Clare O'Grady Walshe has written a super new post on RTE Brainstorm on the need for seed sovereignty. At this time of global crisis when so much uncertainty confronts us, we need lucid analyses such as Clare's more than ever. Click here to read.
FEEDING OURSELVES 2020
REGENERATIVE & COOPERATIVE APPROACHES TO FOOD
Saturday 7th March - with additional Friday evening and Sunday events.
WeCreate Workspace & Cloughjordan Community Farm, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland
This is the annual gathering of regenerative farmers & CAP policy wonks, cooperative & community food advocates, food sovereignty & climate activists, and anyone with an interest in good food, good farming and community revitalisation.
Collaborative Distribution (Building the Solidarity Economy, Food Coops, Digital Platforms, CSAs)
Policy Matters (CAP, EU Green Deal, Farm to Fork, CAP Strategic Plan for Ireland )
Food Sovereignty (Justice, Seed Saving, Food Poverty, Food Deserts)
Better Farming (Regenerative, Biological, Syntropic, Organic, and High Nature Value farming)
There are loads of problems with how farming and food function, but there are solutions too - so let’s get to know and grow them! We can make food distribution work better for farmers and citizens, via savvy digital platforms, food hubs, coops and more. Farming and rural Ireland are in many ways shaped by policy and funding supports, but too few benefit while we hurtle headlong into climate and biodiversity collapse - let’s fix this!
Let’s get deep into the details too, with co-learning and training sessions for those who want to step up or ramp up their work in these important areas, including coops, CSA, regenerative farming and more.
Each year Afri, a key supporter of the food sovereignty agenda in Ireland and abroad, host Féile Bríde in Solus Bhride in Kildare. This year the event will be held on Saturday Feb 8th from 9.30. The keynote speaker will be Clare O'Grady Walshe who will talk about her new book on seed sovereignty. All are welcome! More details on the Afri web site.
A new book by Clare O'Grady Walshe titled 'Globalisation and Seed Sovereignty in Sub-Saharan Africa' will be launched on Dec 4th 2019 at 6.30pm in the Blue Room, Blackhall Place, Dublin. More details about the book are available here. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 29th.
A must-buy for anyone interested in food sovereignty is a new book by Clare O'Grady Walshe. Titled 'Globalisation and Seed Sovereignty in Sub-Saharan Africa,' Clare's book is part of Palgrave MacMillan's International Political Economy Series. Click here to buy directly and read more about Clare's fascinating work. Stay tuned for further information about the book launch.