By Judith Hitchman, President of the International Committee It is notoriously difficult to carry out advocacy in Brussels without having a dedicated person based there. And for a network like URGENCI, this is an issue, as advocating for key policy issues such as agroecology and the importance of short food
Land Strat Webinar Season 2, Episode 1 | 08/12/20 14h-15h30 (CET, UTC+1 – Brussels)
The growth of activities has led to URGENCI recruiting a Learning Designer to develop and coordinate its online learning activities together with other training needs. We are looking for a Learning Designer to: Design online learning activities for URGENCI’s education platform. Oversee our training and education methodology approach. Design learning
URGENCI is undertaking a worldwide research on “The state of solidarity food initiatives in the time of Covid-19”. We want to gain a better picture about our movement’s contribution to more resilient and socially inclusive local food systems during crisis. You can help us gather and spread this information by
Land Strat Webinar 2 is scheduled on Thursday 2nd of July, 14h (CEST).
Learning from Covid-19? The European Commission’s Farm-to-Fork Policy sends a Positive Signal even though many Crucial Points are still Missing
Has the Commission succeeded in learning some lessons from the Coronavirus crisis? With the publication of its Farm-to-Fork Strategy and its Biodiversity Strategy today, the European Commission is sending a signal that shows greater awareness of the importance of resilient food systems and of the interconnections between human health, sustainable diets and the ecosystems win which we live. Sadly, however, many crucial points required for initiating true systemic change are still missing.
The 3rd in the special series of RIPESS webinars covered the field of COVID-19, food sovereignty, solidarity economy and the right to food. The participants were Qiana Mickie, special policy consultant with Just Food in New York, Judith Hitchman, president of Urgenci International Community Supported Agriculture Network, and Marcus Hill, from the US Solidarity Economy Network as special guest. Sofia Monsalve, Secretary General of FIAN International was the very able moderator. The webinar was recorded. You can watch it online:
Together with others, URGENCI, the international network of Local and Solidarity -based Partnerships for Agroecology, has asked European Union Commissioners and their teams to provide guidance and a clear perspective of the road forward, meeting citizens’ expectations across Europe, by publishing the #EUFarm2Fork by end of April 2020. The President
Community Supported Agriculture is a Safe and Resilient Alternative to Industrial Agriculture in the Time of Covid-19
The international campaign we are all engaged in to reduce our tragic losses to the Covid-19 crisis is just a rehearsal for the big campaign that lies ahead – to preserve and build sustainable local and territorial food systems that connect producers and consumers and provide healthy, nutritious food for all.