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Food otherwise conference Wageningen

Feb. 21, 2014 - Feb. 22, 2014

Towards fair and sustainable food and agriculture systemsCONFERENCE, Wageningen.

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More and more farmers, consumers, scientists and civil society organisations are working towards a contemporary, sustainable and fair way of producing food. They are shaping new relationships between farmer and consumer. They offer creative, dynamic and diverse alternatives for 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 attainable forms of food andagriculture with others? Do you want to build bridges and help to achieve a more sustainable and fair food and agriculture model? Get to know sustainable (young) farmers? Become inspired by innovative examples from the Netherlands and Flanders and from abroad? Then come to our two day conference in Wageningen on 21 and 22 February 2014!

Keynote speakers:

  • Vandana Shiva, scientist and activist
  • Olivier de Schutter, UN rapporteur on the Right  to Food
  • Pablo Tittonell, Farming Systems Ecology, WageningenUniversity
  • Hanny van Geel, of  La Via Campesina Europa, farmer

Translation English-Dutch and D-E provided in the plenary sessions. Some workshops in English.

Workshops and discussions around several themes, such as:

  1. Local  food networks
  2. Agro-ecology
  3. Seeds and biodiversity
  4. Fair Trade and Agricultural policies
  5. Closed-loop agriculture
  6. Urban agriculture
  7. Permaculture / food forests
  8. Land rights

Costs: € 50 for two days (€ 25 for students and low incomes), excursions and coffee and tea included. (Lunch and dinner can be bought on the site). If you register now (no payment obligations yet) you will receive a notification by the end of January when the programme is definite. Please register below

This conference is  an initiative of the ‘Food Otherwise’ network and is supported byActionAid, A SEED,  Bionext, Both ENDS, Brabantse Milieu Federatie, 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, The Hunger Project,Transition Towns, Transnational Institute, Urgenda , Leerstoelgroep Rurale Sociologie en Leerstoelgroep Farming Systems Ecology WUR , Warmonderhof, Velt, Vredeseilanden,  Wervel, Youth Food Movement

For more information, please visit http://aardeboerconsument.nl/food-otherwise-conference-2122-february-2014-wageningen