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IN TIMES OF FOOD CRISIS:
WHAT DOES RESILIENCE LOOK LIKE?
August 2, 2022
Even in the midst of a global food crisis, peasant and Indigenous communities have created food systems that are resilient to shocks, support agricultural/ecosystemic biodiversity, sequester carbon, and nourish people. In this press forum, speakers will share stories demonstrating resilience in times of crisis — local, regional, and national food sovereignty models that feed the many, forest gardens that regenerate the land, and more. Register here.
About the Peasant and Indigenous Press Form program: The most pressing issues of our time (climate crisis, hunger, inequality) are all deeply interconnected through food and land. While Indigenous and peasant communities feed the majority of the world and sustain 80% of the world’s biodiversity — their voices are underrepresented in dominant narratives and solutions. They hold the wisdom of how to relate to land and grow food in ways that address hunger, protect culture, guarantee livelihoods, and sustain biodiversity. But due to structural marginalization and lack of access to these communities, their stories often go unheard.
The Peasant and Indigenous Press Forum is an opportunity for peasant and Indigenous communities at the forefront of food and land issues to share their stories with the media. Each forum is 1-1.5 hours, focusing on a specific theme, with an additional moderated Q&A. In these forums, journalists have the opportunity to connect directly with speakers and engage in intersectional storytelling, with potential widespread local and global impact.
Media and speaking groups must register prior to the event to be able to attend.
Registration is on a rolling basis.
Those approved will receive the full program registration prior to the event. Media representatives will also receive contacts for all speakers in order to coordinate further in-depth interviews outside of the event.
Peasant and Indigenous communities fighting for their rights to land and justice face ever-growing threats to their livelihoods and lives. Their safety is vital. We ask for media representatives to honor the needs of the participants.
For more information, please contact [email protected].
The Peasant and Indigenous Press Forum is organized and steered by representatives from A Growing Culture, Mongabay, the Media Council of Kenya, The East African, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (The Peasant Movement of the Philippines, KMP), Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA).