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10,000 Gardens in Africa: rediscovering the community supported agriculture

Posted 2 years ago in SFYN Blogs

Community agriculture is one of the most powerful food systems in Africa. Nonetheless, monoculture and land grabbing endanger this model of food production. The Slow Food Gardens in Africa project is a way to rediscover community agriculture and to aggregate people who remain in contact with the land.

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Wasting Food in a Hungry World

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago in SFYN Blogs

Are Food and Hunger two sides of the same coin? At the moment, we live with more around a 7 billion people on this planet. At the same time, we produce enough food for 12 billion people. Nevertheless, almost one billion people suffer from malnutrition and hunger. How is that possible? Read more about Carlo Petrini thoughts on ‘wasting food in a hungry world’.

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Farmers in the Spotlight with Patrick Holden

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago in SFYN Blogs

Working on the land may be difficult, but we need the youth to establish the future of our agriculture. Patrick Holden, founder director of the Sustainable Food Trust, interviewed four young farmers, the heroes of future of food and farming, and asked them what attracted them to farming.

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The decisions you make are a choice of values that reflect your life in every way

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago in SFYN Blogs

Alice Waters, chef, activist and owner of Chez Panisse, knows her place in the food chain, she supports the use of organic and locally-grown ingredients, and she is a maven of the Slow Food Movement. During Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet she shared her knowledge and personal opinion on many food-related issues, trying to give answer to questions as ‘How can we solve problems like “food desert” and “food access”?’ and ‘How can we improve the food system and fight against the fast food culture?’

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Milan is waiting for you!

Posted 2 years, 1 month ago in SFYN Blogs

Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy and its metropolitan region is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. Milan is the main industrial, commercial, and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city, as well as a major world fashion and design capital. This year, though, the city is leader in another major international discourse: food security and sustainable development. In fact, Milan is hosting for the second time an Universal Exposition, the Expo 2015, and is advocating an international protocol, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, engaging the largest number of world cities for the development of food systems, based on the principles of sustainability and social justice.

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