Slow Food Gardens encourage Food and Nutrition education which is an essential element of school based programmes to help children make good food choices that support both human and environmental health. In pictures are the pupils of Hakishenyi Primary School in Kabale District, Kigezi region working in their garden. ... See MoreSee Less
We have today participated in the Annual Indigenous Food and Seed Fair 2019 organised by PELUM Uganda. Our team is showcasing the diversity of indigenous food we have in Uganda and all the projects that aim at biodiversity conservation, improved food and nutrition security and food education. ... See MoreSee Less
Slow Food gardens are ultimate model for safeguarding biodiversity and improving nutrition. Cultivating good, clean and fair food gardens in schools and communities is fundamental in improving diets through ensuring access to high quality, healthy and affordable sustainable food as well as building leadership skills among school children. Schools are ideal setting for teaching basic skills in food, nutrition and sustainable food production. Support Slow Food in this cause of creating 10,000 gardens in African schools and communities.
The Food Wise event held in Nkokonjeru Town Council, Buikwe district on 18th October 2019 to celebrate and appreciate the role of indigenous and traditional food of Uganda.
The event which attracted over 200 visitors created a platform of raising consciousness on local food biodiversity, its knowledge and the need to preserve it for generational equity and rural development. Different indigenous foods like nakitembe banana, climbing yams, aerial yams, apple banana (Ndiizi), pumpkins, broad beans, oyster nuts among others were exhibited.
The activities included exhibiting the traditional tools used in production, preparation, preservation and consumption of food. The knowledgeable people explained the different food varieties and their nutrition values, how they are produced, prepared, preserved and consumed, while demonstrating the ancient behaviors for serving and consuming food. This was followed by the explanation of the cultural and medicinal attachment of traditional and indigenous food.
The 2019 edition of Food Wise event was organized with support from Hivos under the SD4All program. ... See MoreSee Less
Here is the Latest Video showing Our work with the Slow Food Communities in Buikwe district.
This short documentary was shot in Buikwe District summarising the outcomes of our work with the food communities, chefs and Local government leadership to promote local biodiversity both in the fields and on the plate.
The Food systems Solution Platform (FSSP) is a Slow Food Uganda Project Funded by Hivos in Partnership with IIED under the SD4ALL program.