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Chile Program Helps Protect Indigenous Food Cultures

This just in from our Ambassador-in-Training in Chile, Dalma Díaz Pinto: in March 2017, Dalma asked for the World Food Travel Association’s support for a project called “Ambassadors of the Coastal Edge of the Region of the Lakes”. This initiative, spearheaded by Chile’s Bordemar Foundation, was designed to help protect the indigenous food cultures and gastronomic heritage. Additionally, the project aimed to highlight the important role of the women fishermen from Los Lagos in promoting local traditions. Now, one year later, the project is complete and the results are impressive. 

You can watch the four documentaries as follows (in Spanish with English subtitles):

Cristina Nempu, Caleta San Pedro. Purranque, Province of Osorno

Rosita Romero, Quenuir. Maullín, Province of Llanquihue

Gladys Barría. Chepu, Ancud. Province of Chiloé

Irene Subiabre and Fresia González. Caleta El Manzano. Hualaihué. Province of Palena

The project was financed by a 2% Culture 2017 fund from the Los Lagos (Chile) regional government.

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) supports every destination that seeks to preserve and promote its culinary heritage. Our Association has conducted research over the years that shows how authenticity is the number one motivator for visitors to choose one destination over another. Working with the local peoples of a region is one of the most authentic ways to develop and promote indigenous food cultures.

We applaud Dalma and her region for having the foresight to take the initiative and also the commitment to bring this project to fruition. Congratulations!

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