This note just came across the transom. We at Slow Food Columbus don’t normally advertise for commercial entities, but given that Food First has put together such a Slow Food-friendly tour (including a meeting with Slow Food International!), we thought it would be of interest.
Public Tour with Food First Explores Slow Food and Food Sovereignty in Italy, Oct 19-27, 2013
I’m writing to let you know about an upcoming educational delegation to Italy with Food First, Oct 19-27, 2013. Join Food First to examine the complex realities of the Italian, European and global food system through direct contact with the producers, consumers, policymakers and advocacy groups of the Piedmont region.
The delegation will travel through beautiful Italian countryside and stay in farmer-owned guesthouses where you’ll eat local foods at the site of production. Meet with organizations like the Italian Association of Organic Agriculture, Vía Campesina, Piedmont-based Slow Food International and others working to protect small farmers, promote sustainability and conserve agro-biodiversity in Italy.
Please consider sharing this information (below and attached) about this opportunity with your community through your listserv/email, social media, newsletter, events calendar, or consider organizing a group to go. The trip is open to the public, but please note registration has already begun, so please announce soon.
ITALY: Food Sovereignty in Piedmont
Dates: Oct. 19-27, 2013
*Scholarships available for qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
*The trip price reflects fair compensation for the many groups and individuals who contribute their time, energy and expertise to the delegation.
For more information visit: http://www.foodsovereigntytours.org/international-tours/italy/
Or contact me directly.
All the Best,
Program Coordinator, Food Sovereignty Tours
Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
398 60th St. Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-4400 ext. 223
The mission of Food Sovereignty Tours is to build the global movement for food sovereignty through solidarity travel and immersion learning. The program also leads international delegations to Bolivia, Mexico, South Korea, the Basque Country and more.