Food without farmers: Is this the future we want?
The recent IPCC report showed that our food systems are estimated to cause up to 29% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. This is due to unsustainable crop and livestock production as well as deforestation. Estimates show that agriculture is responsible for 80% of deforestation worldwide. The world is on the cusp of a new technological era, meaning most of our food could stem from unicellular life in the lab, and not from farms.LEARN MORE
On April 23 from 13:00 to 17:00 CEST, IFOAM – Organics International in collaboration with the Global Landscapes Forum, will host a digital forum that aims to answer the question: What will happen to smallholder farmers as the trend toward lab-grown food attempts to address our current unsustainable agriculture model? Participants will explore topics related to sustainable food systems, incentivisation for farmers, reducing the impact of unsustainable agriculture on biodiversity and livelihoods, how to equip farmers with the skills and knowledge they want and need and much more. Prep for the forum with these knowledge products.
Live translation will be available in Spanish and French.
PEOPLE HAVE ATTENDED GLF CONFERENCES
This session will explore the four principles of organic agriculture and will end with a Q&A with organic agriculture experts from around the world.
This session is for anyone interested in organic agriculture.
US organic wheat farmer and author, Bob Quinn, will join in conversation with two young farmers: Kaluki Paul Mutuku, an organic farmer from Kenya and Laureene Reeves, an urban farmer from Uganda. What challenges do these farmers share even though they are from different parts of the world? How do they overcome these challenges?
This session is for youth, farmers, scientists, policymakers, activists and anyone interested in farming.
This conversation with experts from around the world will explore the issues and key questions related to recent trends towards lab-grown food, that in turn could impact the amount of soil-grown food and therefore, the farmers that grow it.
This session is for policymakers, journalists, activists, health experts, funders and philanthropists, farmers and anyone interested in the future of food.
CK 'Bablu' Ganguly
IFOAM - Organics International
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee
GO ORGANIC WITH THESE VIDEOS, ANIMATIONS AND MORE
We Unite – This short film is a window into the lives of two organic farmers and the reasons they join the yearly ‘We are Fed-Up’ demonstration in Germany.
Where have all the birds gone – The animation showcases the impact of industrial agriculture on birdlife. It also explains how organic provides solutions through farming practices in harmony with nature.
Organic farmers – our everyday superheroes – We all know that farmers grow our food. But did you know that when they farm sustainably, they do so much more?
I Grow Your Food – Meet the farmers who grow your food. Learn through these short videos about the challenges they face, the work they do and how we can support them.
Organizations that engage with GLF
In addition to the online forum on April 23rd, you will have the opportunity to network and chat within the Food and Livelihoods Community of Practice on the GLFx platform. The Community of Practice will enhance your online experience by diving deeper into the topics of organic agriculture and food practices and systems.
Ask the questions you have been saving; chances are good that at this event, you’ll get connected with the people who can give you answers – on agro-ecological systems, organic farming, just transition and more.
Already got some ideas and plans to make a just transition for the future of food? This event gives you the platform to tell a global audience about them and drum up support. The Digital Forum: Food without Farmers will be livestreamed reaching people all over the world who are interested in organic farming.
This content has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. It is the sole responsibility of IFOAM – Organics International and Make Europe Sustainable For All project partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.