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Africana Flavours 2018, in celebration of the Brussels "week van de smaak" invites you to an evening exploring vegetarianism in African food cultures. This event is organized by The Food Bridge vzw in collaboration with FAAB vzw, the BigPicnic project, O'Marche and GC De Platoo.

For many, the concept of a vegetarian or vegan diet in the African food culture is still a rarity. However, on closer examination of the various food cultures, one is left wondering if the idea of a vegetarian meal is really strange to Africans. Thus the evening will start with a discussion on "How strange is vegetarian (and vegan) diets in the African food culture"?. There will also be a presentation of some African recipes, followed by dinner and drinks.
This event is open to everyone, especially those interested in African food cultures, vegetarian and vegan diets, although only those who registered  and paid the fee can attend the event. 

Here is a link for registration -  https://goo.gl/forms/3NMNpZWn54eUzPNk2


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Across the globe, having an agro food sector that is able to meet the huge demands placed on it, is a top priority for governments, global agencies, researchers, entrepreneurs and actually everyone. Although food is a mundane everyday thing, there are different complexities in the way we produce or  eat food.  Even  what we accept as food is not a simple act. Thus adding to the  challenges of getting it from the source of production, to the place of consumption.

The African food system is as complex and diverse as the continent. Despite the resources available globally and efforts already made, the agro food sector in Africa is yet to reach its full potential.  The problems are ever evolving  and taking new forms,  thus  new solutions need to be found  and partnerships expanded to include all stakeholders in the development of this sector in Africa.

African Diaspora communities are not just dynamic components of the localities where they are situated but  also of  Africa. This is because migration is not just about those that left but more importantly,  it is about those left behind. It is for  those left behind, that Diasporas continue to maintain links to Africa using economic, socio cultural, religious and even political mechanisms.

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