Climate Solutions: The Food Programme
The food system is responsible for around 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Moving to a system of small-scale climate-friendly farming (“agroecology”) would drastically reduce these emissions and provide numerous co-benefits into the bargain. Recognising the right of local communities to determine how their food is produced (“food sovereignty”) would protect those already farming in this way against the destructive forces of large-scale agriculture. Your guides for this week’s programme are:
- Vicki Hird, acting policy director with Sustain – The Alliance for Better Food and Farming
- Colin Tudge, author of Good Food for Everyone Forever: A people’s takeover of the world’s food supply and co-founder of the Campaign for Real Farming
- Dr Ian Fitzpatrick, author of of Global Justice Now!’s new report From the Roots Up : how agroecology can feed Africa and
- Humphrey Lloyd of Land Workers’ Alliance and Edible Futures.
Notes and references: to follow shortly.
Leave a Comment