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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.

Workshop

Speakers

Mama D Ujuaje
Sophy Banks
Naomi Millner

Languages

English

14:00 GMT
Friday, 6 January 2023

Soiled: Composting Trauma (Workshop)

We explore, through a sensory workshop, cycles of historical trauma embedded in the soil and reference narratives of global dispossessions harking back to early agricultural practice. Soil is ground to massacres, factory poisons, the site of struggles for survival. It remembers and re-members. Composting is degradation reparation: for soils, for damaged earth and for social fabrics. What makes good compost? Can we re-embody life in ways that can heal damaged ecologies? What is the place…

Farm Practice
Global
Panel Discussion
16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Friday, 6 January 2023

Seaweed Is Already Saving the World

During this session we will dive into the littoral zone to cover algae 101. We will learn about wild algae forests, the evolutionary history of micro-algae, about the algae blooms caused by nitrogen/phosphorus loading of waterways, about algae as a fertiliser, algae carbon speculation and algae-industrialization for biofuels. We will share information on the global supply chains and seaweed workers, and the concerns about how these production methods will fare in a changing climate.  We…

Global
Panel Discussion
16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Friday, 6 January 2023

Dangerous Jobs, Few Protections: The human impacts of animal agriculture

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country, but workers in the US dairy, poultry, and livestock industries lack the basic protections that workers in most every other industry take for granted. A legal exemption prevents the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from monitoring and investigating farms with 10 or fewer workers, which means the vast majority of animal agriculture workers have no protection from dangerous conditions and no recourse…

Oxford
Plenary

Languages

English

Format

Video

16:00 - 17:00 GMT
Friday, 6 January 2023

ORFC 2023 Closing Plenary Live from Oxford

At the end of our time together in Oxford, please join us to reflect on what we have learned and what we will take away from ORFC23. There will be short summaries from leaders in the movement and the obligatory highlights video to ensure that any embarrassing dancing will remain on record forever! We will also be joined by representatives of our global community who have been participating online.

Global
Plenary

Speakers

Karen Nekesa
Morgan Ody
Swati Renduchintala
Tyler Short
Dee Woods
Chris Packham
Javier Carrera
Vicki Hird

Chair

Anita McNaught

Languages

English, Español, Français

Format

Video

17:00 - 17:30 GMT
Friday, 6 January 2023

ORFC 2023 Online Closing Plenary

Join us for the closing plenary of the online conference with speakers from around the world.