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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

George Chanarin

Ruth Segal

George Young

Nikki Yoxall

Chair

Gareth Morgan

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
05/01/2023

What’s Stopping the Transition to More Localised Agroecological Farming Systems?

The ORFC is full of great initiatives demonstrating agroecology and nature-friendly farming in action. But at a national and global level, progress is still too slow and we need to understand why.

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Pete Russell

Jennifer Hunter

Robert Fraser

Marc Jones

Chair

Tessa Etkin-Silver

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
05/01/2023

Funding Regeneration: How unconventional financing models can support food and farming businesses

Join us in a conversation with three entrepreneurs working in food and farming and two funders exploring alternative financing models.

Oxford
Workshop

Speakers

Rachel Sweeney

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
05/01/2023

Unearthing: Developing social permaculture philosophy and principles through shared movement practice (Workshop)

This workshop explores practical and embodied tools to explore social permaculture principles, reflecting on transitions, interconnections and empathy concepts in community practices, centred on progressive learning and co-development.

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Sharon Blackie

Rupert Callender

Sam Lee

Jackie Singer

Chair

Andy Letcher

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
05/01/23

Folklore, Custom, and Ritual

Many people are interested in deepening or enriching their own connection to land, place and the nonhuman as part of a wider rejection of extractivist, capitalist modes of being in the world. They seek more traditional forms of knowledge, which might involve some elements of ritual or ceremony. But how can this be achieved without appropriating yet again from other cultures?

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Danielle Semple

Jed Soleiman

Felicity Jones

Hermione Beckitt

Paige Hunt

Chair

Becky Grove

Languages

English

Format

PDF

14:00 GMT
05/01/23

The Emergent Generation: Building an agroecological future

The Emergent Generation is a new ecosystem of young regenerative thinkers and agroecological champions. It is facilitated by the FarmED team. In this session you will hear about our process of co-design, and the diverse range of outcomes, inspiring successes and lessons learnt from our three-day launch event held in September 2022.

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Jackie Pearce-Dickens

Miche Fabre Lewin

Eleanor Gallia

Flora Gathorne-Hardy

Chair

Julia Wright

Languages

English

Format

Audio, PDF

14:00 GMT
05/01/23

Intuitive Farming and Other Natural Ways of Knowing

On the one hand the agroecological farming movement petitions for transformation in the food and farming sector. Yet on the other hand, there is the sense that this can happen whilst we retain our familiar western mindsets and beliefs, our ways of knowing, feeling and communicating. Can we really have outer transformation without a parallel inner one?

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Josina Calliste

Cel Robertson

Flavian Obiero

Naomi Terry

Chair

Dora Taylor

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
05/01/23

Jumping Fences Report: Land justice, food justice, and racial justice in British farming

Jumping Fences is a collaboration between the Ecological Land Cooperative, Land in Our Names and the Landworkers’ Alliance which seeks to understand and address the barriers to access to land for Black people and people of colour(BPOC) in agroecological farming in Britain. The research was published in December 2022, and this session is an opportunity to hear the findings from the project, and join a Q&A with a panel of farmers, researchers and activists ideating…

Oxford
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Chantal Wei-Ying Clément

Pete Ritchie

Languages

English

Format

Audio

14:00 GMT
05/01/23

What’s at Steak? The role of livestock & alternative proteins to build sustainable food systems & sustainable diets in the UK

With the climate crisis and threats to food security and human health increasing by the day, meat and alternative proteins are now firmly in the spotlight. In the UK, policy change and increasing investments affecting livestock and plant-based alternatives are imminent, from support for a protein transition and regenerative livestock management, the commercialisation of lab-grown meat, to improvements to animal welfare legislation.

Global
Panel Discussion

Speakers

Chathu Sewwandi
Marcia Ishii
Cecilia Elizondo

Chair

Jayakumar Chelaton

Languages

English, Español

16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Thursday, 5 January 2023

From Sri Lanka to Mexico: Government failures and grassroots solutions to advancing agroecological policy

In this session, experts and activists promoting agroecology will share their experiences in advocating for public policies and initiatives that support these transitions from pesticide dependence to agroecology and initiatives that offer the opportunity to transform our food systems.