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The Open Food Network (OFN) is a global community of people who are passionate about supporting communities to build short food supply chains and resilient food systems that address the needs of all beings. One of the services provided by this community is a platform co-op providing an open source IT infrastructure enabling new, ethical supply chains.
OFN has been deployed In 19 countries by networks of farmers, growers and community food enterprises. OFN supports the growth of the Network globally and since COVID has seen a rapid uptake around the world – particularly in the global South. Ultimately we would like OFN to be available to farmers and growers in every country.
We will hear from people in five countries about how OFN is revolutionising food systems in their country using this open source software collectively owned and developed by the people who use it. Participants from any country will be encouraged to ask questions and explore the possibility of using this open source system for their food producers to build their own food systems that not only give control back to the farmers and the eaters but build resilient, fair and sustainable food systems for future generations.