Stefano Capitanio Award

4 June 2024

On Saturday, May 25, the 16th National Day of Mediterranean Nurseries was held in Monopoli, an annual event organized by ANVE (National Association of Nurserymen Exporters) in collaboration with Vivai Capitanio, who again hosted the conference this year. The topic discussed, “Risk management in the floriculture sector in the light of climate change,” of great interest to all those working in the sector, was a great success, far exceeding expectations in terms of attendance both in the hall and online on the association’s and nursery’s Facebook channels.

After greetings from Leonardo Capitanio for Vivai Capitanio and ANVE President Luigi Pagliani, Senator Patrizio Giacomo La Pietra, who was physically unable to attend, wished to be present with a video message. He emphasized the importance of the floriculture sector and the current government’s commitment to creating a legal framework that well defines the supply chain, providing political and institutional legitimacy to a sector that sorely needed it. He also appreciated the theme of the day, reassuring the audience of the Ministry’s commitment in this direction, concluding with praise for the Stefano Capitanio Award, highlighting the importance of giving opportunities to young people.

The morning concluded with the awarding of the “Stefano Capitanio” Degree Prize, established to commemorate the work of ANVE’s founding member and aimed at young graduates. This year, the number of papers and participating Universities grew, a sign of the growing national relevance of the Prize. The winning theses, selected by the technical jury including Barbara De Lucia of the University of Bari, were:

• Three-year category: Roberta Cassataro of the University of Studies “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara – Three-year degree course in Economics and Management – with the thesis “Implementation of a management control system: The case of ‘Vivai De Laurentiis’.”

• Master’s Category: Giulia Savoretti of the University of Pisa – Master’s Degree Course in “Design and Management of Urban Green and Landscape” – with the thesis “Greenways as a Sustainable Response to the Growth of Cities. The case study of the Design Competition for the ‘Redevelopment of the road axis of Via de’ Barberi in Grosseto.’”