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Food System Change Congress

22-24 March 2021

Speakers

Salvatore Basile

Salvatore Basile is a trainer, coordinator and designer of interventions on agri-environmental issues, with particular regard to Bio-Districts and agroecology. He is the president of I.N.N.E.R. – International Network of Eco-Regions, Co-President of GAOD – Global Alliance for the Organic Districts and the Secretary General of the Bio-District Cilento in Italy.

Dr. Benjamin Leon Bodirsky

Dr. Benjamin Leon Bodirsky is a senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research focussing on the large-scale and long-term transformations of the global food system.

Samuel Bonvoisin

Samuel Bonvoisin is agronomist, agroforestry and permaculture teacher, specialized in social regenerative design. He is administrator of the Biovallée association, a Bio-district located in south-east France.

Gilles Domenech

Gilles Domenech is a soil scientist and author of the book "Jardiner sur sol vivant". He is the creator of the blog "Jardinons Sols Vivants" and he is specialized in living soils and agricultural training in France and Africa. He was one of the originators of the french network "Maraichage sur sol vivant" since 2012.

Ramona Duminicioiu

Ramona Duminicioiu is a member of Eco Ruralis, a peasant association in Romania that is member of the European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC). She is also active in the Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia Food Sovereignty Network (Nyéléni ECA).

Dr. agr. Johannes Eisenbach

Dr. agr. Johannes Eisenbach is a trained farmer and agricultural economist. Together with organic pioneer Adolf Hoops, he has developed the basics for the Biocyclic Vegan Standard. He lives in Greece, from where he coordinates the producer networks O.M.E.N. and the Panhellenic Biocyclic Vegan Network.

Andrea Ferrante

Andrea Ferrante is the Coordinator of Schola Campesina aps. Schola Campesina is an International agroecology school located in Italy participating to Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia, that is the Civil society platform in dialogue with FAO REU.

Dr. Anna Maria Häring

Dr. Anna Maria Häring is Professor for Policy and Markets in the Agro-Food Sector at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE), Germany. She works on innovation and the sustainable development of food systems and holds degrees from Ohio State University, USA (MSc in Agronomy) and Hohenheim University, Germany (PhD in agricultural economics).

Filippos Polatsidis

Filippos Polatsidis is an activist located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Through the work of the grassroots organization “Pervolarides of Thessaloniki” he supports the homeless and people in need with hot meals, fresh fruits & vegetables that are reclaimed before they end in the landfill.

Dr. Bernd Pölling

Dr. Bernd Pölling is research and teaching assistant in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Südwestfalen in Soest, Germany. His research focuses on urban agriculture and sustainable rural development.

Roberto Stucchi Prinetti

Roberto Stucchi Prinetti is president of the Biodistretto del Chianti, a Bio-District in the Chianti hills of central Tuscany, Italy.

Ben Raskin

Ben Raskin has worked in horticulture for more than 25 years and has a wide range of practical commercial growing experience. For the Soil Association, he leads on their horticultural and agroforestry work. Ben is an author of gardening books for children and grownups. He is also currently implementing a 200-acre agroforestry planting in Wiltshire, UK.

Gonzalo Úrculo

Gonzalo Úrculo is a restless farmeneur. With little idea of agriculture in the beginning, he threw himself into growing oranges and selling them directly through the internet in 2010. Within CrowdFarming he acts as a link between teams, working for the real world and the technological world.

Marlène Vissac

Marlène Vissac is a Permaculture & Keyline Designer, active in the regenerative agriculture transition by teaching and supporting farmers and people who start their agriculture project. She create a design office "Phacelia" in 2016, after spending years in different countries for get knowledges and experiences in those topics.

Marcin Wójcik

Marcin Wójcik is a farmer in the Low Beskid Mountains of Poland. He is integrating bovine meat production and various agroforestry practices within his organic farm.

Stephanie Wunder

Stephanie Wunder works as a Senior Fellow and Coordinator for Land Use Policy & Coordinator Food Systems at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin. Her work focuses on the transformation to sustainable food systems and sustainable land use practices.

Panelists

Stanka Becheva

Stanka Becheva is food and agriculture campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe where she coordinates the work on agroecology and food sovereignty.

Dr. Fedele Colantuono

Fedele Colantuono is a Project Manager at the University of Foggia (Department of Economics), Italy. He is involved in research activities and management of different projects mainly related to the agrifood systems (R&D, innovations, rural development, new trends and international cooperation). His recent networking experience on food systems is related to the SKIN project, aimed at the identification and sharing of EU good practices on short food supply chain.

Wannes De Jonghe

Wannes De Jonghe is Communication and Marketing Manager at Boeren & Buren / La Ruche qui dit Oui ! In Belgium, this is a Europe-wide network that promotes short supply chains by using the principals of direct marketing to support local producers.

Dr. Johannes Kotschi

Dr. Johannes Kotschi is a scientist and advisor in rural development. Since long, the provision of agricultural seed in Africa and Asia is a main focus of his work, which led the issue of seeds as commons. He and his team developed the Open-Source Seed Licence and started the service provider OpenSourceSeeds.

Ana Moragues-Faus

Ana Moragues-Faus is a Senior Research Fellow at University of Barcelona. She engages in actionresearch processes and combines a set of critical theories such as political ecology and participative justice to support the development of more just and sustainable food systems.

Tom O’Kane

Tom O’Kane is a horticulturalist with a postgraduate in organic farming, currently leading the development of Cae Tân CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in South Wales, UK.

Johanna Stumpner

Johanna Stumpner is a nutritional scientist working for the Association of organic food processors (AöL). Her main area of work are regulatory questions on organic processing and trade as well as the networking and representation of the AöL members in several national and European organisations.

Facilitator

Ribana Bergmann

Ribana Bergmann is an agronomist and geoecologist. As a facilitator for sustainable projects she was setting up an edible city concept for Potsdam-Drewitz. Currently she focuses on regional planning and communal catering supply chains in rural Hessen.