The Slow Food Uganda Youth Academy 2020 successfully came to an end. The last two modules were handled in the last meeting that happened on 19th - 23rd January 2021. The participants handled topics of introduction to Ecological Organic Agriculture as well as Advocacy and Food Activism for a sustainable ecological food system that aims at amplifying and promoting Agroecology. They were also engaged in the organization of the Food Wise event that took place in the same period of the Academy sessions. Special thanks to AgroEcology Fund for the funding support of the Academy through Slow Food International Agroecology collaborative in East Africa. Many more thanks to the local partners including Youth Association for Rural Development, St. Luke Vocational Institute, Food Rights Alliance - FRA , Nabbaale Agroecology Learning and Incubation Center, Slow Food Communities and more for vigorous support and collaborations. ... See MoreSee Less
"Seed sharing, food education, land rights and sustainable agronomic practices are key if we are to save our food, the planet and the future". These are some of the transpiring topics in a discussion with the citizens in an ongoing Food Wise Event. Under the theme Know Your Food, the event is held in Buikwe district attracting over 100 people as a way of celebrating our indigenous and traditional food during this Terra Madre period. Special thanks to AgroEcology Fund for supporting the event.
🐌 Entering into this new year with hope and confidence, after a long and difficult period for everyone, we want to start by thanking you all for being part of the Slow Food family and your efforts in building a food system that provides Good, Clean and Fair food to all. Though the past year has been a roller coaster of ups and downs, one thing is for sure: Slow Food has not slowed down!
🌎 From France to South Africa, Chile to Canada, Kenya to Japan, Slow Food groups have taken action to ensure the delivery of fresh, local food to the most vulnerable in our communities. They swiftly put initiatives into action to make sure farmers and producers could continue selling their products. This was vital for their survival, and for their local economies. It also allowed consumers stuck at home to have access to fresh and local food.
✊ This is our central commitment for the new year, too: to keep acting locally while proudly being part of a united global community.
Though we cannot predict what challenges 2021 will bring, we can assure you that we will remain united as a network and continue to act on our vision for Good, Clean and Fair food for all. Whether you are new to Slow Food or a seasoned member, and wherever in the world this may find you, thank you for continuing to support, educate and advocate for a better food system, together.
❤️ Continue supporting us with a simple action: renew your membership card or make a donation. We need each and every one of you in order to make a change.
Edible public spaces can come in a lot of different shapes and sizes, ranging from a community garden to five-acre forest to a citrus tree on the side of a road. With that range comes an equally wide variety of benefits. The World's Bianca Hillier reports.