Event: Webinar: Growing Food Resilience in Covid-19 times – New Tools and Approaches for Agroecology


When: Wednesday 17th June at 17.00 hrs CET 




How have local, agroecological food initiatives stepped up in this moment of crises? The long now of Covid19 has added an extra layer of difficulty and stress onto an already challenging situation for proponents of a food sovereignty approach to living and eating. Nevertheless, inspiration has manifest  too, with agroecological movements not only adjusting but in some cases expanding the reach and impact of their activities beyond the local and into the regional, territorial, national and even international.


We want to showcase these altered approaches so we can learn from each other and drive our movement forward. To do this, ARC2020 and Forum Synergies are co-organising a webinar with four other initiatives, from Portugal, Greece, Romania and the world.


A number of examples be presented and discussed by the practitioners themselves, while there will be a real focus on co-learning and next steps for deepening our collective food resilience.


Organisations involved:


In Loco (Portugal) : how COVID-19 has transformed “O Prato Certo”, a food education Project, into a support platform for local production and consumption.

Agroecopolis (Greece) : implementation of a nationwide digital and social media campaign promoting local direct links between producers and consumers all over the country.

Civitas Foundation (Romania) : how Nod Verde Food Hub has grown its capacity in order to support the local farmers around Cluj to sell their products during the lockdown

Open Food Network (UK, Australia, world): an open source (ie publicly owned and non-proprietary) platform enabling new, ethical supply chains.




This event will help community groups, agri-food movements, policy makers, media workers, academics of rural and food system studies, consumer groups and more find out about coping mechanisms, innovative tools, best practices and exciting future opportunities, including collaborative ones.


Facilitated by Davie Philip of Cultivate (Ireland) and Ecolise (Europe-wide) this event will allow us to  and learn from the best of what our movement does, deepen agroecological approaches to food and farming even in these times of great difficulties.


A more detailed information of the initiatives is available here