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Lizet and the rediscovery of ajara

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Torino, Italy

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September 25th at 11:30 in your time zone

Free event

Lizet Bautista Patzi is a young Aymara, born from a family of Bolivian farmers, and a gastronomy student. Slow Food enthusiast.

She first heard about the movement during the Indigenous Terra Madre held by Pueblos de America in Mexico; after that, she followed a training course with an international organization of indigenous women who gave her a scholarship to start her advocacy project. Using these funds, Lizet picked an endangered plant – the ajara – as a passenger on the Ark of Taste, asking her community to help her on this rescue mission. Today the ajara is safe, cared for and grown by the Slow Food community of which Lizet is spokesperson: Recuperación del Patrimonio biocultural de Colquiri – Colquir aymar sarawinakapat amthapinaka. We can only admire this young woman, who managed to be heard and to drive her ideas forward – which was far from easy.

With the participation of:

Lizet Bautista Patzi, Bolivia, activist

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, ES, FR

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

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