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Via Campesina speakers at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2023

5 December 2022

We are happy to inform you that this year, like many in the past, La Via Campesina will participate in the Oxford Real Farming Conference (#ORFC23) with 6 online sessions, 23 peasant speakers and 6 chairs from different LVC organisations. ORFC23 will take place between the 4 and the 6 of January 2023 in a hybrid format.

In this historical moment characterised by multiple and interlinked crises, the issues and topics which are priority in our movement's agenda will be addressed by the members of LVC. These include the impact of wars; economic violence; resource grabbing on food systems and peasant rights; intersectional struggles towards food justice; the impact of new GMOs on peasant seed systems; the need for people-based solutions for food sovereignty and the key role of youth in the transformation of the food systems.

During the conference LVC will also host an online exhibition space, to give visibility to some our key publications including position documents, photos and videos. All registered participants will be given access to this online exhibition space.
Join us in this inspirational journey made of struggle and hope!

Panels with Via Campesina speakers :

SOS GMOs! The need for a citizen-peasant alliance to protect the right to seeds in Europe Alessandra Turco, José Manuel Benitez Castaño, Miranda Geelhoed
Eating in a Time of War: Food crisis or distribution crisis? Analysis and proposals by La Via Campesina Albert Bahana, Moayyad Bsharat, Morgan Ody, Olena Borodina, Zainal Arifin Fuad
Young Farmers and Food Systems’ Transformations: Struggles and opportunities towards a globalised youth response Jean Matthieu Thévenot, Jessie MacInnis, Micherline Islanda Aduel, Qammar Abbas, Tyler Short
Nyéléni Global Process: Working together on people’s solutions to transform the global food system and achieve food sovereignty Chukki Nanjundaswamy, Paula Gioia, Perla Álvarez, ​​Saúl Vicente Vázquez, Jordan Treakle
Intersectional Struggles for Justice in Food Systems Dee Woods, Kelvin Nicolas, Nikar Yen-ling Tsai, Souad Mahmoud, Paula Gioia
A Journey via Land: Breaking the silence on land struggles in Europe Antonio Onorati, Barbara Siegieńczuk, Eliane Bakker, Emmanuel Hallard, Roz Corbett
The new business of carbon farming and other 'nature based solutions':panacea or disaster?Vitor Rodrigues

Interpretation is provided for several panels ! Check the agenda for more details and links to the expanded panels' themes.

Event details

4 January 2023 9:00 am

Until the 6 January
In Oxford and online

Click here to register!

ORFC23 organisers suggest that the registration is free for all delegates in the Global South and encourage everyone else to support the conference by considering the sliding scale which goes from £0 - £35. Participants who do not have the means of a payment can select a bursary ticket and register for free.

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