The current climate crisis is part and parcel of an economic system based on the exploitation of natural resources and on intensive, industrial, input-intensive farming methods. It is a system that sacrifices environmental balance and ecosystems on the altar of profit at any price for the dominant minorities, namely the transnational economic and financial elites.
However, there are viable solutions to this system, which is leading us straight into a black hole. Promoting agroecology, food sovereignty and peasant farming practices are some of them.
In this conference, organised in French as part of Alternatiba, we will share the contribution of peasant farming practices, based on age-old knowledge, in the fight against the crises affecting our environment, our societies and our food. We will discuss concrete situations where the rights of family farmers are being violated. We will also look at how peasant organisations plan their strategies and their struggles, while discussing possible ways in which different sectors and organisations involved in the field can work together.
Monday 28 August 2023 from 8.15pm to 9.30pm, UNI MAIL, room MR160, Bd du Pont-d’Arve 40, 1205 Geneva