Protect Biodiversity

LivioBersano.2 SilvanaTaurian.2Through the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, Slow Food coordinates projects that defend local food traditions, protect food communities, preserve food biodiversity and promote quality artisanal products.

In Australia, our current efforts are focused on the Ark of Taste – a catalogue of endangered traditional foods that aims to protect our extraordinary heritage of fruits, vegetables, animal breeds, cheeses, breads, sweets, cured meats and more….

Globally, the Foundation also works in many countries on the following projects.

Presidia – Working with groups of small-scale producers to sustain quality food productions at risk of extinction in over 400 projects…

10,000 Gardens in Africa – Our project to create 10,000 food gardens across the continent; in schools, villages and the outskirts of cities…

Earth Markets – Building an international network of farmers’ markets that promote good, clean and fair food…

The Alliance of Chefs – Uniting over chefs with local small-scale producers…

Narrative labels – Going beyond legal labeling requirements to provide the whole story of a product…