As farmers and eaters grapple with supply chain disruption throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the future of food security in a changing climate, the call to transition away from industrialised food and agricultural production has never been louder. So, how do we make the case for building localised food systems based on agrecology and food sovereignty principles? Our upcoming Solidarity Session #20 – A Small Farm Future with Chris Smaje, will address this question and more.
As a social scientist and small-scale farmer based in the UK, Chris Smaje has long been an advocate for fairer food systems. His book, A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth, “analyses the complex forces that make societal change inevitable; explains how low-carbon, locally self-reliant, agrarian communities can empower us to successfully confront these changes head on; and explores the pathways for delivering this vision politically.”
Join us for this Solidarity Session, where Chris will share insights from his book in a discussion moderated by AFSA President, Tammi Jonas. The discussion will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A session from the audience.
This event is open to anyone who is interested in building localised food systems and economies, including:
- Eaters, allies and the wider community
- Food researchers, academics and students
This event will be held online, so to ensure you don’t miss out, please take note of when it will take place in your region:
Date: Wednesday 23rd March, 2022
- 7.00-8.00pm AEDT (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart)
- 6.30-7.30pm ACDT (Adelaide)
- 6.00-7.00pm AEST (Brisbane)
- 5.30-6.30pm ACST (Darwin)
- 4.00-5.00pm AWST (Perth)