The FAF #5 will be happening throughout two weekends this year. It will start with a first part in Amsterdam during the first weekend of June (2-4 June). The second session will be in Utrecht during the following weekend (11& 12 June) and then followed by Wageningen (13& 14 June). The Festival activities will be partly online and partly offline.
This year we want to focus on:
🌻 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 aiming for 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.
Program? The exact program will be shared in the upcoming weeks.
The Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) Amsterdam is a festival organised around the months of May/June. During this weekend people involved in food autonomy present and celebrate alternatives and resistance to the state and corporate-controlled industrial food system.
The first two editions took place Bajesdorp in Amsterdam and were one day events with food, talks and music. The third was a three day action camp which took place in support of the the Behoud Lutkemeer campaign. The fourth was a Homemade edition with an online webinar due to the corona crisis and a ‘real-life’ seed-bombing action at the Lutkemeerpolder.
We will be continuing this festival for the upcoming years. If you’d like to get involved just get in touch!