Slow Food’s Ark of Taste Welcomes 5,000th Passenger
Honey made by the Gourmantché people in the eastern Tapoa region of Burkina Faso is the product Slow Food has chosen as the 5,000th passenger to board its Ark of Taste, the online catalogue of forgotten and endangered foods that belong to the local culture, history and tradition of places all over the planet.
Thank a Farmer – How a Tuber is Helping a Burkinabè Community Fight Climate Change
Burkinabè Bounty: Communities Fighting for Food Sovereignty
Showcasing activist farmers, students, artists, and leaders in the local Slow Food movement, the film looks at how the Burkinabé people are reclaiming their land and defending their traditions against the encroachment of corporate agribusiness. The director, Iara Lee, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder/director of the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes …
Africa comes to Burkina Faso for Terra Madre
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.
Burkina Faso against GM cotton
A small but significant victory for the people of Burkina Faso has been struck today. Earlier in the year, there were reports that the multinational giant Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, may suspend its operations in the country due to opposition from the Burkinabe government, and furthermore, that government may claim compensation for damages …