– a discussion about today’s global food system and the alternatives
The world leaders have agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals, one of them being Zero hunger by 2030. What are the proposed solutions to get there and what are the strategies to guarantee the end to all forms of hunger and malnutrition in fourteen years from now?
There is enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but more than 800 million people suffer from hunger, while half a billion suffer from obesity. A mayor and fundamental challenge lies in the question of distribution of productive resources such as land and seeds and how they are being used.
Small-scale farmers feed the majority of the world’s population. But the global food system does not support their rights. Instead, policies both on national, regional and international levels support investments in large scale industrial agriculture. At the same time small scale farmers and social movements all over the world are developing sustainable alternatives to this dominant paradigm, both on policy and practical levels. Some of them will be with us in Stockholm for a seminar on the 16th of November in order to deepen the discussion and understanding of complex and urgent issues that are key to reaching the Zero hunger goal.
Pat Mooney, researcher and Executive Director for ETC Group, Canada. Right Livelihood Award laureate for his work on seeds and sustainable development.
Mary Sakala, Rural Women Assembly, Zambia. Small-scale farmer involved in the struggle for the right to use native seeds.
Joel Holmdahl, NOrdBruk, Swedish farmer’s organization. Small-scale farmer and teacher in agroecology.
Sylvia Kay, researcher at The Transnational Institute (TNI), Holland. Expert on natural resource governance and investment policies.
María Canil, La Via Campesina, Guatemala. Small-scale farmer working with women’s rights and land rights.
Moderator: Erik Halkjaer, reporter på DN Global Utveckling.
Time: November 16th at 11:30-13:00. Lunch sandwich available from 11:00.
Place: Medelhavsmuséet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm
The seminar is free of charge. Please register through the link above.
For more information, please contact: marja.wolpher@afrikagruppe
More information about the Food Sovereignty Week 12-20 of November can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/