Monday, January 11, 2010

Project DISC and Slow Food Mukono Convivium Celebrate Terra Madre day 13th Dec 2009.



Slow Food Mukono and Project Disc Celebrates Slow Food Day 2009
“where did you manage get this Kind of food?” Who remembered how to make this kind of Juice?” Many people where asking such a question during the exhibition and eating locally when cerebrating the beauty of the Earth. The truth is - people are forgetting about their "original" food. This was discovered when project DISC and Slow Food Mukono was cerebrating eating locally on slow food Terra Madre day on 13th Dec 2009. Slow Food Mukono and project disc had more than 60 species of Food from The Ugandan Cultural Diversity. And over 250 people attended the event and among these included Local politicians, individual farmers, Farmer’s groups, Schools, Restaurant owners, Local cooks, teachers, individuals who included also Old people who helped in Local Food recognition , Thanks to Mr. Wali Christopher, Mr. Walusimbi and Ms Nakubulwa one of the our elders who helped us in the selection of Local food. "The world needs slow food, we need to have pride in our local food so lets rise up together today to see the goodness in our local food" said Rogers, the assistant coordinator for Project DISC During his speech. The chief celebrant was the Local Council III (Ntenjeru Sub County) Chairman Mr. Nsubuga Fred
Thanks to Slow food president Carlo Petrin and all the Slow food members around the Earth for letting this happen. Among the Local food eaten in include in their local names:- Baluggu, ensujju (pumpkin), eniina (Small African wild Tomatoes), ensusuti, kivuuvu, kaama (Wild Yams), ekkobe, omubisi (Banana Juice), nakkati (African eggplnts), enswa (White Flying ants), amayuni (Wet land Yams), a matooke (Bananas), ebbuga (Red Amaranth), katunkuma (Bitter egg plants), entutunu and others. We are very happy to celebrate this day.
Farmers after this celebration promised to save The Beauty of the earth by saving our local food and eating it.
"Celebrate the Beauty of the Earth, Eat Local food" This was our Theme of the day




1 comment:

  1. It's really fantastic to read about what you are doing with the school gardens. It sounds like a really amazing project and you are clearly putting in a lot of hard work. I'm the new leader of Slow Food Solent, a local SF group in the UK. I'm also a researcher studying sleeping sickness in Uganda, so travel frequently to Uganda - hence my interest in your school gardens project. I'm hoping that at some point in the future I might be able to come and meet you and see one of the school gardens!!

    Our email address is slowfoodsolent[at]hotmail.co.uk if you want to get in touch, or you can see our website at http://sites.google.com/site/slowfoodsolent/ if you are interested.

    Thanks,
    Nicola

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Background to project DISC

The participation of students in food production does not only enhance their taste behaviours and nutrition status, but can possibly lead to social transformation. Social conditions are complex and therefore positive attitude towards cultivation should be built within children that will in turn help to reverse the existing food shortages. The fact is that Project DISC aims at engaging School Children and the local youth communities in real life production of Clean, Safe and Fair food through working with schools and communities.