Slow Food Youth

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) connects the up-and-coming generation of passionate Slow Food members around the globe. Spurred by extra energy, innovative ideas and solutions that uphold the Slow Food philosophy are shared.

While upholding the Slow Food principle that food should be Good, Clean and Fair for all, SFYN leaders are inspiring change in how we produce and consume our food on local and global levels. The Youth Network extends its reach across the globe through community-based events like Disco Soup celebrations (  Eat-Ins, Food Film Festivals, celebrating food culture and championing sustainability.

In 2015 youth farmers, producers, chefs, and advocates took center stage at the World Expo in Milan at Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet.  Feeding the planet is the biggest challenge our young generation has to face. With Expo 2015 focusing on exactly this, the world was looking to Milan for answers, which is why Slow Food and the Slow Food Youth Network organized Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed to Planet. This unique event on the future of food and farming brought together 2,500 young people from all over the world to immerse themselves in the world of food and gain a better understanding of the global food system. The program created a fertile ground for sharing excitement to create and redefine ideas and models for feeding the planet, and inspiring active and hands-on solutions for a truly just and sustainable food system.

Together, the 2,500 young farmers, food producers and food professionals have written an urgent letter to the world. It includes outcomes of Terra Madre Giovani, but also serves as a starting point for the future of food and farming.

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Or contact one of our Australian Slow Food Youth representatives

Jon Armstrong:
Monica Francia :