Italy: Slow Food and Food Sovereignty in Piedmont, Italy.
Join Food First to examine the complex realities of the Italian, European and global food system through direct contact with the producers, consumers, policymakers and advocacy groups of the Piedmont region. The delegation will travel through beautiful Italian countryside and stay in farmer-owned guesthouses where you’ll eat local foods at the site of production. Meet with organizations like the Italian Association of Organic Agriculture, Vía Campesina, Piedmont-based Slow Food and others working to protect small farmers, promote sustainability and conserve agro-biodiversity in Italy.
Dates: Oct. 16-24, 2012 Cost: 2700 (USD) Scholarships available for qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
*The trip price reflects fair compensation for the many groups and individuals who contribute their time, energy and expertise to the delegation.
**This year, Slow Food’s Terra Madre Conference will be open to the general public for the first time, in Turin, Italy on October 24-29, 2012. As our delegation will end in Turin, participants may opt to stay on for the event, though arrangements must be made independently and are not included in the trip cost.
For more information visit: http://www.foodsovereigntytours.org/international-tours/italy/