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Slow Food in Mozambique
Despite striking economic growth in recent years, Mozambique remains one of Africa’s poorest countries. Due to the standardization imposed by industrial agriculture in the countryside and the desertion of rural villages by farmers, the country’s biodiversity of species, varieties and animal breeds is under serious threat. Traditional crops are being gradually abandoned in favor of those that require the heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides. This means the loss of knowledge that for generations allowed communities to autonomously and freely select their own seeds. Slow Food first came to Mozambique in 2009 with the Muteko Waho Convivium in Maputo, which primarily worked to promote the local gastronomy and locally produced foods, often in the form of street food. In 2012, the Ibo Coffee Presidium was started in the northern Quirimbas Islands with a group of fishers who also grow coffee. Africa’s first Earth Market was created in Maputo in 2013. Since 2016, the Slow Food network has been mapping and promoting traditional leafy vegetables, a staple of the local gastronomy.
|Slow Food Convivium:||Muteko-Waho Convivium|
|Coordinatore:||Americo Amos Mavale|
|Sibling with:||Salone del Gusto interpreters, Italy|