Title Food fairs revive local food and nutrition
Contributor ILEIA
Author Bernard Guri, Patricia Dianon
Content Food fairs are an important tool and space to promote food sovereignty as they take place in local public spaces and within people’s own socio-cultural settings. One excellent example was a food fair in Ghana, organised by the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD). Women farmers exhibited traditional crops and foods, emphasising their importance for local and national food and nutrition security. The fair reminded community and political leaders of the value of neglected traditional foods. Some years later, it can be seen how this and subsequent food fairs helped to ensure the improved integration of traditional foods and agroecological farming into national food security plans.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Africa GHANA
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/promoting-traditional-food