Slow Food

Terra Madre Day 2011

Italy - 17 Nov 11

Terra Madre Day is back on December 10th for the third time. This day of celebration for the whole Terra Madre and Slow Food network will see members, Presidium producers, food communities, cooks, academics and young people coming together around the world to celebrate local food and everyone working to protect and promote it. Public debates, tastings in schools, dinners with producers, farm visits and campaigns to support good, sustainable food and biodiversity are just some of the events being organized for Terra Madre Day 2011. Last year’s celebration involved 1,150 events in 125 countries. Click here to see all the Terra Madre Day events around the world (updated on November 17) Within the European Union countries, many initiatives will be focused on the campaign launched by Slow Food to promote a more fair, ecological and democratic Common Agricultural Policy. The document Towards a New Common Agricultural Policy identifies the problems affecting the current agricultural and food system and offers concrete proposals for CAP reform, focusing on two key elements: small-scale production and young people. Download the policy paper Towards a New Common Agricultural Policy here: The network has united its forces to support an ambitious and challenging project: the creation of a thousand food gardens in Africa, in schools, villages and cities. The Terra Madre gardens are run by communities, cultivated using sustainable techniques (composting, natural treatments for pests and diseases, rational water use) and planted with local varieties, with intercropping between fruit trees, vegetables and medicinal herbs. Currently the generosity of supporters around the world has funded almost 400 gardens, involving 300 African communities in 20 countries. Find out more about the Thousand Gardens in Africa project and help make it a reality: Find out more about Slow Food: Find out more about Terra Madre