On an international level, Slow Food coordinates a number of projects to defend local food traditions, protect food communities, preserve food biodiversity and promote quality artisanal products.

Through the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, Slow Food works in many countries on the following projects:

Presidia – Working with groups of small-scale producers to sustain quality food productions at risk of extinction in over 400 projects…

The Ark of Taste – Cataloguing endangered traditional foods: an extraordinary heritage of fruits, vegetables, animal breeds, cheese, breads, sweets and cured meats…

Earth Markets – Building an international network of farmers’ markets that promote good, clean and fair food…

Chefs’ Alliance – Uniting over 300 chefs with local small-scale producers…

10,000 Gardens in Africa – Slow Food’s plan to create 10,000 food gardens across the continent; in schools, villages and the outskirts of cities…

Narrative labels – Going beyond legal labelling requirements to provide the whole story of a product…

Slow Food also organises large international events that provide unique opportunities to meet with the global Slow Food network to share knowledge and experiences. Slow Food International events include:

Slow Food at Expo
Slow Fish
Slow Meat
Slow Cheese
Indigenous Terra Madre
We Feed the Planet
Terra Madre Day

You can see the full calendar of Slow Food International Events in 2015 here.