Festival of Food Sovereignty 14 April 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 14:30

The TEN research team is hosting a workshop on 'Growing food, building sovereignty: Smallholder food producers in Africa' as part of Maynooth University 2018 Festival of Food Sovereignty on Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 12.00-13.00 in Theatre 1, Arts Building. Maynooth University.

This facilitated conversation will draw on the findings of the TEN Hunger project funded by Irish Aid and the HEA, exploring the forces that determine what food is produced and the impacts of these decisions on the lives of the food producers.

Food sovereignty is a live issue in Ireland. A growing number of people are familiar with and support food cooperatives, community supported agriculture schemes, social farming, seed saving, beekeeping, and more.  

The Festival of Food Sovereignty aims to bring together practitioners and the general public to celebrate and explore the possibilities of constructing food sovereignty in Ireland. There will be talks, conversations, workshops, music, art, activities for kids, and food.

Invited attendees include practitioners and activists from European Coordination Via Campesina; Trocaire; Afri; Food Sovereignty Ireland; Dublin Food Co-Op; Irish Seed Savers; Cultivate; Community Supported Agriculture, Ireland; ShamrockSpring; and the Edible Landscape Project, Westport. Other participants include Jun Borras, Anja Murray, Rebecca Sandover, Eamon Slater, Patricia Kettle, Luci Gorell Barnes, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Niamh McDonnell, Katherine Waugh, and Anne-Marie Culhane and Ruth Levene.   

The event is curated by Maynooth University staff and students from the departments of Adult Education, Anthropology, Education, Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, International Development, Geography, and Sociology. 


Attendance is open to the public.
For further information on this event, please consult details: here