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  • Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed The Planet addresses the world with a manifesto for the future: Never Waste a Food Crisis

    Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed The Planet addresses the world with a manifesto for the future: Never Waste a Food Crisis

    Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet, Slow Food’s event dedicated to the future of food and young farmers from around the world, has come to an end in Milan.

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  • Find your way to the locations!

    Find your way to the locations!

    Find your way to Superstudio Più & Mercato Metropolitano with this awesome map! See you there! ‪#‎WFTP‬

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  • Milan is waiting for you!

    Milan is waiting for you!

    Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy and its metropolitan region is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. Milan is the main industrial, commercial, and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city, as well as a major world fashion and design capital.
     

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  • Rewriting the future of food and farming #5

    Rewriting the future of food and farming #5

    To be able to propose structural changes for our current food system, we need knowledge, practicalities and vision. During Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet, we will use the participants’ knowledge to write the so-called Mansholt Letter to world leaders calling for radical change in the food system. We asked Vendana Shiva, an environmental activist in India, Ibrahimi Cal, from Nationale des Organisations Paysanne in Mali, and Deborah James, director of International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in the USA, about their visions of the future of food and farming, as well as to whom they would like to send a letter.

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  • Rebuild, Meet and Move Forward: Together in a Constant Interchange

    Rebuild, Meet and Move Forward: Together in a Constant Interchange

    Let’s rebuild, reconnect and move forward. Let’s exchange our knowledge, experience and visions. And, most importantly, let’s do this on an international level, together. Fortunately, Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet, gives us the tools and resources to do so!

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  • The CAP has never tasted better… Until now!

    The CAP has never tasted better… Until now!

    Over the last 50 years the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has played a crucial role in giving support to farmers to ensure that consumers have enough food at affordable prices. Yet, almost nobody knows about this policy and the ways it still affects all European citizens on a daily basis. How come?
     

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  • Spotlight on Small-Scale Producers Coming to Milan

    Spotlight on Small-Scale Producers Coming to Milan

    From October 3-6, over 2,500 changemakers from 120 countries will be in Milan for Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet* to answer the question raised at Expo 2015: How can we feed the planet in the future?

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  • Rewriting the Future of Food and Farming #4

    Rewriting the Future of Food and Farming #4

    To be able to propose structural changes for our current food system, we need knowledge, practicalities and vision. During Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet, we will use the participants’ knowledge to write the so-called Mansholt Letter to world leaders calling for radical change in the food system. We asked Patrick Holden, chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust (UK), general coordinator of La Via Campesina in Zimbabwe Elizabeth Mpofu, Renate Künastchair chair of Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen in Germany and John Kariuki, working for Slow Food in Kenya, about their visions of the future of food and farming, as well as to whom they would like to send a letter.

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  • Let's quiz to Feed the Planet

    Let's quiz to Feed the Planet

    “Who invented the praline?”, “Where do potatoes originally come from?”, “In what year was Slow Food officially born?”. The quizzers who attended our fundraising event Quiz The Planet, an initiative of Slow Food Youth Network Brussels, were breaking their nerves about quirky questions on food.
     

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  • Program #2 Five Different Roads through Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet

    Program #2 Five Different Roads through Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet

    With over 50 discussions, workshops, regional meetings, keynotes and master classes happening at Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet, it might be difficult to decide what program to follow.

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  • I want to pursue a life with Slow Food

    I want to pursue a life with Slow Food

    Heyooo! My name is Elliot Diana. I guess my “home” is in Quaker Hill, Connecticut, but I have many homes in many places and like to move between them. I am a second year student at UVM studying Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture, which I plan to combine to make differences in the agricultural systems of our world.

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  • Program #1 The right to pursue happiness

    Program #1 The right to pursue happiness

    We are currently witnessing many people on earth moving in search of better living conditions and travelling vast distances in escaping violence or economic crises. Many are employed in agriculture, however all too often they work under harsh conditions. At Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet the issue of migration and its consequences will be discussed beginning with the concept that everyone is responsible for taking care of those striving towards a better life.

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  • Rewriting the future of food and farming #3

    Rewriting the future of food and farming #3

    We asked Andrea Leu, president of IFOAM Organic International, Mani Jorge Stanley Icaza, who is part of the Indigenous tribe ‘Kuna’ in Panama and representative of the International Indian Treaty Council, Pieter van Ijzendoorn, a biodynamic farmer in the Netherlands, and Hanny van Geel, a representative of the Dutch Arable Farmers Union in the European coordination of La Via Campesina about their visions of the future of food and farming, as well as to whom they would like to send the so-called Mansholt Letter to propose structural changes for our current food system. 

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  • Young Farmers From Around the World to Discuss Pressing Issues Facing the Food System in Milan

    Young Farmers From Around the World to Discuss Pressing Issues Facing the Food System in Milan

    Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet, the international event on the future of food and farming being held in Milan in just 3 weeks time, focuses on the pressing issues the global food system is currently facing and on developing constructive ways to counteract these.

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  • TIMETABLE

    TIMETABLE

    The Full Timetable is available now. Discover all conferences, keynote presentations, discussions, workshops and the public program and get ready for Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet. 

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  • DAY 4 // TUESDAY // OCTOBER 6

    DAY 4 // TUESDAY // OCTOBER 6

    SHARE – On our final day, we will bring our energy and ambition to Expo itself. A selection of our new campaigns, plans and start-ups will be presented at Expo, as will the outcomes of our hackathon, to show the world how to really feed the planet in the future. Finally, we will finish with an aperitivo at the Slow Food Pavilion.

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  • DAY 3 // MONDAY // OCTOBER 5

    DAY 3 // MONDAY // OCTOBER 5

    CREATE - All newly found knowledge and inspiration won’t be wasted. On day 3, this energy will be used to create new campaign ideas, business concepts and communication strategies, through creative sessions and workshops hosted by our very skilled and experienced program partners. For our more autonomous participants, there will be many spaces available to start working on all the ideas that will have undoubtedly started sprouting in their minds. Do you want to establish a Slow Food Youth Academy in your country? Claim a space, gather your team and start working on a plan!

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  • DAY 2 // SUNDAY // OCTOBER 4

    DAY 2 // SUNDAY // OCTOBER 4

    GET INSPIRED - Day 2 is all about getting inspired and learning from and with each other. Through lectures, in-depth discussions and food films and documentaries, you will dive into the large array of topics that dominate the debate of feeding the planet. During the day, experts and food heroes like Patrick Holden, Serge Latouche and Carlo Petrini will be on stage for long interviews and there will be a great opportunity for questions from the audience.

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  • DAY 1 // SATURDAY // OCTOBER 3

    DAY 1 // SATURDAY // OCTOBER 3

    CONNECT - A welcome at noon will be followed by kick off sessions on a regional level. In these meetings, you will get to know their fellow food academics and start sharing your ideas about how to affect the future food system in your own regions and professions. In the afternoon, we will celebrate the official opening of the event with a drink and a bite to eat during an international Disco Soup together with the citizens of our host city: Milan.

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  • Sharing is caring: The Eat-In is coming to Milan!

    Sharing is caring: The Eat-In is coming to Milan!

    An Eat-In is a gathering of people in a very public space sharing a meal they have cooked together. An Eat-In is a protest against food that is fast, artificially cheap and industrially produced. An Eat-In is a demand for food that is good, clean and fair. An Eat-In is a declaration that this food must be recognized as a Universal Right. An Eat-In is a celebration of the people who grow, produce, sell and cook our food and of the people who share food with others. An Eat-In is a call for the generation inheriting our food system to get out of their cars, turn off their computers and come over to the table.

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  • Rewriting the Future of Food and Farming #2

    Rewriting the Future of Food and Farming #2

    We asked Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement, Emily Mattheisen, Habitat International Coalition (Egypt), Pema Gyamtsho, former minister of Agriculture, Forest and Environment in Bhutan and Pablo Tittonell, professor of farming systems ecology at Wageningen UR (The Netherlands), about their visions of the future of food and farming, as well as to whom they would like to send the so-called Mansholt Letter to propose structural changes for our current food system. 

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  • SFYN MEXICO DELEGATION @ TERRA MADRE GIOVANI - WE FEED THE PLANET

    SFYN MEXICO DELEGATION @ TERRA MADRE GIOVANI - WE FEED THE PLANET

    The average age of the Mexican Small Scale Producer has increased from 52 in 2002 to 65 in 2013. This is now a familiar story; the lack of job opportunities in the local territories force young people to leave their home in search for a better living. Migration from rural areas of Mexico is in an all time high, with almost 2 out of every 1000 inhabitants leaving their homelands in search for a better paid job in the United States or Canada. Ironically, most of the time the jobs that are able to find are related to agriculture or food production.

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  • Meet Ian, a young farmer from Puerto Rico

    Meet Ian, a young farmer from Puerto Rico

    Ian is a 26-years-old farmer and the Creator Coordinator of the “School of Agro-ecological Producers and Promoters”. He is an Ecological Urban Agriculture Professor and also coordinates the Environmental Education Resource.
     

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  • Small Scale Producers from a Small Scale Country are coming to Milan!

    Small Scale Producers from a Small Scale Country are coming to Milan!

    A total of 5 delegates from Belgium are ready to take off and meet an intercultural movement of farmers, producers and enthusiastic food futurists in a couple of weeks. Two Flemish farmers, one Walloon artisanal ice- cream maker and two Brussels urban farmers - the perfect representation of our intriguing country. My name is Tine Devriese, I’m a graduate from the University of Gastronomic Sciences and today I will present you the Belgian delegation!
     

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  • Rewriting the Future of Food and Farming #1

    Rewriting the Future of Food and Farming #1

    We live with more than 7 billion people on this single planet, of whom almost a 1 billion live in hunger. At the same time our world population is still growing and in 2050, will reach 9 billion. How will we be able to feed the world when the existing food system is already failing to feed the current population? It is time to create a new vision of the future of food and farming.


     

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  • Drought in the land, not in our Dreams

    Drought in the land, not in our Dreams

    In Puerto Rico, we are under severe drought. Last week we planned our Fundraising event to cover the travel expenses of two of our farmers, but we got a special donation before we were able to celebrate. Tropical Storm Erika gave us a visit and brought rain, lots of it. So we postponed the Fundraising event, but we have happy farmers all over the island thanks to the storm.
     

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  • Young European Farmers Elect New President at EXPO

    Young European Farmers Elect New President at EXPO

    The annual meeting of Young Farmers Council of Europe (CEJA), held in the Civil Society Area of EXPO, has elected its new president: it’s the Irish dairy farmer Alan Jagoe. The election was chaired by Joris Lohman, chairman of Slow Food Youth Network.

    CEJA is a Slow Food and Slow Food Youth Network partner in the organization of Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed the Planet.

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  • The portraits of the diverse Brazilian youth

    The portraits of the diverse Brazilian youth

    The importance of having small-scale producers from all over the world present during Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet, becomes clear once you get to know them better. My name is Carol Sa, I am one of the SFYN activists from Brazil and I am eager to tell you more about our delegates from Brazil!

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  • Meet the Dutch farmers

    Meet the Dutch farmers

    Meet Henk, Djûke and Boy. Three Dutch farmers who will travel to Terra Madre - We Feed The Planet. They work with the different food products: meat, milk and fruit, but every one of them stresses the importance of the production process and of sharing their knowledge in Milan.

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  • How it is to be part of an indigenous community?

    How it is to be part of an indigenous community?

    My name is Corey Grech. I am a descendent of the Gamillarroy nation of Central NSW Australia born as an Australian Aboriginal, and I grew up juggling the responsibilities living in two worlds (Gamillarroy/Australian). My country has an interesting history and culture. I am part of the oldest living continuing culture in the world that is 65,000 years old!!

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  • Hi SFYN, Greetings from the growing Network of Uganda!

    Hi SFYN, Greetings from the growing Network of Uganda!

    As the world goes positive and much focusing on the international youth food event ever “We Feed The Planet” to discuss the challenge of who feeds the planet, Uganda is so much involved and will participate with a delegation of different small scale young producers who are a core factor in the sustainable production of food in the country.

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  • Give Real Answers to EXPO’s Topic

    Give Real Answers to EXPO’s Topic

    “We don’t want to miss the chance of addressing the real problems of the food system within the context of Expo 2015

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  • German delegation: We are doers!

    German delegation: We are doers!

    We are with many and we are diverse! Boys and girls, born in Germany or German by choice, farmers, fishers, cheese, tofu or wine makers, bakers, butchers, and chefs, from the coast, from cities, or the hilly South (if you think they are wearing Lederhosen there, you are also right!)… What we share is passion for food, that fills our lives. We are producers - we feed the planet!
     

     

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  • We Feed Vermont, We Feed the Planet

    We Feed Vermont, We Feed the Planet

    Vermont...the land of lush green hills, the land of hope and community, and the land of love and appreciation for Nature's soil. The roots of agriculture reach deeply into the sandy loam of the northeast, and persist today. Vermont has the most farmers markets per capita out of all the 50 states of the U.S. The air is fresh and clean, perhaps painted with the sweet smell of freely roaming livestock. We take pride in our love of food, community, and friendship in the state and we proudly present to you, six Vermont delegates to We Feed the Planet!

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  • Immerse yourself in the world of food

    Immerse yourself in the world of food

    Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed The Planet is an event which will combine good food, dancing and drinks with content, inspiration and education.  During its four days, participants will immerse themselves in the world of food and begin to understand the global food system. As they gain knowledge of the current system, they will also be provided with practical tools which can be used to take action in improving it for the future. This will be the event on the future of food and farming.

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  • Support the Small Scale Producers

    Support the Small Scale Producers

    Feeding the Planet is the biggest challenge our generation has to face, and with EXPO 2015 focusing on exactly this, the world is looking for answers. But it's senseless to discuss the future of feeding the planet without the presence of the Small Scale Producers around the world? It’s time to give a platform to those who work hard, night and day, to put food on our plates.

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  • We are coming to Milan

    We are coming to Milan

    "Milan is waiting for you!" March, 20th, marked an important milestone for the Slow Food Youth Network around the world. During a press conference held in Milan to officially present Slow Food’s involvement in Expo 2015, the spotlight was turned on young people and SFYN as plans for huge event were revealed. 

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