Food Otherwise: towards fair and sustainable food and agriculture systems

logo conferentie (Engels)The Program is online!

More and more farmers, consumers, scientists and civil society organisations are working towards  sustainable and fair ways of producing food. They are forging new relationships between farmers and consumers. They offer creative, dynamic and diverse alternatives to large-scale, anonymous and industrialised food production and the increasing influence of transnational corporations.

Do you want to learn, experience, think along and discuss new and feasible  food and agriculture systems with others? Would you like to build bridges and help to achieve a more sustainable and fair food and agriculture system? Do you want to get to know sustainable (young) farmers? Become inspired by innovative examples from the Netherlands, Flanders and abroad? Then come to our two day conference in Wageningen on 21 and 22 February 2014!

Keynote speakers

  • Olivier de Schutter, UN rapporteur on the right  to food
  • Pablo Tittonell, professor Farming Systems Ecology Wageningen      University
  • Hanny van Geel, farmer and board member of  La Via Campesina Europe
  • Vandana Shiva, Indian scientist and activist (tbc)

For whom? Farmers, consumers, scientists, beekeepers, students, artists, professionals in the food and agro sectors, policymakers, politicians  and journalists.

Translation English-Dutch provided in the plenary sessions. Some workshops will be in English.

Workshops and discussions around several themes, such as:

  • Local food networks: from producer to consumer
  • The power of  large agricultural corporations
  • Agro-ecology
  • Fair incomes for farmers
  • Urban agriculture
  • Permaculture / food forests
  • Fair trade and Agricultural policies
  • Land rights
  • Seeds and biodiversity
  • Soil and closed-loop agriculture

Costs: € 50 for two days (€ 25 for students and low incomes), coffee and tea and excursions included. (Lunch and dinner can be bought on site.

If you register now (no payment obligations yet) you will receive a notification by the end of January when the programme is definite. Registration at www.aardeboerconsument/conferentie2014.

This conference is an initiative of the  ‘Voedsel Anders’ network, and is organised on the occasion of the 2014: International Year of Family Farming. It is supported by ActionAid, A SEED, Both ENDS, Cordaid, ELPG, ETC, FIAN Nederland, Greenpeace, Hivos, ICCO, ILEIA, Louis Bolk Instituut,  Milieudefensie, OtherWise, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Solidarité ,  Platform Aarde Boer Consument,  Stichting RUAF, Stichting Boerengroep, Transnational Institute, Urgenda , Rural Sociology Chairgroup WUR , Velt , Wervel and Youth Food Movement.