International Programmes

Today, we have over 100,000 members joined in local groups worldwide, as well as a network of 2,000 food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods

Find out more about the international movement on the Slow Food International website.


Terra Madre

Terra Madre is an international network of over 7,000 food producers, cooks, and university educators. Every four years, network delegates come together to discuss global food sustainability issues. Visit Site.


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In October of every even-numbered year small-scale food producers from all over the world come to Turin, Italy to showcase their products to more than 150,000 people. Visitors taste presidia products and cuisines from nearly every continent and participate in taste workshops. Visit Site.


Slow Fish

First held in the Italian port city of Genoa in 2004, this biennial sustainable seafood exhibition brings together fishers, processors, researchers, government agencies and consumers to explore ways to combat the depletion of our fish stocks and enjoy seafood responsibly. Visit Site.



Held in Bra, Italy, this biennial event is the leading international festival for artisan cheese producers. The world’s most renowned artisans, cheesemongers and shepherds come to present their cheeses to tens of thousands of visitors and host taste workshops. Visit Site.


University of Gastronomic Sciences

UNISG was founded in 2004 to bring academic strength to the field of food studies and create a new definition of gastronomy. Four programs combine humanities, science, and sensory training for a multi-experiential understanding of food production. Visit Site.


 A Thousand Gardens in Africa

The Terra Madre communities are cultivating a thousand food gardens in schools, villages and on the outskirts of cities in 25 African   countries. The thousand gardens are concrete models of sustainable agriculture, sensitive to different contexts (environmental, socioeconomic and cultural) and easily replicable. Visit Site.



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