Slow Food Uganda is part of Slow Food international, a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.
Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.
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good because it is healthy as well as having enjoyable sensory qualities;
clean because it is mindful of the environment and animal welfare;
fair because it is respectful of the work of the people who produce, process, and distribute it.
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With 6 presidia and 310 food gardens, Slow Food Uganda defends the right to food sovereignty for all people and safeguards biodiversity and traditional food value chains. We have developed a strong network in Central Uganda, a sturdy, credible presence in Western and Eastern Uganda and laid new strategies in the Northern. In line with our global strategy, Slow Food Uganda addresses all aspects of food value chains, believes in diversity and works with all people working in their different capacities and capabilities towards building a better food system.
Thanks to the three Earths Markets of Mukono-wakiso and Manafwa and Lira-Amach launched in 2015 and 2017 respectively, Slow Food Uganda resist injustices subjected to small scale food producers by the Industrial Food system and middlemen. We engage with producers, retailers, chefs and consumers in a holistic way and for this reason Slow Food Uganda has developed a local network involving all stakeholders who share the belief that agro biodiversity maintenance, economic development and poverty reduction are mutually supportive objectives, which can be achieved by the sound management of agro biodiversity resources.
In 2015 Slow Food Uganda was officially registered by the Uganda Registration Service Bureau and launched by its wide network of over 10,000 food activists from all over Uganda.