Slow Food Japan Calls for “We Feed The Planet” Delegates From Across Asia

Young food activists will gather for a three-day meeting in Kobe 

From November 3 to 5, 2017, Slow Food and the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) will be organizing We Feed The Planet Japan 2017 in Kobe, a three-day meeting of young food professionals who will gather to discuss the future of the food system. The final output of the event will be the “SFYN Innovation Goals”: action plans and goals set for Asian countries for the year 2020.

The organizers are calling for 50 delegates from all over Asia (farmers, fishers, chefs/cooks, artisans and anyone else involved in food production who is under 40) to participate. Applications can be made here.

The event’s program will address various themes related to food such as food and community revitalization, new farming tech and traditional farming, food waste, food and tourism and more. It will be available in September.

The event comprises a public event on the first day with a variety of activities involving renowned food professionals, then an intensive camp with 50 delegates from Japan and the rest of Asia on the second and third days. Slow Food Japan has launched a crowdfunding project to raise funds for the delegates’ accommodation and the event’s organization.

The Slow Food Youth Network aims to build, facilitate and create an international network of young farmers, cooks, consumers, policy-makers, food professionals and students from all over the world. By creating a global, interdisciplinary network of young people, SFYN provides fertile ground for new ideas, businesses and projects that will help fix the problems of our current broken food system. By connecting people from different social, professional and cultural backgrounds, the SFYN creates a network of young agents for change who will transform the food system from within.

Slow Food and the SFYN together form a global membership-based grassroots association that links the pleasure of good food with a commitment to communities and the environment. Slow Food and its Youth Network envision a future where good, clean and fair food will be available for everybody, meaning that all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.

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For further information, please contact:

Slow Food Japan

Remi Ie – [email protected]

Megumi Watanabe – [email protected]

Slow Food International Press Office

[email protected] – Twitter: @SlowFoodPress 

Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. Among them, a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members are linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide, contributing through their membership fee, as well as the events and campaigns they organize. As part of the network, more than 2,400 Terra Madre food communities practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.

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