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Explore older session recordings on the ORFC YouTube Channel. The ORFC archives are in development and all session recordings from early years are coming soon! Archival material from ORFC 2016 – 2019 can be found on the old ORFC website.

Please note many of the recordings are made by volunteers, using non-professional equipment. If you have any questions about the content, or would like to add anything to the archive, please contact francesca@orfc.org.uk.

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Selma James
Swati Renduchintala
Pranom Somwong
Dee Woods

Chair

Jyoti Fernandez

Languages

English

Format

Video

09:00 - 10:30 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

A Care Income to Protect the Land, the People and the Natural World

As mothers, carers, farmers/farm workers, land and human rights’ defenders, women do most of the work of feeding (starting with breastfeeding) and protecting families and communities, the soil and the environment. For doing this fundamental caring work of society, unwaged and low-waged, we are impoverished and denied basic rights, including to the land we work. Organising in self-help groups, women in Andhra Pradesh, India, are leading a massive community movement of natural farmers who regenerate…

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Mercy Mbatiah
Ahirirwe Leticia
Judy Kipkenda

 

Chair

Leonida Odongo

Languages

English

Format

Video

09:00 - 10:30 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Sharing Youth Experiences in Practicing Agroecology for Climate Adaptation in Africa

This is one of three sessions today in which you will have the opportunity to hear directly from young people around the world about the challenges they face in regards to toxic contamination, climate change, access to land and the lack of effective leadership. In this session, we will hear from three young people who are involved in farming, climate activism and community action in Kenya and Uganda. 

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Alessandra Turco
José Manuel Benitez Castaño

Chair

Miranda Geelhoed

Languages

English, Español

Format

Video

09:00 - 10:00 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

SOS GMOs! The need for a citizen-peasant alliance to protect the right to seeds in Europe

Did you know that in some countries EU farmers are criminalised for using and exchanging their seeds? And that the EU is opening the doors to new GMOs? Did you know that a group of NGOs - including the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) - has launched a petition against this opening, and that farmers can bring their governments to court in case of violation of the current GMO regulation?

We will try to answer…

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Yodit Kebede
Anne Mottet
Esther Penunia
Emile Frison

Chair

ffinlo Costain

Languages

English, Français

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Adjusting to the New Normal: Building resilient food systems in the face of climate change, crisis, and rising energy costs

While agroecology has been much discussed at ORFC over the years, this event will take stock of the evolving impacts of the food price crisis on food security and build understanding of the root causes of global food insecurity. It will showcase innovative responses to the food price crisis that mitigate immediate impacts and kick-start longer-term transformation of food systems through agroecology. It will also build awareness of the opportunities to cut reliance on energy…

Global
Panel Discussion
11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Future in the Hands of Young People: Moving from pesticides to agroecology in Asia

This is one of three sessions today in which you will have the opportunity to hear directly from young people around the world about the challenges they face in regards to toxic contamination, climate change, access to land and the lack of effective leadership. In this session, we will hear from a young farmer from an indigenous community in Kerala, India and from a teenager from Pakistan who is studying and teaching agroecology, health and…

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Josephine Akia
Gertrude Pswarayi-Jabson
Tsakasile Dlamini

Chair

Rosinah Mbenya

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Women as Custodians of Land and Agriculture in the African Context: For resilient and sustainable food systems

The session will be composed of women leaders drawn from the PELUM Association network in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Eswatini (Swaziland). The speakers will share more about the challenges they face in their active involvement in agriculture and in leadership in various agriculture-related discourses. The aim of the session is to create awareness and to call for concerted and deliberate efforts to support women farmers and women leaders.

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Rasmus Willig
Petra Tas
Alice Martin-Prével

Chair

Kim Graham

Languages

English

Format

Video

12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Creating a Future of Collective Land Ownership and Responsibilities

Farmland is a powerful object and an object of power. All who eat and breathe benefit from land to produce food, to maintain living ecosystems, to store carbon. Yet increasingly few people own and control farmland. What are we doing to ensure land serves more than private interests? How can we build concerted efforts to preserve and care for it? In this session, we will present initiatives that take collective responsibility for farmland and that…

Farm Practice
Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

José Abel Ramírez
Steven U. Mansaray
Martin Lukac

Chair

Nicola Peel

Languages

English, Español

Format

Video

12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Agroforestry and Inga Alley Cropping

Slash and burn is a real issue in the tropical rainforests as farmers look for fertile land. With the climate and ecological emergency, it is urgent we find real solutions to prevent rainforest destruction and biodiversity loss as well as supporting local people. Using the agroforestry system of inga alley cropping is producing amazing results. Regenerating soil by planting inga edulis in alleys and leaving the biomass to break down is showing an astounding increase…

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Alice Ndlovu
Peter Gubbels/Tsuamba Bourgou
Mugove Walter Nyika
Zachary Makanya

Chair

Minni Jain
John Wilson

Languages

English

Format

Video

12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Planting Water with a Water School Africa

Water enables livelihoods. Without water there is no farming or life. An increasing water crisis has magnified vulnerabilities in Africa, disrupting economies, creating conflicts, inducing distress migration into densely populated urban areas and increasing extreme poverty levels. 

Understanding and increasing the critical role of local communities in groundwater recharge and management in alleviating these challenges is more urgent than ever.

Stimulating water literacy and mutual learning among local communities, the Water School Africa, in cooperation…

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