Good practices from the world
How has the Slow Food network reacted in every corner of the world due to the recent hard times? Here you have some examples.
As for Europe, in the Netherlands, Slow Food Youth Network coordinates the delivery of baskets of assorted fresh products made in the countryside on the outskirts of Amsterdam; while in Normandy, and in the Basque Country, after the closure of the markets, local activists have started to offer home delivery service, so as not to burden the smaller producers.
The same is happening with local groups in Cluj and Turda in Romania, and those in Izmir in Turkey. In Ukraine, Slow Food convivia have organized a distribution of native seeds to promote urban horticulture. Catalans have launched online platforms to connect citizens and small-scale local producers, while in Kazakhstan, the network runs anti-waste recipes by educating the younger generations to do sustainable shopping. In Belgium as in France, communities have taken immediate action to ensure the delivery of local and fresh food to those who do not have the means and tools to get it.
Throughout the African continent, the thousands of Slow Food gardens continue to operate, providing villages with vegetables and fruit for families and school canteens where schools are still open. In Uganda, as in Kenya, communities have helped ensuring local and fresh food to those who do not have the means and tools to get it. In Johannesburg townships young South Africans have delivered kits with soil, native seeds, and urban cultivation manuals.
Great responses also throughout the American continent. In Cuba, the network organizes online training courses on family horticulture in COVID times, and in Bolivia the network runs anti-waste recipes by educating the younger generations to do sustainable shopping. Brazilians, Americans, and Uruguayans have already launched online platforms to connect citizens and small-scale local producers.
In Coquimbo, Chile, after the closure of the markets, local activists have started to offer home delivery service to support the smaller producers.
For Oceania and South Pacific, the Australian network is running anti-waste recipes by educating consumers to do sustainable shopping.
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