Practicing Sustainable Agriculture to Restore Ecosystems and Mitigate Climate Change
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has joined the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in declaring 2015, The International Year of Soils. This campaign is designed to bring attention to the integral role soils play in food production, water quality, climate change and environmental ecosystems, as well as farm and range sustainability and resilience.
Inspired by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s book, Soil Not Oil, the 2015 Soil Not Oil Conference examines the crisis on food security while highlighting the implications of oil based agro-chemicals and fossil fuels in soil depletion and climate change. The first edition of this conference will focus on educating, through national and international experiences, about the multiple problems and possible practical solutions that surround the profound consequences resulting from synthetic enhanced agriculture in industrialized nations.
As an international platform to share, learn and launch campaigns in support of restoration of ecosystems, more than 60 speakers – from farmers, activists and community organizers to scientists and elected officials – will share their perspectives and present alternatives to solve one of the most important problems that humans face today.
The core organizer of this event, Biosafety Alliance, is a cross-sector, multi-level and inter-ethnic alliance of organizations, scientists, farmers, businesses and individuals dedicated to working on a variety of issues related to regenerative agroecology, biodiversity and air, water and soil quality. Join international leaders, farmers, scientists, community members and environmental and food justice advocates for workshops, presentations and networking opportunities.
Get the knowledge you need to support the movement and advocate for a sustainable future for all living beings. What you grow in, matters.
The 2015 International Conference will take place at Civic Center Complex of Richmond California on September 4-5
Presenters will include international food and environmental justice advocates and educators from Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States.
Confirmed to date: Dr. Vandana Shiva, Miguel Altieri, Adelita San Vicente Tello, Devon Peña, John Wick, Ignacio Chapela, Ramon Seidler (among others).
Dozens of workshops/presentations a Social and Environmental Forum and breakout sessions, seed exchange, community building activities, literature & video exchange, poster session, film screenings, off site tours.
This event will focus on local and global issues concerning the implications and practical solutions related to soil management, biodiversity, food sovereignty and security, seeds, culture and tradition, factory farming, deforestation, protecting our pollinators, synthetic chemicals, corporate accountability, legislation and health.
Special ticket price for the event!
403 Civic Center Plz
Richmond, CA 94804
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