Thanks to you, our donors and members, we were able to bear the cost of an important part of Slow Food’s 2016 activities. Each year, Slow Food works around the world to protect biodiversity, build links between producers and consumers, and raise awareness of some of the most pressing topics affecting our food system. But to accomplish all of this, we needed you.
The Chinese began rearing silkworms 7,000 years ago, and the domestication of wild rice can be traced back 6,400 years. Today, China still has an old agricultural society with a large rural population and farming is a key part of the national economy. In harmony with nature, traditional Chinese agriculture combines knowledge, culture and traditional technology, and has helped shape Chinese culture and civilization.
Terra Madre Burkina Faso, an event organized by Slow Food and the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity as part of the Fondazioni For Africa Burkina Faso initiative, was held on February 3 and 4 in Ouagadougou, the country’s capital. Many small-scale producers were able to come together and feel united in the pride of being able to display the fruits of their land, cultivated thanks to traditional knowledge passed down through the generations.
Beautiful and rich in biodiversity, coral reefs are also fragile ecosystems that are under increasing threat from human activities and climate change. With a new project, the Slow Fish Caribbean network will be encouraging the preservation of the area’s local biodiversity through sustainable models for managing food resources.
The Third Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at IFAD, in Rome, closed successfully with a strengthening of the partnership between IFAD and indigenous peoples. The forum is unique within the United Nations system, because it institutionalizes consultation and dialogue with indigenous peoples’ representatives at the national, regional and international levels. Economic empowerment of …
Freshwater species like the pangasius – endemic to the Mekong Basin, Chao Phraya and Maeklong in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand – have been an important food source for local communities for centuries. In the 2000s it began to be raised intensively, quickly becoming one of the most common farmed fish species.
The writer Pedrag Matvejević died yesterday in Zagreb, Croatia, aged 84. He lived for many years in Italy, where he had been professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Sapienza in Rome. Slow Food had the honor and pleasure of hosting Pedrag in an early edition of Salone del Gusto, and published some of his articles in our Italian-language membership magazine.