What we do
Slow Food works around the world to protect food biodiversity, build links between producers and consumers, and raise awareness of some of the most pressing topics affecting our food system.
These initiatives range from community activities organized by local convivia, to larger projects, campaigns and events coordinated by Slow Food’s national offices and international headquarters.
- Saving endangered foods and defending gastronomic traditions through our biodiversity projects
- Teaching the pleasure of food and how to make good, clean and fair choices through food and taste education
- Celebrations of the gastronomic traditions of Europe and Asia, artisanal cheese and fish, and meetings of our worldwide networks in our international events
- From animal welfare to land grabbing, addressing themes that we care about
- Connecting people passionate about changing the food system through our international network
- Promotes innovative ways of travelling that get you to the heart of food cultures, through the Slow Food Travel destinations, and the Airbnb Slow Food experiences.
How can we feed the planet and guarantee good, clean and fair food for everyone?
This is the ambitious challenge that Slow Food has set for itself.
The answer is clear, and was reflected in the three strategic objectives set during the International Congress in October 2012: use the strength of the network and make biodiversity the starting point. This means creating 10,000 food gardens in Africa, identifying 10,000 Ark of Taste products and creating 10,000 local groups (convivia and food communities) in the network. These are symbolic numbers, paradigms on which Slow Food will concentrate its energy, but also very real targets. The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity is focusing its engagement on the first two objectives.