Agostino Petroni

Agostino Petroni is a 2020 M.A.-Politics graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and a Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow. An economist and a gastronome, Agostino published Memoria Nueva: Storie di Guardiani Della Terra (Stories of Guardians of the Earth), and produced Heartwood, a documentary about gastronomic resilience of three Latin-American indigenous communities.

Grazing Livestock Among the Trees Is Helping to Prevent Wildfires

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The once common practice is making a comeback — and saving forests from destruction.

In a Mafia Stronghold, This Cooking School Is Stirring the Pot

9 min read

Arturo Pratticò saw young people working for the mob. What if he could make them chefs instead?

The Italian Fishermen Who Brought the Sea Back to Life

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When overfishing decimated Puglia’s biodiversity, conservationists and fishermen created a marine reserve that turned their catches around.

New York Is Using Data to Stop Homelessness Before It Starts

5 min read

The city is pinpointing residents who are on the verge of losing their homes and getting them help before it happens.

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