Ariane Lotti

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"The path towards sustainability - farming with courage and innovation to face modern challenges"

Ariane Lotti is an agricultural entrepreneur and the managing partner of Tenuta San Carlo. Tenuta San Carlo is an organic farm in the Regional Park of Maremma in Central Italy that produces organic rice, grains, and legumes crops and has forests and protected areas managed for conservation goals. There is also an agritourism and a small herd of heritage breed cattle. Before moving to Italy, she worked for over five years in Washington, D.C., on U.S. federal sustainable food and agriculture policy, with a particular focus on food safety regulations and the farm bill. She is a published author, and has worked and conducted research on organic and conventional farms in the U.S. and Europe. She is a representative from Italy to Ceja (the European Council of Young Farmers), the Vice President of Confagricultura Grosseto, a Trustee of Friends of Spannocchia, and an advisor to the Chewonki Foundation. She holds a Bachelors' of Arts and a Masters' of Environmental Management from Yale University.