Slow Food national coordinator Manvester Khoza says they will continue to work with primary schools and communities to promote local foods in the country.
He said this on Friday at Thete Primary School in Dedza where different schools and the community displayed indigenous crops from their gardens.
Khoza said: “We are working with schools and communities to impart knowledge on indigenous crops to them.
“If learners know how the crops are propagated, it will be easy to teach their communities.”
He said they seek to teach communities to promote indigenous crops as custodians of local products.
“Our aim is to strengthen the network of African people to be aware of the value of their land and their culture. The network protects biodiversity, traditional knowledge and crops,” he said.
Thete Education Zone primary education adviser Catherine Kaipa said she was pleased that her zone participated in the activities.
“They have given us farming tools such as watering canes and wheelbarrows we will use in the school garden,” she said.
Tradional Authority Kachere said it was encouraging to see young learners and communities displaying the indigenous crops they grow.
Poetry and traditional dances, among others, added colour to the event.