During the first two weekends of June we will host the 5th edition of the Food Autonomy Festival (FAF). Once again we will take the opportunity to come together and share knowledge around resistance to state- and corporate-controlled agriculture. Because we also want to keep each other safe we have chosen for a mixed format of in person and zoom/livestream events, as well as decentralizing and having the event in 3 cities throughout the Netherlands.
Let’s dive more into agricultural, social and climate justice with workshops, talks, actions and many more interesting activities.
? Decolonizing food systems
This year we will focus on decolonization of oppressive food systems, by talking about practices like land-grabbing, monocultures, GMOs, commodification of food, industrial agriculture, animal farming and modern slavery as well as the revolutions and resistance that has been led by the Native, indigenous people, people of color, and women, to regenerate our relationship with food and ecosystems.
? Regenerative agriculture through practices
We will get our hands dirty in the practical workshops to learn about regenerative agriculture and educate ourselves about urban-rural farming connections, soil regeneration, agricultural justice, and any other farming practices aimed at dismantling the industrial agricultural system.
? Roots and fruits of resistance
We will also have a look in the ways of raising voices and taking actions that have been used in the past and we will dream about what would be possible in the future to resist, build and care for our communities.
When & Where?
It will start with a first part in Amsterdam during the first weekend of June. The second and third session will be in Utrecht and in Wageningen during the following weekend.
4th June – Opening of the FAF #5 (online)
5th June – Farming Day and workshops in Amsterdam. The location will be confirmed in the near future.
6th June – Workshops online and offline in Amsterdam
11th June – Afternoon & Evening Activities in Utrecht
12th June – Full Day of Talks & Workshops in Utrecht
13th June – Workshops & Talks in Wageningen
14th June – Surprise Activities in Wageningen
The exact program will be shared in the upcoming weeks.
Stay tuned for more updates! We will love to see you there ?
If you’d like to help organizing the event, send an email to info[at]aseed.net – together we go further!