Food Autonomy Festival #8: Growing resilient roots in common ground.

Let’s come together to build resilience in the food justice movement!

The 8th edition of the Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) will take place in Amsterdam in June 2024! For three days we will gather to address the political struggles related to food and agriculture and strengthen our resistance to the corporate-controlled industrial food system!

We want to create an open and accessible space for collectives, organizations, farmers, activists, artists, (young) academics, and anyone fighting for social and ecological justice. The FAF will be a space to share ideas, perspectives, knowledge and skills related to food, agriculture and social justice, and a moment to create new relationships and strengthen existing ones. Resistance requires imaging food futures outside the corporate-controlled industrial food system. At the FAF, we will celebrate existing alternatives and explore new ways of practicing food autonomy.

This year, as people across the world are fighting for their right to live, work and grow on their lands, for their liberation from oppressive and colonial entities, we find it particularly important to highlight the political nature of food and agriculture. Who has access to (growing) food? Who has the power to decide who can grow what and where? Who is profiting from the agrochemical dependence? The FAF will be a space to share and learn from each others struggles for autonomy as well as the struggles we face within our movements. A site of resistance, solidarity, and autonomy, where we challenge racism, sexism, coloniality, and oppression in all its forms.

Therefore, on the 21st-23rd of June, we will come together at ADM Noord / Het Groene Veld to explore three intersecting themes: social justice in food systems, fighting agrochemicals and corporate control, and food autonomy in practice, through open discussions, workshops, hands-on farming activities and cultural events.

When: 21, 22 & 23 June 2024
Where: Het Groene Veld / ADM Noord (Amsterdam)
Address: Buikslotermeerdijk 95, 1027 GE, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Do you want to participate at the Festival by giving a workshop or volunteering? We would love to hear from you at june@aseed.net!

More information coming soon here!

[The amazing poster is made by our good friend Lava, check out her work here!]