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What we do

Slow Food develops projects, events and campaigns all around the world at all levels – from local community activities developed by the convivia to regional and global actions organised by Slow Food’s national offices and regional bodies. It has adopted innovative approaches to:

 Defend Food Biodiversity

Through the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity we build the capacity of producers and protect food biodiversity and traditions. New economic models are being put into practice all around the world: more than 400 Presidia – sustainable food production – projects, more than 1,100 Ark of Taste products, Earth Markets, A Thousand Gardens in Africa and the Alliance Between Chefs and Slow Food Presidia… more>

Develop Networks 
Through the Terra Madre network we give a voice to small-scale farmers and food producers and bring them together with cooks, academics and youth to discuss how to improve the food system collaboratively. Meetings are held at the global, regional and local level and resulting projects are promoting knowledge exchange around the globe... more>

 Food and Taste Education

All over the world, Slow Food, its convivia and the Terra Madre network are joining forces to carry out pioneering taste and food educationprojects at events and with schools, hospitals, canteens and other community institutions. These projects help people to understand where food comes from, how it is produced and by whom, thereby creating awareness, new markets, and positive social change… more>

Connecting Producers and Consumers

Slow Food organizes some of the world’s major food events – Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, Cheese, Slow Fish, Euro Gusto, AsiOGusto - as well as many smaller fairs, to showcase sustainable agriculture and artisan food production and connect producers with aware consumers (co-producers). It also develops the Earth Market project and local events – meet-the-producer dinners, farm tours etc – where producers can explain their products’ qualities and production methods first hand… more>