorra
10:20 / Traditional agricultural landscapes and the role of women
Wendy Cruz. Vía Campesina in Honduras
10:40 / The central role of women in the agricultural and co-operative system in the production of Argan oil 2
Mina El Mghari. University of Rabat
Amal El Hantati. President of the Argan oil women's co-operative (Morocco)
11:00 / Coffee break
11:30 / Collective management of Mediterranean dry stone agricultural landscapes
Eleni Pankgratiou. Architect. Assistant secretary of the Société scientifique pour l'étude pluridisciplinaire de la Pierre Sèche (S.P.S)
11:50 / Debate
13:00 / Lunch
15:30 / Guided trips (simultaneous)
- Visit to the Vilella Baixa (mill) - Gratallops (Vínicola del Priorat, co-operative) and “Els Escurçons” belonging to the Perez-Ovejero family - Celler Mas Martinet.
- Visit to La Bisbal de Falset (oil, co-operativism, organic livestock, dry stone landscape).
- Visit to Cornudella and Siurana (organic livestock and commercialisation of locally-sourced products).
- Visit to Masroig-els Guiamets-Capçanes-Falset (polyculture, co-operativism and family farms).
20:00 / Tastings and official symposium evening meal. Hall in Falset Castle
1 The Spanish State has three sites inscribed on the GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, of FAO): the Agricultural System of Valle Salado de Añana, Malaga Raisin Production System in La Axarquía and the Agricultural System Ancient Olives Trees Territorio Sénia.
2 Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan tree was inscribed in 2014 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO).
10 May 2019
BLOCK 2. Agricultural models for resilient, profitable landscapes
Presented and moderated by Maria Rovira. Unió de Pagesos (Farmers' Union)
9:00 / Alternative agri-food production and consumption models to improve local development processes
Representant of Agroecology Europe
9:20 / The role of governance in agricultural commercialisation and food systems
Mirene Begiristain. Doctor in Economy. University of the Basque Country
9:40 / Domestic agriculture. Women's access to the land and to entrepreneurship
Roamba Ouédraogo Maimounata. Under-Secretary-General of the Association Bi-Songo (Burkina Faso)
Marie Guigma. Women’s Mobilisation Secretary
10:00 / The universal recognition of the values of agricultural cultural landscapes
Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel. Chief of the Europe and North America Unit at the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
10:20 / Debate
11:20 /Coffee break
BLOCK 3. The governance of agricultural landscapes
Presented and moderated by: Roser Vernet. Coordinator of Prioritat
11:50 / The experience of land banks in the Galicia
Cristina Zolle. Técnica de Estudios y Dinamización. Axencia Galega de Desenvolvemento Rural (AGADER)
12:10 / Co-operativism and women in an agricultural cultural landscape in World Heritage
Nídia Cabrera Huerta. Administrator of the “Valle de Viñales” Cultural Landscape (Pinar del Río, Cuba)
12:30 / Co-operativism as an integrating model
Marina Vilaseca. L’ARADA. Creativitat Social
12:50 / Debate
14:00 / Lunch
All those attending will be handed out the main points debated, as a basis for the final debate and for the conclusions.
15:00 / Guided trip to the Cartoixa d’Escaladei (Carthusian Monastery of Santa Maria d’Escaladei)
BLOCK 4. The agricultural cultural landscape of priorat
Presented and moderated by Isabel Salamanya. Geographer. University of Girona
16:00 / Exceptionalities of the Priorat agricultural sector
Joan Queralt. The Priorat Office of the Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food
16:20 / Tradition and innovation in small-scale agriculture
Sara Pérez. Wine grower and oenologist
16:40 / Priorat Agricultural Forum
Ferran Mestres. Instructor at the Priorat Agricultural Forum
17:00 / The Priorat Land Bank
Mireia Vilamala and Isabel Ayala. Responsible for the Priorat Land Bank
17:20 / Debate
18:00 / General debate
Montse Serra. Journalist
Mercè Folch. Journalist
Toni Orensanz. Journalist
19:00 / Closure and presentation of the exposition catalogue 'El Priorat per Josep Subirats'
Early bird registration (available until 15th April):
- General: 75 €
- People from Priorat region: 50 € *
- Students and unemployed: 25 € **
From 16th April until the closing of registration:
- General: 100 €
- People from Priorat region: 75€ *
- Students and unemployed: 50 € **
The price includes meals and visits.
* Legal registration certificate is required. The difference in the price of registration is assumed by the Regional Council and Prioritat Association to facilitate attendance at the symposium.
** Certifying document is required.