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2010 - 2024

ORFC Archives

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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

Patrick MacManaway
Bríd Walsh
Richard Gantlett
Adam Brocklehurst

Chair

Rachel Fleming

Languages

English

Format

Video

09:00 - 10:30 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

The Common Wild Tongue: Conversations with the Land

If the land had a voice, what would it be asking us to do? Is it possible that we could be working in a more reciprocal and mutually beneficial way? In this session we bring together those who work on the land at a subtle level - those who act as intermediaries between that which is seen and that which is unseen, those who can converse directly with the flows and cycles and spirits of…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Lord Deben
Kyle Lischak
Chris Smaje

Chair

Rosie Boycott

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

The role of Agroecological Farming in the Transition to Net Zero

This discussion will examine how to unlock the potential of agroecological farming in the transition to net zero and overcome existing barriers with respect to the scaling up of low-carbon farming methods (in the UK). Bringing distinct perspectives and experience, the expert panel will weave through topics such as improving the provision of and access to local food through mobilising communities, strengthening the law to support the agroecological transition and priorities for delivering on the…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Carol Adams
Eric Ngang
Josephine Marchandise

Chair

Hugh Blogg

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Growing Without Borders: Launching a Asian-Afro Carribean Crops Network

Building on an existing collaboration between Food For Life, My Food Community and Back to Our Roots, Growing and Sharing Without Borders is a project in partnership with Kushinga Community Garden about growing Afro-Caribbean veg in gardens. Launched in March 2023 the project aims to skill up people in the community interested in growing any veg but with an interest in Asian-Afro-Caribbean crops. The project includes all types of growing conditions from window sills to…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Jyoti Fernandes
Morgan Ody
Anders Behrend
Chukki Nanjundaswamy

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Building a Global Peasants Movement: 10 Years of LWA and 30 Years of LVC

As food and agriculture became globalised, peasant organisations from the Global North and South came together and founded the global peasants’ movement, La Via Campesina (LVC), in 1993. La Via Campesina is now over 30 years old, unifies over 200 million peasants around the globe and comprises of over 180 member organisations. It continues amplifying the voices of peasants worldwide, fostering solidarity among diverse communities, inspiring hope and advocating for just and inclusive food systems.…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Alex Mackaness
Kate Hughes
Liz Bowles
Lydia Collas

Chair

Brendan Costelloe

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Capturing Carbon: Joining the Dots Between Policy and Practice

The Climate Change Committee has been clear that carbon dioxide removal will be key to reaching net zero. The way we approach this will have significant implications for our society – including for farmers, who are fundamentally important in helping achieve our climate targets. The challenge for farmers in this very busy space is to understand enough about the different greenhouse gas removal mechanisms available to ensure that they make the right decisions for their…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Donald MacSween
Pàdruig Morrison
Cheryl McIntyre
Rhoda Meek

Chair

Theona Morrison

Languages

English

Format

Video

11:00 - 12:30 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Crofting: A Traditional, Low Intensive Model of Food Production for the Future

A model of low-intensive agriculture, sustainable, biodiverse, pluralistic: Has it, does it and can it feed islanders in the future? What can be drawn from crofting which could be applied wherever people have a corner of land. In this session you will hear from young crofters turning the tide by bringing crofting back to productivity in a contemporary context, drawing from the past and creating a good fit for the future. How does crofting sit…

Cultural Event

Speakers

Sam Lee and friends

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Songdreaming: Awakening our Companionship with the Land through Song

How does the trove of ancient songs from this land and beyond, as well as new songs emerging in the creative field work to restore the health and prosperity of our land? How is song working as a powerful tool to build resilience within the growing community and affirm a responsibility to the land amongst the agroecological communities. What can we learn from old folk songs and their implicit messages and wisdom about how we…

Keynote

Speakers

Johnnie Balfour

Chair

Kate Bradshaw

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

Farm Deep Dive with Johnnie Balfour

In this second lunchtime deep dive session, we will hear from Johnnie Balfour, Managing Partner at Balbirnie Home Farms in Fife. Johnnie and team farm 1,300ha of mixed cropping (on a seven year rotation) and grassland. The farm produces combinable crops as well as vegetables and meat from their herd of 200 suckler cows. The farm has been an AHDB Strategic Cereal Farm host for Scotland, which has allowed them to baseline a number of…

Keynote

Speakers

Ella Sturley

Chair

Sophie Quist

Languages

English

Format

Video

13:00 - 13:45 GMT
Friday, 5 January 2024

‘Sea Sovereignty’ in Action with Câr y Môr

Landworkers’ Alliance members Câr y Môr are Wales’s first community-owned regenerative ocean farm. Off the coast of Pembrokeshire in South Wales they farm shellfish and seaweed, and use regenerative farming techniques to build biodiversity in their marine farming system. Their community-ownership model means they are deeply integrated with the local community, and provide dignified jobs and opportunities for local people. In this session, we will hear from Câr y Môr about their important and pioneering…

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