Events
Events

Join in on a Range of Online Workshops with CAWR at the Oxford Real Farming Conference

This year the Oxford Real Farming Conference or ORFC is going online and global with a 7-day programme (7-13 Jan) of talks and workshops from across the world. The event  will give food and farming activists, including producers, researchers, policy-makers and NGOs the chance to come together as a movement …

Shifting European Finance towards Food Systems Tranformation: A Webinar

Biovision Foundation, CIDSE, IPES-Food, AgroecologyNow! at the Center for Agroecology Water and Resilience (CAWR) of Coventry University, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Coalition Contre la Faim, DanChurchAid, are presenting a webinar on  “Shifting European Finance towards Food System Transformation”. The event will take place on the 26th of November, from 2 …

Live-Streamed Seminar: Agroecology Transitions-Transformations for A more Just and Sustainable Food System

What is needed to make the transition transformation for more sustainable and just food systems? In this Seminar, the AgroecologyNow! group at CAWR will present a framework they have developed for understanding and enabling agroecology transitions-transformations. This material is being developed into a book that will be published in the …

ORFC16: Building Bridges

Highlights from the Land Workers’ Alliance at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2016 The Oxford Real Farming Conference is a highlight of the agricultural calendar to farmers, campaigners and activists working for agroecology and Food Sovereignty in the UK. This years conference, January 6th and 7th, was no exception, with …

Opinion: The Paris Agreement – A Disaster for Agroecology

A reflection on COP21 by Lynne Davis The superlatives used to describe the outcomes of the COP21 talks in Paris might convince us that human kind has made some giant leap toward genuine sustainability. Negotiators from 200 countries came together, accepted that climate change is real, that governments need to act …

Putting Agroecology on the Plate in the EU: Joining food providers, the FAO and scientists in the global agroecology movement

“We have built Agroecology through many initiatives and struggles…Policy makers cannot move forward on Agroecology without us… join us in the collective task of collectively constructing Agroecology as part of our popular struggles to build a better world, a world based on mutual respect, social justice, equity, solidarity and harmony …

DARE UK Meeting (2015)

Exploring Farmer-Led Innovations and Research June 29 to July 2nd saw an inspiring group of farmers and researchers from across Europe come together at Monkton Wyld Court, a sustainable education centre for sustainable living located in Dorset, in the southwestern part of England. This was the forth and final gathering in a …

Launch of Agroecology for Food Sovereignty Project – St. Ulrich Workshop

On March 25-27, we met in St. Ulrich, Germany to launch the project: “Agroecology for Food Sovereignty.” Project partners including GRAIN, the European Coordination of La Via Campesina, the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Agronauten, BEDE, FIRAB and the Landworkers’ Alliance met for an initial planning and methodological workshop. This productive …

DARE Swiss Meeting (2015)

Grass-roots research and innovation in urban agriculture Partners met for the third time on a frosty week between February 1-5, 2015 in Switzerland at a DARE gathering hosted by the Federation of Local Contract Farming in Western Switzerland (FRACP). The FRACP brings together close to thirty Local Contract Farming networks (in English known as …

Democratising Agricultural Research Europe

Project Description Democratizing Agriculture Research in Europe, or D.A.R.E., is a European Union funded Grundtvig project that aims to foster face-to-face exchange of experiences, practices, methodologies and co-operation between agricultural producers, researchers and food activists to increase awareness on the cultural, social and economic dimensions of European agro-environmental initiatives. DARE …

DARE France Meeting (2014)

Co-research in participatory plant breeding and innovations in developing agricultural biodiversity In the summer of 2014 (July 6-8) DARE partners met for the second time in Montpellier, France at a gathering hosted by Biodiversité, Échanges et Diffusion d’Expériences (BEDE), a French international solidarity organization. Collaborative research projects on participatory plant breeding and co-innovation …

DARE Rome Meeting (2013)

Exploring the concepts of participatory research and  innovation and the global governance of agricultural research The Italian Research Foundation on Organic and Biodynamic Farming (FIRAB) launched the DARE project by hosting the first gathering in Rome between February 1-3, 2014. The delegations composed of farmers and researchers arriving from Italy, France, …