Join us for a Solidarity Session that explores the intrinsic infrastructure of agroecology that empowers small-scale food producers – in this session, abattoirs!

 What do small-scale farmers in Australia need to orient themselves towards an agroecology? Access to vital infrastructure such as micro and mobile abattoirs, processing and distribution facilities has emerged as one of the pivotal answers to this question in AFSA’s updated Peoples’ Food Plan. 

Join us for a Solidarity Session led by AFSA President Tammi Jonas, who has just submitted a PhD in Agriculture and Environment at the University of Western Australia, who will delve into the intrinsic infrastructure of agroecology. Tammi is a small-scale pig farmer living and working on Dja Dja Wurrung Country, and has explored this topic in-depth through her research and lived experience as she works to set up a micro abattoir on her property at Jonai Farms. During this session, Tammi will offer a brief introduction on:

  • What we mean by the intrinsic infrastructure of agroecology
  • The role of small-scale food producers in advocating for critical infrastructure in the face of abattoir closures across the country
  • The potential of the state in supporting small-scale food producers
  • The process of working with government and in spite of lifestyler neighbours on the establishment of a micro-abattoir at Jonai Farms

Following this brief introduction, we will open up the floor to hear from other agroecology-oriented farmers and food producers who are keen to harness full autonomy over their value chain. Come ready with stories and questions!

Event details:

  • Date: Wednesday 10 April 
  • Time: 6.30-7.30pm (AEST)
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Cost: Free 

As always, this session is open to anyone and everyone interested in food sovereignty and agroecology. However, small-scale farmers and food producers who have been impacted by recent disruptions to their business due to abattoir and processing facility closures might be most interested!

For anyone interested in this event, please share this invitation widely with your networks. 

If you have any questions about this Solidarity Session please email us ( 


Published On: 28 March, 2024Categories: Agroecology, Events, NewsTags: , , ,