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The 14th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will take place in Turin from September 22-26, 2022. Terra Madre, the largest gathering of the Slow Food network, aims at designing a different future for food, a future that takes shape through the daily choices of individuals, in the collective efforts of communities, and in the policies of both public and private institutions. Over 3000 delegates from 130 countries and more than 700 exhibitors will participate in the event.
Slow Food’s delegation from Brazil consists of about 30 people. Together with Mexico, the Slow Food Brazil network is one of the most active in Central and Latin America. A diverse group of family farmers, producers, cooks, academics, activists from the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) and students are eagerly awaiting the event.
On Thursday 22 at 12 pm within the Gino Strada Arena Bela Gil, chef and social influencer, and Larissa Mies Bombardi, professor at the faculty of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences at the University of São Paolo, will participate in the forum Silent Spring.
On Friday 23 at 2 pm some delegates from South America will participate to the activism workshop Advocating against Land Grabbing. At 5,30 pm Larissa Mies Bombardi will take part to the conference Loving the Earth at the Kyoto Hall.
On Saturday 24 at 10 am the activists of Slow Food Brazil will present the project “Defense of the socio-biodiversity and food culture in Bahia” during the forum 50 Foods to Save in Bahia within the Berta Cáceres Arena. At 4 pm in the Activism Square Larissa Mies Bombardi will participate in the workshop Advocating for a Pesticide and GMO Free Future.
On Sunday 25 at 10 am in the Berta Cáceres Arena Slow Food Brazil will present the project “Territory and food culture in Ceará” during the forum Ceará: Discovering an Angle of Brazil. The project is an initiative of the Slow Food Association of Brazil (Asfb) and the Aksaam project promoted by the Ifad and Federal University of Viçosa, in collaboration with the Paulo Freire (Ifad), São José (World Bank) and School of Social Gastronomy of Ceará.
On the same day at 2 pm Luiziane Viana, a cook with Moronguetá Amazônico will present fruits and food of the Amazon Rainforest during the RegenerActions educational activity The Rainforest on our Tables. At the same time the Brazilian chefs and social influencers Bela Gil will take part in the workshop Using Communications as a Tool for Advocacy in the Activism Square. Besides, at 4.30 pm the Slow Food Youth Network Academy will present the existing academies based in various countries including Brazil during the workshop The Slow Food Youth Academy: Solutions in Common at Youth Tourism Agriculture.
At 5.30 Selma dos Santos Dealdina, engaged over the years in various groups and social movements, including the advisory services for the State Coordination of Quilombola Communities of Espirito Santo ‘Zacimba Caba’, the Women’s Collective of CONAQ and La Via Campesina, will take part to the conference The Right to Food: Fighting for Social and Environmental Justice at Kyoto Hall. On the same day at 6.30 pm during the RegenerActions tasting activity Manioca: Flours, Stories And Cultures the protagonist will be manioca and its several uses as an ingredient in breads, couscous, crisp crêpes, biscuits and more besides.
On Monday 26 at 10 am during the taste workshop Coffee in Every Language at Nuvola Lavazza the participants will explore the story of coffee through its different methods of preparation and tasting according to the traditions of different countries, from Turkish coffee, to Brazilian “sock” coffee and Touba coffee from Senegal.
Meet the delegates
Beyond the official program, many delegates from Brazil will be present at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. Among them:
- Advaldo Jesus Dos Santos Andrade, member of the indigenous Kiriri people, Murilo Da Silva Machado, from the Juruna people and Maria Lira De Sousa Araújo from the Tabajara people will present their experiences in fighting to protect their land, living examples of how young people can be fundamental in maintaining biodiversity and traditions, protecting local and indigenous food culture.
Here you find the full program of the event.
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is organized by Slow Food, Piedmont Region and City of Turin. The event has been made possible by the support of companies who believe in the values and objectives of the event, including Main Partners: Iren, Lavazza, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pastificio di Martino, QBA – Quality Beer Academy, Reale Mutua and UniCredit; Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Consulta delle Fondazioni di origine bancaria del Piemonte e della Liguria.