An event to celebrate our indigenous and traditional food.
The third edition of Slow Food Uganda Food Wise Event 2018 will take place on Friday 9th November 2018 at St. Jonan Bright Infant School in Nabale Sub County, Mukono from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The theme of the Event is “Know Your Food.” The event aims at showing the importance of preserving the local food biodiversity as a way to improve food and nutrition security, promote food sovereignty, celebrating the culture of food, celebrating small scale producers of good, clean and fair food as well as highlighting the relationship between food and climate change.
Over forty small scale producers from five Terra Madre food communities, in Mukono, representative of Bukunja Climbing Yam Presidium and Bugonya Kayinja Plantain will participate in the event, along with farmers, youths and members of the Slow Food network in Uganda.
The event will start with an opening ceremony at the presence of Ms. Namugambe Angela Musoke, Cultural leader of Nakifuma Sub County, Mukono District Productions Officer, Chairperson LC3 Nakifuma Town Council, Slow Food Uganda team and Slow Food Youth Network Uganda team.
Visitors will be able to explore the traditional and indigenous food at Terra Madre Kitchen as well as through tastings, conferences and meetings. The Food Wise program includes workshops for sharing experiences on indigenous food from the garden to the plate. There will be explanations of cultivation methods, harvesting methods, preservation methods, ancient artisan materials used, cultural attachments and medicinal uses of different food varieties. There will also be talks on artisan preparation and infusion, how to create a sustainable food production and consumption.
The event will develop in different areas:
Biodiversity Tent – An area displaying products from Terra Madre food communities and the Ark of Taste catalogue of traditional foods at risk of extinction. In Uganda, the Ark of Taste already contains more than 32 products.
Terra Madre Kitchen – Stands with different traditional food varieties and materials used in preparation and preservation
Slow Food Uganda Pavilion – An exhibition of the work and projects in the Slow Food Uganda network.
Conferences – Discussions on food and nutrition and the relationship between food and climate change.
Indigenous Food Stories and Tasting – Presenting personal stories of Ugandan food by the elders and tasting of such food.