Slow Food Projects

Our Projects

Slow Food South Africa is the local chapter of the global grassroots movement, Slow Food International.

The joint actions of our local Food Communities and the International Biodiversity Foundation projects we support, aim to challenge the destructive effects of the industrial food system.


We intend to achieve cultural, social and economic equity and sustainable environmental benefits for our planet and all that is dependent on it.


Slow Food South Africa participate in many projects that promotes our ethos and philosophy of good, clean and fair food for all. 

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Slow Plate South Africa

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The Slow Plate South Africa initiative aims to provide meals to primary school children through the network of gardens from the 10 000 gardens project within close proximity to Primary Schools.

Utilizing the resources of Chef's Alliance and Chefs with Compassion the training programs equips gardens and food handlers to produce healthy, nutritious and balanced meals which fits into the National School Feeding Scheme Program.

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Chefs' Alliance

A network of cooks defending food biodiversity across the world and share a commitment to protecting agricultural biodiversity and safeguarding gastronomic knowledge and local cultures.

They always source quality ingredients (local, sustainable and seasonal), communicate the origin of their products and they know the producers who supply them.

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Youth Network

We are the movement for the next generation of leaders who seek to live in a world where food is truly good, clean and fair for all. Our work covers a variety of topics, including issues like food waste, climate change, policy, and social injustice.

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10 000 Gardens in Africa

This Slow Food International project aims to create 10,000 good, clean and fair gardens in African schools and communities, to provide platforms to teach young people about the importance of food biodiversity and give access to fresh and healthy food.

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Ark of Taste

The Ark of Taste travels the world collecting small-scale quality productions that belong to the cultures, history and traditions of the entire planet: an extraordinary heritage of fruits, vegetables, animal breeds, cheeses, breads, sweets and cured meats…

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