Why does the Ukrainian grain crisis affect Africa?


Torino, italy

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September 22nd at 15:00 in your time zone

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The crisis triggered by the global pandemic and war in Ukraine has undermined the food sovereignty of entire countries, particularly the poorest.

The cultivation of fields has lost its primary function – i.e. feeding communities – to meet market demands. Countries with the longest agricultural histories, such as Egypt, are in danger of running out of bread because they cannot import grain. The price of raw materials and food continues to rise exponentially as a direct result of financial speculation.

A solution to break out of this vicious cycle exists, and it is to return to consolidating and enhancing local production systems. There are already many positive examples, starting with the cereal sector: local communities that cultivate indigenous wheat varieties, producing quality flours, bread and pasta. These are not “niche” realities. They are beacons in the night, and they show the way forward.

Free entry while seats last. We advise you to arrive 10 minutes before the event starts 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. Free entry.

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Event languages: IT, EN

Event location: 
, Gino Strada Arena
Corso Mortara - Torino (italy)

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