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ORFC Global 2021

Full Programme

This seven-day programme offers over 150 sessions that have been programmed with partners and farming communities from across six continents.  It includes a mix of talks, panel discussions, workshops and cultural events on everything from farm practice to climate justice to indigenous knowledge. Please take some time to explore!

Please note that although workshops are free to all registered delegates, separate, advance registration is required for all workshops, and spaces are limited. Workshop registration opened to all registered delegates from Tuesday, 29 December 2020 and was sent via email. Register early to avoid disappointment!

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Please note the times in the online programme below should display in your local time zone.

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Callum Weir

Martin Lines

George Young

Nick Padwick

Chair

Liz Bowles

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

12:00 GMT
Thursday, 9 January 2020

The Circular Farm

A circular economy aims to create a closed-loop system by turning waste into resources. When this theory is applied to agriculture, what does a circular farm look like?

This session, facilitated by partners of the FABulous Farmers project, will be based on informal, but practical knowledge exchange between farmers on the success and challenges they have faced in implementing sustainable farming activities such as agroforestry, cover cropping, minimum tillage and input reduction. Innovative farmers such…

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Leah Penniman

Jyoti Fernandes

Chair

Dee Butterly

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

14:30 GMT
Thursday, 9 January 2020

Agroecology Schools and Training for Climate Resilience

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Pierre Marie Aubert

Sue Pritchard

Michelle Cain

Beccy Speight

Chair

Jo Lewis

Languages

English

Format

Audio

10:30 GMT
Thursday, 9 January 2020

Ten Years to Agroecology

How can farming adapt to address climate change? Where does nature fit in? What is the role of diets? The ‘Ten Years for Agroecology in Europe’ report models a future where farming in Europe can respond to climate change, phase out fertilisers and pesticides, and stop imported deforestation, whilst providing a sufficient and healthy diet for a growing population. This session will propose how a ten-year transition to agroecology is possible in the UK, exploring…

Workshop

Languages

English

Panel Discussion

Speakers

David Kennedy

Ellie Brodie

Patrick Barker

Jyoti Fernandes

Adrian Steele

Chair

Vicki Hird

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:30 GMT
Thursday, 9 January 2020

Environmental Land Management Schemes: State of Play

The new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) which will replace the EU CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) in England has been in development since mid-2018. This session with DEFRA, farmers and experts will help participants to get up-to-speed and to feed back on the latest details like expected outcomes, payments, current tests and trials; and explore how ELMS links to other key developing areas of policy, like regulation. Participants can share suggestions and concerns in a…