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2010 - 2024

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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.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Sofía Monsalve Suárez
Dee Woods
Million Belay

Chair

Nick Jacobs

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

From Corporations to Communities: Tipping the balance of power in decision-making about our food

Who controls the food we eat and grow? Deep power asymmetries in food system governance are blocking the transformation we need. For decades, the institutions and policies that affect decision-making about food systems have been captured by corporate overreach, undermining the public good and the rights of people and communities to engage in food system decision-making on their own terms. This event will reveal who really controls agri-food policy and regulatory decisions and how, exposing…

Farm Practice
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Guy Singh-Watson
Mandy Barber
Tom Hartley

Chair

Carolyn Coxe

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Perennial Veg: Promise and Propagation

Perennial veg has been taking off for years with home gardeners and allotmenteers but, whilst some classic examples, such as artichokes and asparagus, may be produced by commercial veg growers, uptake remains limited. Hear from Riverford founder Guy Singh-Watson on what’s caught his attention about the potential of perennials, expert perennial grower and founder of Incredible Vegetables, Mandy Barber, revealing the diversity of options perennials present, and get a debrief on micropropagation as a possible…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Richie Walsh
Hannah Thorogood
Henrietta Inman
Tom Adams

Chair

Jyoti Fernandes

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Agrobiodiversity for the Survival of our Food System

After almost a century of industrialised agriculture, we’ve found ourselves in a precarious position. We’ve ended up with a food and farming system based on just a few varieties of specialised crops and animals; but with this specialisation comes great risk. Now, in the face of intersecting environmental crises - from global warming to soil degradation and biodiversity loss - we need to (re)build diversity to build resilience. This session will hear from landworkers, food-makers…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Marianne Fisher
Doug Wanstall
Sarah Pullen
Lizzie Dyer
Mark Hunter

Chair

Leticija Petrovic

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Demonstrating Leadership through Local Authorities

This session will explore the vital role local governments play in driving food system change across the UK and examine how local government drives food system change through planning policies and regulations, promoting sustainable agriculture and building opportunities to share knowledge and local buy-in for new technologies. It will also look at how local governments can create opportunities for new routes to market, supporting local food economies and the relevance of food partnerships to support…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Miriam Rose
Esther Stanford-Xosei
Andre Kpodonu

Chair

Naomi Terry

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Land as Reparations and how to get there

The accumulation of land and wealth in Britain was made possible through the colonisation of peoples and lands across the globe; through the profits generated through enslavement; and through the creation of an economic system that was built on exploitation, violence and extraction. Land as reparations to communities who are directly affected by these systems and their fallout is one way repair can be attempted and healing and transformation towards something better made possible. This…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Thin Lei Win
Clare Carlile
Emile Frison

Chair

Hazel Healy

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Agri-spin: How Big Industry Influences Food and Farming Policy

From “climate-neutral beef”, to nature-friendly pesticides, big ag’s powerful PR machine spreads influential narratives – and employs underhand methods – to maintain the polluting status quo. Drawing on examples from the UK, EU and global context, in this panel the investigative journalism outlet DeSmog – and friends – will put corporate tactics under the spotlight. The session will be an insight into the misleading narratives used by big business and will equip ORFC participants to…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Loa Niumeitolu
Jessica Milgroom

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Colonised and Coloniser: Transforming Relationships through Food and Land Stories

Two women will share their families' colonised and colonising experiences with their traditional foods and the traditional foods of Indigenous people on the land they settled. Jessica Milgroom's grandfather grew up as a descendant of settler families from mixed European heritage on Ojibwe reservation land in Northern Minnesota. He was instrumental in commercialising wild rice that Indigenous people in Minnesota held sacred as food and ancestral relatives. Jessica will share how that influences her life's…

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Million Belay

Ferdinand Wafula

Swati Renduchintala

Meerabi Chunduru

Languages

English

Format

Audio

13:00 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Farmer Solidarity Across the Global South: Using Agroecology to Resist Industrial Agriculture

The Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming Programme (APCNF) is a highly successful government-led initiative involving millions of farmers and eight million hectares of land in India. It revolves around nine key agroecological principles, including the use of indigenous seed, cover crops and keeping soil disturbance to a minimum. Probably most importantly it offers a viable alternative to using chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides. In 2020, members of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Iain Tolhurst
Tim Parton

Chair

Harriet Bell

Languages

English

Format

Video

14:00 - 15:30 GMT
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Soil Health At Scale

Applying soil health principles at scale is a challenge, with many farmers looking to stop ploughing but still relying on chemical weed killers and those unwilling to use chemical weed killers still relying on ploughing. We will explore this very complicated subject in an intelligent and positive way with two passionate soil enthusiasts. We will then hear the neutral perspective from the Environment Agency’s soil expert, who witnesses and has to deal with the end…

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