The Slow Food Presidia project began in 1999. After cataloguing the first hundred products at risk of extinction (with the Ark of Taste Project), Slow Food took a step further, entering the world of the production process, to learn about the areas of origin, meet producers, promote their products, skills and knowledge.
The Presidia sustain quality production at risk of extinction, protect unique regions and ecosystems, recover traditional processing methods, safeguard native breeds and local plant varieties. Over the years the project has become one of the most effective instruments to put Slow Food’s politics on agriculture and biodiversity into practice.
Today, more than 500 Presidia involve more than 13,000 producers.
Click here to find all the Presidia in the world
The Project implemented by the Slow Food in partnership with APPU and NARMA
The Project is funded by the European Union
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