A full week of teaching, learning, and growing came to an end on Saturday, December 7th, as we wrapped up “Shaping the Future of Food in Africa”. This was more than just an advocacy and capacity-building workshop; it was a moment of intercultural bridge-building that united delegates from seven African countries around one goal: good, clean and fair food for Africa.
Inviting people to participate in advocacy for change in the food system can seem unrealistic: how can we advocate if we don’t go out and learn from the virtuous examples that exist around us? That’s why today, the delegates of “Shaping the Future of Food in Africa” as well as the Hivos and Slow Food teams went to three different institutions based in Kenya to get a first-hand experience of the future of food in the local area.
The Future of Food in Africa will be shaped not by one but by many. One of these many is Elphas Masanga, a young Kenyan participating in Shaping the Future of Food in Africa: an advocacy workshop for future food leaders from the Indigenous Terra Madre and the Slow Food Youth Networks (SFYN), which will take place from December 3rd-7th in Nakuru, Kenya.
Kenya is your home There is only one way to truly understand Slow Food communities. Words are not enough, and even photos and videos do not reveal the soul. We must meet the protagonists in person: the women, men, elderly and children who testify to the power of belonging to a global network. These are …