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Panel Discussion
13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Monday, 11 January

Great Grains: Revival of Heritage Grains Around the World

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13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Monday, 11 January

Great Grains: Revival of Heritage Grains Around the World

Communities globally are facing unprecedented strain from climate collapse, soil degradation and commercial pressures. However, a return to older varieties of crops vital to the health and wellbeing of growers and their communities has presented a promising and enriching path forward. Drawing from grassroots experiences around the world from farmers in South Africa, China, and Wales this session explores the opportunities our heritage grains present to us to reconnect with more resilient, diverse crops and vibrant traditions through a discussion of millet, rice, and oats and the people who grow them. Although climates, conditions, and situations may differ, the growers offer universal advice on reviving connections to these life-giving grains and aim to inspire similar action in other communities.

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