In partnership with Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Hills Convivum, young Indigenous Food Ambassadors - Peter Roe and Johnnice Divilli from the Kimberley, are travelling to Italy with Elders Dale Tilbrook, Noel Nannup and Tahn Donovan to participate in the Terra Madre Indigenous Food Festival, which is being organised by the International Slow Food Movement. Read the Salon del Gusto article here
Terra Madre is being held in the City of Turin from September 20 to 24, 2018.
“Food for Change” is the guiding theme of the 12th event dedicated to good, clean and fair food. The conference includes Taste Workshops, Markets, and Forums where farmers and food artisans will be gathering and sharing information and showcasing produce and ideas from their various regions from around the world.
In 1996, Slow Food organized the first-ever Salone del Gusto in Turin to support small-scale, artisanal, quality food production as it struggled to compete in the global market. In 2018 the aim is to get consumers—co-producers—to play an even more active role in the production process.
Food for Change will focus on people and the change that everyone can help create, and this includes supporting Indigenous Peoples, Migrants, and Youth through the Terra Madre Arena.
#foodforchange the international Slow Food campaign aiming to change the food system and promoting a fair, just and valued way forward for small producers.
Indigenous Peoples are the world’s custodians of biodiversity, with 67% of the planet’s agrobiodiversity concentrated in lands claimed by indigenous communities. Supporting indigenous communities and their traditional food systems is a crucial aspect of preserving the world’s biodiversity. Their knowledge, often undervalued, is essential to tackling global challenges like climate change, food insecurity and inequality. Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will benefit from the presence of more than 300 indigenous delegates from more than 60 countries.