Eymundur receives the “Premio Langhe Cerretto” award
At the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy
Eymundur Magnússon, farmer in Vallanes and founder of Móðir Jörð, recently received an award given by the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy and the Cerretto winery in Langhe, Piedmont. Eymundur receives the award for planting forrest and shelterbelts and created feasible conditions for growing food in the Vallanes farm in East Iceland. The farm is entirely organic and certified organic since 1990. Eymundur is one of three individuals who receives the 2018 award and is considered to have, with his work, contributed significantly towards sustainability in agriculture, protecting the environment and biodiversity.
The University of Gastronomic Sciences, UNIGS, in Pollenzo was foundet in 2004 by Carlo Petrini the president of Slow Food. He presented the award along with Mr. Bruno Cerretto owner of the Cerretto winery in Alba but the two unite in the vision of a sustainable future when it comes to food and agriculture. For the past 10 years, the “Premio Langhe Cerretto” award was given to writers, but will now be given to people in agriculture who are considered to be important role models and their work considered best practices.
Also awarded are Nicola del Vecchio, a young farmer in Italy, who is returning to his home in Molise with his wife, where he is re-introducing lost varieties of cereals in his farm, and establishing a local food network in his region. Also Mohamid Abdikadir from Somalia for establishing 150 gardens in his homecountry where people can grow food. Mohamid has been a key figure in establishing the Slow Food network in Somalia and participating in Slow Food’s project “10.000 gardens in Africa”.