Slow Food International News

1000 Food Gardens – Kenya – 15 Nov 10

Thanks to a growing Slow Food movement in Africa and support from the international movement, food gardens will be established across the continent to support local food sovereignty in the new project ‘A Thousand Gardens in Africa’. The gardens will be created in schools and on community land in both urban and rural settings by working with the local Slow Food network and partner organizations, with project beginning in countries where Slow Food is already very active – including Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Ethiopia, Senegal and Tanzania. Read more…

The New Woodstock – Italy – 16 Nov 10

The program of the Youth Food Movement (YFM) network at this year’s Terra Madre allowed young chefs, farmers, students and activists from around the world to come together and discuss the issues they feel are most relevant to the next generation of sustainable food producers.

The YFM hosted a dedicated meeting and youth space which offered a program of conferences as well as informal meetings. The workshop “Identity: the globalisation of diversity” touched on the importance of encouraging young people to have pride in their regional cultures and to resist buying into the homogenized global identity of mass market youth. Eddie Mukumbi from Slow Food in Kenya talked about the issue of identity for young Africans, and representatives of The Waterpod Project in New York showed that urban food projects can help to create a strong sense of identity even in big cities. Read more…

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