24 September

Slow Food Gardens in Africa, Cultivating a Better Future

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

We have exceeded 3,000 vegetable gardens, involving more than 50,000 young Africans!

At Terra Madre, we reserve a forum for one of the most important Slow Food projects together with some of its key players. Creating good, clean and fair gardens in African schools and villages means guaranteeing fresh and healthy food to the communities, but also promoting a different idea of the future and development. All this is possible thanks to a great supportive network, which embraces many countries in the world.


• Daniel Diehl, Slow Food Germany, Germany
• Iara Lee, film producer and Slow Food activist, Brazil
• Edward Mukiibi, agronomist and Vice President – Slow Food International, Uganda
• John Kariuki Mwangi, Slow Food international councillor for East Africa and Vice President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, Kenya
• Jean Baptiste Maganga, Slow Food National Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo
• Enaney Kibret Siraj, youth leader of the Awra Amba community, Ethiopia – with Sarah Assefa (Slow Food coordinator in Ethiopia)
• Mudane, National Coordinator of Gardens in Africa, Somalia
• Habibatou Goumbane, community leader, Burkina Faso
• John Wanyu, National Coordinator of Chefs’ Alliance and Earth Markets, Uganda

The Terra Madre thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available.

Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.

24 September

13:00 - 14:30

Sala Blu/Blue Room