Slow Food Uganda is part of Slow Food international, a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.
Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.
These communities share the association’s principles and cultivate common interests, starting with food production and consumption systems and promoting ways of life that respect all people and the social, cultural, and environmental contexts in which they live and work. In Uganda, Sow Food has been active since 2006 working on projects like; the food communities, presidia, 10,000 gardens and empowering regional coordinators in order to promote the right to good, clean, and fair food for everyone at all times.
Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.
good because it is healthy as well as having enjoyable sensory qualities;
clean because it is mindful of the environment and animal welfare;
fair because it is respectful of the work of the people who produce, process, and distribute it.