The journey from Syria to Italy: Syrian women farmers learning new skills to produce food

Dec 2019

Slow Food and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a study tour this week in northwest Italy for a group of Syrian small-scale women farmers. The two organizations have teamed up to enhance the skills of small-scale women food producers from Syria - all with the aim of supporting crisis-affected communities to regain or boost their livelihoods, and reviving the country's agriculture sector. Seven Syrian women learnt from farming communities in Piedmont and Liguria regions that produce and promote local, organic and artisan foods marked by high quality and respect for traditions.