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  • Bantam Pflanzzeit auf dem Weltacker

    26. May 2016
    Volker Gehrmann leitet die Aktion Bantam Mais, Foto: Jan GanschowAuf dem kleinen Weltacker in Berlin pflanzen wir auch in diesem Jahr wieder Golden Bantam Mais, aus dem wir auch Saatgut gewinnen. Deshalb haben wir das Recht, genau zu erfahren, wer in unserer Nachbarschaft Gentechnikmais anbaut. Unser Mais muss vor gentechnischer Verunreinigung, z.B. durch Pollenflug von Genmaisfeldern, …

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Global

  • TEDx Talk – your global share of land and food

    15. October 2015
    tedxOur 2000m² at the TEDx conference in Berlin: The event was entitled ‘BREAKING GROUND’ – aiming to shine a light on the incredible potential of the Berlin-Brandenburg region, but also to gain insights on international perspectives on the topic of food. How much arable land do you spend on …

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2000 square metres

If we were to divide the total global surface area of arable land by the number of people living on the planet, each person would get 2000m². It’s incredible just how much can be grown on a plot that size! Such a field could produce tonnes of vegetables, potatoes or grain… But who can eat all that?

What’s even more incredible is that in Europe we are currently consuming and wasting more than can be produced on our individual share of land.

On this website we want to take a look at our 2000m² together. We want to find out what needs to be done so that we can grow enough to provide for all human beings, animals, and plants that live from this land. We are looking for answers to many questions and for practical solutions.

Our field has gotten out of control: We urgently need to take action to stop this! Luckily we can all make changes. Some things we can do on our own once we understand the problems; others we can only achieve together.

“Good Food – Good Farming” is the campaign slogan of the Agricultural and Rural Convention (ARC2020), a broad alliance of farmers and consumers, along with over a hundred environmental, animal welfare, public health and development organisations from across Europe. ARC2020 is calling for a fundamental shift in our European agricultural and rural development policy to foster sustainable production and consumption of food, and the recovery of rural areas. Your participation is very welcome!

Team

  • Carla Giardini

    Carla Giardini

    Farmer

    A 46 year-old vegetable farmer and trained home economics teacher, Carla runs a peri-urban organic farm and shop, and has two children. Although she never gets bored, she sometimes wishes she had a little more time to be creative and try new recipes.

  • The field

    The field

    field of experimentation

    The size of the field is about 2000m², representing the amount of arable land available to each one of us globally. The field is a few million years old; full of nourishment, life and stories. Lately, however, it has become a victim of pesticide overload.

  • Ben Wissler

    Ben Wissler

    Biologist

    A 32 year-old scientist specializing in plant ecology and communication, Ben conducts research on the role of soil fungi in the networking of plants.
    He always has some interesting trivia up his sleeve, ready to share.