The Second Voedsel Anders Conference

12 February 2016 - Event

Farmers, fishermen, citizens, scientists and grassroots organisations will converge again to take further steps towards contemporary, sustainable and fair food production and consumption, with new relationships between food producers and (urban) citizens.

Date
12 February 2016 to 13 February 2016
Location
Wageningen University

Would you like to learn about, experience and discuss new and viable food and agriculture practices and policy? Would you like to help build bridges and contribute to a more sustainable and fair system? Would you like to meet sustainable (young) farmers and fishermen, and be inspired by innovative examples from the Netherlands and abroad? Then be sure to visit this conference! Read the full announcement


We promise great speakers from home and abroad, such as Irene Cardoso (Chair of the Brazilian Agroecology Association, Professor of Soil Science at the Federal University of Vicosa), Jyoti Fernandes (farmer and member of La Via Campesina Europe), Sieta Keimpema (Dutch Dairymen Board), Jonathan Karpathios (Greek- Dutch chef, food blogger and gardener), and Jan Douwe van der Ploeg (Professor Rural Sociology, University of Wageningen).

There will also be around 60 workshops related to agroecology, soils, permaculture, short chains, regional food systems, urban farming, land rights, access to land, seeds, trade agreements, agriculture and food policy. On Saturday the conference will be combined with Reclaim the Seeds and there is also a special kids’ programme.

The conference will be accessible to non-Dutch speakers as keynotes will be (interpreted) in English and in every round certain workshops will be held in English.

The information below was updated on 07-12-2015. Check for the most updated version here

Preliminary programme

Register for the conference (reduced prices for students and people on low income)

Would you like to volunteer at the conference? Get more info on how to register as a volunteer

The conference is supported by: Action Aid, A SEED, Boerengroep, Both ENDS, Brabantse Milieufederatie, Cityplot, Centrum voor Landbouw en Milieu, Down2Earth, ELPG, FIAN-NL, Greenpeace, Hivos, ILEIA, Land&Co, Louis Bolk Instituut, Milieudefensie, Nederlandse Akkerbouw Vakbond, Nederlandse Melkveehouders Vakbond, NetVisWerk, OtherWise, Platform ABC, Rich Forests, RUAF, supermacht.nl, Toekomstboeren, Transnational Institute, Velt, Vereniging voor biologisch-dynamische landbouw en voeding, Wervel, and the chairgroups Rural Sociology and Farming Systems Ecology of Wageningen University.