During the past months, several movements from different geographical focus participated in workshops to discuss the need for transformational change in global agri-food systems. This event will open the debate to a wider global audience with the participation of a star line-up of speakers.
November 16 - 15:30 CET
The need for transformational change in global agri-food systems is now widely acknowledged in order to adapt to and mitigate climate change and to address the environmental and social problems generated by current food systems. The concept of agroecology is more and more dominating the discourse about the future of agriculture. At the same time the steady growth of the organic market has a strong impact on the global development of standards and regulatory requirements. Alternative terms, such as regenerative agriculture, ecological organic agriculture and others are also more and more widely used in different regions of the world and approaches such as Zero Budget Natural Farming are being scaled-up significantly. These concepts have involved many actors with different visions and objectives, but they share the desire to “scale-up” transformational change initiatives to bring about resilient and sustainable agriculture and food systems.
In light of the Food Systems Summit organised by the United Nations in September 2021, we have concluded that it is key that all like-minded movements join forces to engage in an effort to advocate for such transformational change. By ensuring a transparent dialogue between the different approaches and movements we expect to develop a strong advocacy effort and to increase its influence in the global debate on the future of our Food Systems.
The organisers have held a series of three virtual workshops putting together several movements representing different approaches to pool their knowledge and discuss existing synergies and differences. After these three workshops with different geographical focus (Global, Asia-Africa, and Europe-Americas) we propose to extend the discussion and open this debate to a wider audience.
We are inviting you now to this open webinar where we will share the experience and summarise the conclusions of the past three workshops and open the debate to a wider global audience. After some opening comments by the different speakers that participated in the workshops, the discussion will be opened to the public.We are looking forward to your participation.