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Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is organized by Slow Food, the City of Turin and the Piedmont Region. Join us in Parco Dora, Turin, from Thursday, September 26 to Monday, September 30, 2024, and explore how food can restore our relationship with nature. #TerraMadre2024

The beauty of Terra Madre

Terra Madre returns to Parco Dora, a powerful symbol of urban regeneration in the northern outskirts of Turin. The location itself contains a powerful message about our ability to rediscover our place in nature, to give nature the opportunity to express itself again. Check out the photo gallery of the 2022 edition.

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Terra Madre Indígena 2024 - Pueblos de Abya Yala will take place from March 6-10 in México City 🇲🇽

👉 https://www.slowfood.com/events/indigenous-terra-madre-abya-yala-peoples/

🌾 A hundred activists from the Slow Food Indigenous Peoples' Network will gather to ...celebrate the diversity of their food and cultures and the role they play in resisting the colonization of food systems.

🤲🏽 🌱 Indigenous peoples safeguard more than 80% of the world’s biodiversity. Food systems contribute, as protecting those plants and animals is essential to maintaining the balance of the ecosystems they live in, and food production depends on it.
🏭 However, multinationals challenge this balance as globalized and industrial foods become the norm on our tables. This not only homogenizes our taste but also threatens our freedom of choice and the planet. 🌎

☀️ But alternatives exist, and #TerraMadreIndígena2024 is the place to get to know, celebrate, and promote them.

We thank Fundación W.K. Kellogg, the Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA), Tamalpais Trust, and the Complejo Cultural los Pinos for helping us bring this event to life.

#indigenous #food #Mexico

🌱 Unsustainable agricultural policies have trapped farmers in a market-driven model. Agribusiness prioritizes profits over sustainability, pressuring farmers to increase yield at all costs.

🍲 Food is treated as a commodity, and Common Agricultural Policy derogations harm ecosystems, ...worsening farmers' income issues.

🌍 The future of food systems relies on the well-being of the farming community, stewards of our vital common good: food.

🌿 The EU should contribute to create a vision for sustainable, local food systems, embracing ecological practices and preserving natural resources. We will.

🌐 We urge the EU to align CAP with the Green Deal, using the UN Declaration on Peasants' Rights as a guide.

🤝 Join us in a consensus-based transition, ensuring dignity and livelihoods for farmers and farm workers. All food system actors must contribute to realizing food sovereignty, organic agriculture, and peasant rights.

#agroecology #farmersprotest #EU

"We don't need to look beyond our borders for great food and rich biodiversity," says Aida Jamangulova, the Farmers to Chefs project coordinator.

👉 https://www.slowfood.com/blog-and-news/from-farmers-to-chefs-to-protect-biodiversity/

In Kyrgyzstan, the Farmers to... Chefs project is empowering local farmers and chefs to embrace agroecology, reduce waste, and promote conscious consumption, by strengthening the bond between them.

👩‍🌾👨‍🍳👫 The Aly de Polya Bistro hosted training sessions focusing on agroecology, climate impact, and team-building. The project also welcomed Anton Kalenik from Belarus, sharing insights on incorporating local products into menus.

🍽️ The Brunch with Farmers was a pivotal step for farmers and chefs to meet and build direct relationships, to create a sustainable food supply system for local restaurants, emphasizing the importance of strong relationships.

🌍 The next steps include developing a virtual marketplace for farmers and producers, directly connecting them with HoReCa and consumers.

The project is made possible thanks to the support of the #SlowFoodNegroniFund by Imbibe and Campari

From February 2nd to 4th, the Regional Academy in Dakar brought together passionate educators and experts to delve into key themes like Agroecology, Biodiversity, and Indigenous Peoples' Rights.

The intensive three-day program, despite its packed schedule, unfolded seamlessly. ...Participants engaged in both in-person and online sessions, covering topics from Agroecological Gardens to the intricate aspects of project construction.

🤝 The warmth and commitment of all involved, along with the guidance from five dedicated tutors and trainers, fostered a sense of family among this diverse human biodiversity—representing 13 different countries, numerous indigenous identities, languages, and cultures—a true African Terra Madre!

🌍 Now, the journey continues with ongoing training, project proposal presentations from those present in Dakar, and the vital task of strengthening the Slow Food network within each participant's community.

🌟 Participants shared inspiring reflections:
🌾 "No doubts remain about the power of agroecology to preserve our community's food system."
🌳 "Visual learning reinforced my understanding of environmental preservation, especially for forest-rich countries like ours."
🗣️ "Confidence gained post-academy empowers me to spread the Slow Food message across various platforms."

🙌 Thanks to International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and TAMALPAIS TRUST for funding this initiative in collaboration with the SF Indigenous People Network. Let's amplify these impactful stories and initiatives!

In collaboration with REDES : Network for Ecovillage Emergence and Development in the Sahel

🎙️ In today's episode, find out how cooks, students, and anyone can make a real impact.✊

👉 https://open.spotify.com/episode/3GUfy7VJ1YXhXod4DKpep5

Get practical tips on how you can influence food policies, discover ways to drive change in food communities and ...inspire others to take action!

🌱 This podcast is part of our Planting the Future series, where we explore the challenges of our food system, share stories of delicious plant-rich meals, champion agroecology, and give you actionable steps to be part of the change. 🌎

🎧 Tune in at the link in bio and cook up a sustainable future of food!

Host & Production: Valentina Gritti
Post-production & music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

👀 (1 min reading) Do you know what #SlowFood communities are up to?🐌
Here's a preview!
Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all of our worldwide initiatives! 🌎

👉 https://www.slowfood.com/newsletter/

🇰🇪 I. Slow Food Kenya successfully ...organized the Muranga Earth Market, facilitating a fruitful exchange between local farmers and students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences, who had the chance to try local products

🇦🇺 II. Slow Food Auckland collaborated with the Pacific Food Lab and AUT Masters in Gastronomy students to celebrate Terra Madre Day, fostering resilient and sustainable food systems in Aotearoa and the Pacific.

🇧🇬 III. Slow Food Bulgaria: The Rhodope-Smilyan community launched the "Bean Valentine" campaign to promote the consumption of legumes for both personal health and environmental sustainability

🇹🇷 IV. Slow Food Bodrum held a training program on olive tree pruning and olive oil tasting to educate on the intricacies of olive cultivation, oil production, and the importance of sustainable and flavorful practices in preserving cultural heritage

🇭🇹 V. Slow Food Haiti is carrying on a nursery project in Gomier, Grand'Anse, emphasizing the importance of combating deforestation to address food security challenges exacerbated by climate change in the country

Regeneration comes in many ways. You can do your part too! Join us in shaping the future of food 🌱

Describing #agroecology isn't easy yet crucial, as it concerns all of us. Agriculture, fishing and animal farming can respect the health of humans, animals and ecosystems as a whole 🌎

But once we've learnt how farmers and producers follow an agroecological approach, how do we ...recognize them? Where can we find sustainable food? 🛒

🎙️ In today's episode of Slow Food, The Podcast, we try to reflect on this and understand how we can support those who are regenerating food production and start #PlantingTheFuture.
Liste now 🎧 https://open.spotify.com/episode/4DXi2ZJmHKV7fuf3x4Piu7

Host and production: Valentina Gritti
Post-production and music: Leonardo Prieto

What role do horses and donkeys play in sustainable winemaking?
Why is a Japanese winery protecting their grapes with tiny “umbrellas”?
How is a winemaker able to cultivate vineyards in the most arid area of Argentina?

Wanna learn the secrets of #winemaking and support ...producers who respect the soil and ecosystems?

Meet the protagonists of the wine revolution for yourself at BolognaFiere from February 25-27!

At #SlowWineFair2024 you'll have the chance to meet 147 international exhibitors and taste wine from 26 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Don't miss it! More details at https://slowinefair.slowfood.it/en/

Last week, the EU Parliament voted to deregulate new GMOs!

If this gets endorsed by the EU Council, labelling and tracing new GMOs will not be mandatory anymore.

We're fed up! Where's our freedom of choice?

...https://www.slowfood.com/press-releases/slow-food-deplores-the-new-gmos-deregulation-voted-today-by-european-parliament/

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