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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.

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Jess Clynewood

Clare Horrell

Suzy Russell

Chair

Jade Bashford

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

11:00 GMT
05/01/2023

What is the Role of Community Food Businesses in Delivering Social Impact and Social Change?

This session brings together community enterprises representing a variety of views about and experience of the part that social impact plays in their mission.

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Rob Booth

Ollie Zhang

Kai Heron

Oli Rodker

Chair

Frances Northrop

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

11:00 GMT
05/01/2023

Commoning Food Systems Through Alternative Forms of Ownership

The UK’s industrial food system is buckling under a series of converging and mutually reinforcing crises: the cost of energy, the cost of off-farm inputs, the inaccessibility of land for new growers and the system’s tendency to pollute and deteriorate the ecosystems it relies on. This panel suggests that alternative forms of ownership could hold the key to a more just and ecologically regenerative food system.

Oxford
Workshop

Speakers

Hatty Richards

Holly Tomlinson

Rhian Williams

Languages

English

Format

Audio

11:00 GMT
05/01/23

Overcoming Barriers to New Entrants (Workshop)

In the UK, many of the landworkers within our movement are new entrants: people who haven’t been born into farming families, or who are new to agroecology. If you’re a new entrant of any age and involved in any kind of land work, join us for this session where we will share our experiences and inspiration as landworkers.

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Spencer Christy

Eleanor Gallia

Patrick MacManaway

Flora Stubbs

Mandave Singh

Chair

Gabriel Kaye

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

11:00 GMT
05/01/23

Contemporary Spirituality and Mental Health: Recognising our own path in relation to nature and the land

In this session, biodynamic farmers and land workers will share how an openness to spirituality connects them to land, people and nature, and underpins their practical farm work, as well as how it affects their own mental and physical wellbeing.

Oxford
Workshop

Speakers

Samson Hart

Sara Moon

Languages

English

Format

Audio

11:00 GMT
05/01/23

Building a Jewish Land and Food Justice Movement in the UK

How to cultivate Jewish identity and community rooted in ‘radical diasporism’? How to mobilise the Jewish community to act on food and land justice issues? How to link in to the wider land justice movement whilst articulating a specific Jewish experience in relationship with land? This session will share the work of Miknaf Ha'aretz in building a radical, diasporist, Jewish food and land justice movement in the UK, offering Jewish identifying folks more access points…

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Kavya Chowdhry
Barbara Ntambirweki

Chair

Verónica Villa

Languages

English, Español

Format

Video

12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 5 January 2023

“Precision” Farming: Digitalised nirvana or corporate-controlled nightmare?

Evoking past colonial practices, corporations are now using digital tools to entrench industrialised farming methods into the practices of small-scale farming and fishing communities. Current trends in digitalisation thus threaten biodiversity, the wider environment and human health. So far, few have challenged the tech industry’s hype about this ‘fourth industrial revolution’. This session will outline the issues, based on ETC’s recently-published report Food Barons, explore how we can assess the pros and cons of digital…

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Merlin Sheldrake
Doug Bierend

Languages

English

Format

Video

12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 5 January 2023

Mycelium’s Moment: Understanding the growing fascination with fungi

Most fungi live out of sight, yet they're all around us, and make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all life on Earth. The more we learn about them, the more fascinating fungi become. In this conversation, Doug Bierend and Merlin Sheldrake will discuss some of the ways these extraordinary beings – and our relationships with them – change our understanding of the world in which we live.

Cultural Event
Oxford

Languages

Deutsch, English

12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 5 January 2023

FILM SCREENING: Nicholas Supiot and the Alchemy of Baking

Twenty-five years ago, Nicolas left Paris for a village in Brittany, where he decided to make bread. The wheat comes from his own farm, where grains, peas and beans grow side by side. The baker works with coarse salt and fleur de sel from Bourgneuf-sur-Retz sent to him by a friend. Directed by Eileen Byrne, Germany, 2022.

Keynote
Oxford

Speakers

Dave Goulson

Chair

Vicki Hird

Languages

English

Format

Video

12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Thursday, 5 January 2023

Averting the Insect Apocalypse with Dave Goulson and Vicki Hird

Just how much trouble are the invertebrates in; why does this matter; and what can we do about it? In this session we will be exploring these questions with Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, who is one of the leading scientists studying the ecology, behaviour and conservation of bumblebees and a supporter of citizen science where the public can actively support scientists via observations. He is also a brilliant and…