[WSMDiscuss] Food in Times of Crisis today at CEST 18 https://www.facebook.com/events/1538504773189395

Tord Björk tord.bjork at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 15:29:06 CEST 2022

Please disseminate participate in this Facebook hybrid event

WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL 2022 CEST 18:00-20:00

In English CEST 18:00-19:00. in Swedish 19:00-200
Food in Times of Crisis
ABF Stockholm


How can we make sure that people get food – especially in times of crisis?
The current global food system depends heavily on fossil fuels, fertilizers
and a handful of crops, much of which comes from Russia and Ukraine. The
Russian war against Ukraine and the subsequent Western sanctions against
Russia have already caused a spike in food prices and many warn that this
is just the beginning of a serious global food crisis. The UN already
reports substantial cuts in their food programs for starving people, eg in
Yemen and the Horn of Africa. This, together with the climate crisis, has
sparked an interest also in the West for food both in terms of how to be
prepared for a crisis and for the risks of globalization of the food
market, agriculture industry and supply chains.
Food has been an issue addressed strongly by peoples movement both in terms
of the need to protect the right and possibility of each nation to sustain
their own population with their basic needs called food sovereignty and as
essential for civil contingency in case of crisis or war. Internationally
the food sovereignty movement was born at a meeting in Mali 2007. It has
been followed by many regional and national networks promoting cooperation
for strengthening agroecology and ways of raising the level of more
resilient food self-sufficiency. It has been promoted by the international
peasant organization Via Campesina and other peoples movement like Friends
of the Earth. When the corona crisis hit the world food sovereignty became
an important issue for very many international movements.
To address the food issue, Stockholm+50 Peoples Forum organizes a pre-June
session on the 13 of April at 18:00 Stockholm time, CEST summer time.
(17:00 London time and 16:00 UTC). The hybrid meeting will be in two parts,
the first in English on Food Sovereignty and the world order, the second in
Swedish stating that without farmers there is no civil contingency. It is
held in conjuction with the International farmers struggle Day 17 April.

Program for the hybrid meeting taking place at ABF house, Sveavägen 41,
Stockholm and online:
CEST 18:00-18:50
Food Sovereignty and the world order
- Pat Mooney, founder of the ETC group, Canada
- Maximiliam Isendahl, farmer and forest owner, NOrdBruk/Via Campesina
Introduction by the speakers and a dialogue with the audience at ABF and
via Zoom.
CEST 18:50-19:00
Hommage to Torgny Östling, the former chair of NOrdBruk who died last year
while working in is forest
CEST 19:00-19:50
Utan bönder ingen civil beredskap (Without farmers there is no civil
- Eva Jonsson, NOrdBruk
- Ellie Cijvat, aktiv i SOL nätverket (Stad och land) och sammankallande i
Jordens Vänners bonde och urfolksutskott
(active in the Town and countryside network, coordinator of the farmer and
indigenous committee of Friends of the Earth Sweden)
Eva Jonsson introducerar ämnet på plats i ABF huset i dialog med
moderatorerna och publiken. Ellie Cijvat rapporterar från SOL nätverkets
turné från Torfolks gård i Värmland.
CEST 19:50-
Slutspurt for namninsamlingen Utan bönder ingen civil beredskap (Finalizing
the petition campaign Without farmers there is no civil contingency)
Onlinemötet slutar kl 20:00, tid för fortsatta diskussioner på ABF huset.
(The online meeting ends at 20:00, time for continued discussions at the
ABF house)
Annika Lillemets, Afrikagruppern
Tord Björk, Stockholm+50 Folkets forum
Jorunn Hellman, Jordens Vänner

Meeting ID: 820 8465 8502
Passcode: 630217

Tord Björk

email: tord.bjork at gmail.com, skype: tordbjork, tel: +46 (0)722 15 16 90
address: Kyrkängsbacken 8, 14135 Huddinge, Sweden
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