Slow Food and FAO join forces

FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, and Carlo Petrini, President and founder of the Slow Food Movement at the São José Slow Food Market, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Under a three-year Memorandum of Agreement signed the two organizations will  join forces  to promote more inclusive food and agriculture systems at local, national and international levels.

Actions will focus mainly on joint advocacy campaigns, strengthening local, regional and  global networks and raising awareness of global initiatives such as the International Year Family Farming in 2014. Actions will highlight the value of local foods and neglected food crops while also targeting market access for small-scale producers, enhancing conservation and use of biodiversity, reducing food losses and food waste, and improving animal welfare

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