Participation in Expo 2015 in the country of São Tomé and Príncipe had a significant impact on the knowledge of the beauty and potential of your country; moreover it has had a notable influx of Italian industrialists and entrepreneurs allowing him to get to know the country
São Tomé and Príncipe is a small island country located off the west coast of the African continent
Its main economic activity is agriculture, with cocoa being the main export item
The isolation of São Tomé and Príncipe has created a biological diversity within the country that is made up of diverse ecosystems, forests, plains, savannas and swamps.
The richness of the biodiversity of these islands is recognized by scientists from all over the world.
The sustainable exploitation of the biodiversity of Sao Tome and Principe is closely related to its conservation, so that it can also generate income for local communities and consequently reduce poverty.
The participation of São Tomé and Príncipe in Expo Milano 2015, within the Cocoa Cluster, has as its main purpose the presentation of a pilot project that demonstrates how it is possible to reconcile biodiversity and the exploitation of cocoa, while ensuring a better quality of life for the population.
Furthermore, it shows how the new associative forms of production of the best cocoa are favoring a new cycle of agricultural economy in the country.
Feeding the Planet in a sustainable way today means intelligently accepting a compromise between generations, in which civic and environmental education and culture constitute the main pillars of all those processes responsible for the future of humanity.
At Expo Milano 2015, the São Tomé and Príncipe Pavilion focuses on its people and the fascinating beauty of its islands, presented in various artistic representations: music, theater, dance, plastic arts, photos and videos.
The São Tomé and Príncipe Pavilion is divided into three macro themes.
The natural environment: cocoa and biodiversity conservation.
The human environment: of plantations and agriculture; and The biosphere, which characterizes the Obo Natural Park.
The architectural aspect, inspired by cocoa and biodiversity, aims to show the relationship of these two factors with the culture of happiness.
Sao Tome and Principe presents itself as a hospitable and promising country that is worth a visit.
Therefore, the exhibition presents a collection of images and sounds that allows the visitor to get in touch with the different and fascinating realities that animate the two islands.