Can the Slow Food Movement Help the Global Poor? Ford is Betting On It

Mention “Slow Food” and it’s hard not to think of a more affluent crowd of foodies and hipsters who have the luxury to think in highly intentional ways about how and what they eat. In fact, though, that’s an unfair stereotype and this is a movement that, among other things, has long been working to help poor farmers and fishermen in developing countries do better by embracing Slow Food. Now Ford is getting behind Slow Food’s South American work in a bigger way, with a two-year, $454,000 grant late last year. The grant will support Slow Food’s capacity building efforts of promoting both food and economic security in poor rural and urban households in South America, Latin America, and Chile. The grant was awarded out of the foundation’s Expanding Livelihood Opportunities for Poor Households initiative, a subprogram of Ford’s larger Economic Fairness grantmaking program. READ MORE…

By enricgomez.com