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Thursday, July 6 • 16:20 - 17:30
Food sovereignty: the rise of a new food culture

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In a world of globalised industry, many States’ policies are increasingly dictated by private sector interests and agri-food corporations. In response, both cities and civil society are taking action to get back the control of their food system, and decide how food is produced and distributed. For cities it means for example building a green bell or enforcing local procurement for public canteens. But beyond territorial marketing, how can cities build local food policies that are really controlled by local inhabitants, and ensure food security, food justice and health? At a civil society level, people also take action, first by consuming differently, buying local, organic, fair trade. But beyond consumption, more and more people are getting involved in production or distribution activities : community gardens, food cooperatives, buying groups, urban farms. The DIY culture is penetrating the food sector, paving the way for the emergence of a new food culture. The panel discussion will explore the interplay between food policies and citizen initiatives in their ability to bring about food sovereignty and ensure the resilience of the food system.

***Faire de la souveraineté alimentaire plus qu'un concept de marketing régional*** 

Dans un monde d'industrie mondialisée, les politiques de nombreux États sont de plus en plus dictées par les intérêts du secteur privé et les entreprises agroalimentaires. En réponse, les villes et la société civile prennent des mesures pour rétablir le contrôle de leur système alimentaire et décider de la façon dont les aliments sont produits et distribués. Pour les villes, cela signifie, par exemple, la construction d'une cloche verte ou la mise en place d'un approvisionnement local pour les cantines publiques. Mais au-delà du marketing territorial, comment les villes peuvent-elles construire des politiques alimentaires locales qui soient vraiment contrôlées par les habitants locaux, et assurer la sécurité alimentaire, la justice alimentaire et la santé? Au niveau de la société civile, les gens agissent également, d'abord en consommant différemment, en achetant des produits locaux, organiques et équitables. Mais au-delà de la consommation, de plus en plus de gens participent à des activités de production ou de distribution: jardins communautaires, coopératives alimentaires, groupes d'achats, fermes urbaines. La culture du Do It Yourself pénètre dans le secteur alimentaire, ouvrant la voie à l'émergence d'une nouvelle culture alimentaire. La table ronde explorera l'interaction entre les politiques alimentaires et les initiatives citoyennes dans leur capacité à susciter la souveraineté alimentaire et à assurer la résilience du système alimentaire. 

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Myriam Bouré

Entrepreneur, Open Food France
I got two passions in life: good food, colourful, tasteful, diverse, which repects life. And new forms or organizations that give back their creative power to the people. In particular, collaborative economies tremendously support people empowerment and enable them to reinvent a way... Read More →
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Daniel Wathelet

Président, International Urban Food Network

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Emma Dixon

Carlisle City Council
Emma is a Partnership Manager for a multiagency strategic city partnership within the north of England working across various strands. She is a lifelong collaborator and facilitator, and keen to enable others, locally and nationally. Emma is also a World Health Organisation Healthy... Read More →
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Enrico Stano

co-founder, Katuma / Coopdevs
Working on getting rid of the technological bottlenecks that community based economies often face. Always advocating for cooperative and democratic governance, focusing on technology and platform cooperativism. Fostering critical and cooperative consumption in food and green energy... Read More →
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Malik Kenyatta Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. Yakini views the “good food revolution... Read More →

Thursday July 6, 2017 16:20 - 17:30 CEST
01. Circus