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4 - 5 January 2024

ORFC 2024 Online Programme

This two-day online programme offers 45 sessions livestreamed from five rooms at ORFC in Oxford, UK.  It is an opportunity to view and join in with the talks and discussions as they happen in real time, as well as to go back and watch sessions that you missed at a later date. All online delegates will be able to ask questions of the speakers in Oxford through the online Q&A facility. If you can’t make it to Oxford this year, don’t miss out on being a part of this transformational event. Book your online tickets now.

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Keep scrolling for the list of sessions. Please note the times in the online programme should display in your local time zone. This is the full programme of online sessions, livestreamed from Oxford. View the in-person programme.

We gratefully acknowledge our partners, funders, sponsors and supporters, who have helped make ORFC 2024 possible.

Speakers

Elise Wach

Rob Booth

Alex Heffron

Mill Dessent

Nell Benne

Chair

Kai Heron

Languages

English

Format

Audio

16:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

We Need to Talk About Capitalism: Challenging Private Property, Labour Exploitation, and Endless Growth

Let’s discuss the elephant in the room during most discussions of agricultural transformation: the capitalist logics which shape how we currently grow, process, distribute, and eat food. Our panel will explore capital’s effects on farmers, the pressures it places on workers, and the ecological consequences of infinite growth on a finite planet. It will also feature the new union, Solidarity Across Land Trades (SALT), who will present their recent workers’ enquiry.We will open the discussion…

Oxford

Speakers

Nina Pullman

Katie Revell

Anna Jones

Chair

Dan Iles

Languages

English

Format

Audio

16:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Media Storytelling For Food Systems Change

How can powerful storytelling further the good food and farming movement? Hear from seasoned journalists and producers on how a good story builds connection and mobilises the democratic voice of farmers, growers, and landworkers. Speakers with expertise in podcasting, broadcast journalism and magazine publishing will share their success stories of how they overcame obstacles and built inspiring stories that brought alternative farming practices to a wider audience. The panel discussion will be followed by an…

Oxford

Speakers

Emile Frison

Sofía Monsalve Suárez

Nettie Wiebe

Shalmali Guttal

Chair

Nick Jacobs

Languages

English

Format

Audio

16:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

The Politics of Global Land Inequality and Pathways to Food Sovereignty

What is driving growing land inequality and what can be done to build land and food sovereignty? Land inequality and lack of access to land for marginalised food producers is a critical but overlooked driver of hunger and food insecurity, and a fundamental barrier to achieving food sovereignty. In a forthcoming report, IPES-Food investigates the dynamics of today’s land struggles – from growing land inequality and the financialisation of farmland to green grabs for false…

Oxford

Speakers

André Tranquilini

Tom Venner Woodcock

Vanessa Barker

Claire O’Sullivan

Iain Tollhurst

Chair

Patrick Gillet

Languages

English

Format

Audio

16:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Why We Need a Hemp Growers Guild

Every year we hear stories of the woeful incompetence of the Home Office to manage the hemp licensing process. UK farmers want to grow hemp, but the enormous amount of red tape makes even getting the licence a challenge without professional guidance. We need a hemp growers guild to collectively strategise how to make the necessary changes so that hemp is accessible to all farmers in the UK and not just those supplying big pharma.

Oxford

Speakers

Rachel Solnick

Claire Ratinon

Loa Niumeitolu

Languages

English

Format

Audio

16:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Repairing the Land: an Enquiry into Ecological, Cultural and Social Repair

How do we heal the wounds of colonial history? Oppression and harm continue to make and shape the world we share. This session explores ongoing work towards repair and asks what still needs to be done. This is bigger than a conversation about financial debt which is often the focus of reparations inquiry. But what constitutes repair and reclamation? What is the place of land workers in that conversation? What are the land stories that…

Oxford

Speakers

Bosse Dahlgren

Wendy Barrie

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

16:00 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

What is a Meadow and Why is It Important?

A farming journey, founded on the vital importance of meadows. The meadow is the mother of the farming system. We want to bring back this old saying with natural unfertilised meadows; to show you how to produce everything you need for a healthy life and sustainable business through increasing biodiversity using the meadow system. By feeding animals meadow hay you bring in micro- minerals and fertiliser to your land, enabling the creation of amazing produce,…

Oxford

Speakers

Clare Carlile

Eve Gleeson

Crispin Dowler

Chair

Amy Heley

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

16:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Follow The Money- How Corporate Power And The Pesticide Industry Is Blocking Progress

The power of pesticide companies and the drive for profit is hindering the efforts of campaigners and policy- makers when it comes to pesticide reduction. We will discuss the ways in which corporate influence on policy and science underpin injustice in global food systems. We will explore the topic of investors influencing, or withdrawing support for companies that are driving biodiversity decline and harming human health, and what we can learn from the climate movement…

Oxford

Speakers

Michael Davies

Edwin Brooks

Songsoo Kim

Chair

Clementine Hain-Cole

Languages

English

Format

Audio

16:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Farmers And Chefs- Allies In Agroecological System Change

Each of us has the power to change the food system three times a day- a truth obscured and mistold as a result of the systematic disconnect between kitchens and farms. The more we can do as farmers, chefs and food citizens to re-establish active lines of communication and cooperation, the more opportunities we can create for each other to feed into the transition to an agroecological food system. The session puts forward practical ways…

Oxford

Speakers

Rosie Inman-Cook

Yuli Somme

Rosie Kindersley

Chair

Liz Rothschild

Languages

English

Format

Audio

16:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

How Can Natural Burial Become Part Of Diversification On Farms?

We shall discuss the pros and cons of natural burial. Can natural burial be rolled out across more farms as part of farm diversification? Is saturation level and proximity to existing sites an issue? We shall explore the topic of de-carbonising funerals and how natural burial can become mainstream as part of farm diversification. Could “planting our carbon bodies” become a valuable part of regenerative farming and can this help people connect with farming and…