Recording now available on Youtube:
CELADA will be co-hosting a free webinar with the Group of 78, Interpares, Seed Change and the Africa Study Group, featuring a presentation from Timothy A. Wise. Join us at 1PM EDT on April 28th to learn about/explore the future of our global food system in the context of the climate and COVID emergencies. To receive the webinar access details, please register on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-battle-for-the-future-of-food-in-the-deepening-climate-and-coronavirus-global-emergencies-ft-tickets-102184069302
A series of recent United Nations reports on the growing climate emergency highlights the urgent need to change the way we grow, market, and consume our food if we want to meet the UN goals to end hunger by 2030. The current pandemic reveals additional vulnerabilities in our global food systems. Based on his extensive research in India, Mexico, the United States, and several countries in Southern Africa, Timothy A. Wise presents key findings from his recent book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (New Press, 2019). He echoes UN calls to reduce dependence on fossil-fuel-based inputs and promote a transition to short supply chains, local and regional food webs, and low-input ecological agriculture.
Timothy A. Wise is a senior researcher at the Small Planet Institute, where he directs the Land and Food Rights Program. He is also a senior research fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, where he founded and directed its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. He previously served as executive director of the U.S.-based aid agency Grassroots International. He is the author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (The New Press) and Confronting Globalization:Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.