An Online-Workshop series on farm, food and climate
Challenges of our time are globally interconnected – so are the solutions. Let us start on the grassroot level by having a Kenyan-German dialogue on farming, food and the climate. Our Online-Workshops unite East-African small-scale farmers with German consumers, Gilgil Seed Savers with Berlin environmental activists. Join us for the next sessions!
Organic Pest Management
Wednesday 25. August 1-2.30 pm (CET) / 2-3.30 pm (EAT)
Weeds and non-beneficial insects are an issue wherever farmers and gardeners are at work – be it Kenyan corn fields or German Schrebergarden allotments. Organic farmers employ alternative strategies to reduce, control and prevent pests without the use of synthetic inputs. Our exchange is a combination of theory and hands-on experience. We will ask German and Kenyan farmers and gardeners how they organically manage pests in their gardens. You are welcome to contribute! And there is more: German pesticides from global corporations like BAYER and BASF can be found in Kenyan shops as well – not all of them are still legal in the European Union. There is global protest against poisoning bees, farmers, consumers and the environment. Lets talk about it at our next online exchange!
Addendum to our last live dialogue: We would like to thank everyone who participated in our dialogue. It was a very interesting and insightful conversation for everyone. If you are interested in more information about our speakers, you can find it here:
- Silke Bollmohr: http://www.eco-trac.de/about.html
- Urs Mauk: https://relavisio.de/
- Anne Maina: https://panorama.solutions/en/user/anne-maina
- Gerd Carlsson: https://www.gerdcarlsson.de/
The live recording on Facebook can be seen here:
From Harvest to Home
Wednesday 23. June 1-2.30 pm (CET) / 2-3.30 pm (EAT)
In industrialized urban food systems many times consumers do not know where, by whom and under which conditions food was grown. Small-scale farmers in Gilgil/Kenya sell their surplus locally, but have to deal with brokers paying disproportionately little. Due to manipulative marketing of pesticide-companies and lax laws, even organic quality is not ensured.
In our past exchange we searched for ways to re-connect producers and consumers within the food system: From Community-supported agriculture in Brandenburg to Kenyan Apps for farmers. Together we visited cropsharing projects, organic markets and learned about direct distribution models.
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Further dates will be announced here!