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During the #IGrowYourFood action day, we celebrated the amazing people who choose to grow our food sustainably. 

We officially started the #IGrowYourFood action day with a kick-off livestream at **11:00 CEST** where we heard from organic farmer, Sylvia Kuria about her experience in nourishing families in Kenya. 

Let's Kick-Start the #IGrowYourFood Action Day

In the afternoon, we hosted a live panel discussion with organic farmers; Shamika Mone from India, Abimbola Majolagbe from Nigeria and Juan Pablo Pineda from Peru. They discussed how organic contributes to true sustainability and will draw from their extensive experience in the field.

#IGrowYourFood 2022 Panel Discussion

Shamika Mone is a researcher turned organic farmer and entrepreneur, originally from Maharashtra, India. She is now the elected Treasurer and the Managing Committee member of the Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI) and the President of INOFO – Inter-continental Network of Organic Farmers Organisations – a self-organised structure for Organic Farmers within IFOAM - Organics International. She also serves on our World Board.

Abimbola Sakirat Majolagbe is an advocate promoting good agricultural practices supporting organic agriculture for farmers and value chain actors in Nigeria. Abimbola is a certified Trainer of Trainers who founded an NGO called Atope-Ogbin Agric Foundation to train  women and youth in sustainable organic farming. 

Juan Pablo Pineda is an agronomist from Peru with experience in promoting agroecology  in the Andes and managing development projects in value chains. He is currently managing  agroecological projects at the family agroecological farm in the Andes and promoting a youth network for agrobiodiversity and agroecological production systems in local communities.

In case you do not have enough content, look no further. We developed a social media toolkit with farmer messages to enable you take part in the action day and share messages from all over the world.

The Trello board from which you can access the toolkit. Click the image to check it out!