About: Bioversity International (“Bioversity” for short) is the world’s largest organization undertaking research on agricultural biodiversity, dedicated to addressing global issues related to food security, poverty, climate change and environmental degradation. We are a non profit organization, active in over 100 countries worldwide, with more than 350 staff working from some 16 country offices. We are one of 15 centres of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres (CGIAR).
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.