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Kung and the wonderful story of indigenous rice

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Torino, Italy

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September 24th at 11:30 in your time zone

Free event

Kung is a young Amis from Taiwan, who works with her family to protect the traditional agriculture and food culture of her land.

Kung was born and raised in Taipei, but she has now come back to live in Hualien, where she has her roots and where she has started farming again, on that same land that her grandmother protected and cured for years. Around 60 years ago, the main crops for the Amis people were millet, quinoa, yam rice, red rice and glutinous rice – until rice farming became the main and most important industry, and the other crops got lost little by little. Today, Kung’s main aim is to let as many people as possible know about the Amis farmers working in the area, as well as to protect their cultivation heritage, the lifestyle and the food culture of native people – still present, but severely endangered – and to develop projects that will make their work recognized, respected and valued.


  • Kung Lien Xiu. 

Free entry while seats last. We advise you to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a place.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food. #TerraMadre2022 is a Slow Food event.

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Event languages: EN, FR, ES

Event location: 
, Berta Cáceres Arena
Ingressi Borgaro e Mortara - Torino (Italy)
GPS: 45.092073, 7.665029

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