Jesuit Conference of South Asia in collaboration with Ecojesuit Global Network and the Initiative on Environmental Justice and the Common Good of Santa Clara University in California, USA organized an online dialogue on ‘Using agroecology to drive food system change : Responses and collaborations to address the present economic-ecological crisis’ on 19th November 8:00 am Indian Standard Time.

150 plus participants from USA, Latin America, India, Philippines and other parts of the world participated in the webinar on Zoom platform. The event was also live broadcasted on Youtube to reach out to the wider audience. Dr.Pedro Walpole, Coordinator – Ecojesuit Global Network, Dr.Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya International, Dr.Chris Bacon, from Santa Clara University enriched the audience with their sharing on the concerns and issues related to poisoning of Agricultural
production due to extensive use of chemical fertilizers, Food and Health Security for All, Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture and Covid-19 in a global context. Video testimonies from the Community Food System & Urban Agricultural Model, California, Fresh Approach, whose mission is to improve access to healthy food in California and Sacred Heart Community Service, a network of Urban Gardeners provided the audience with examples of various initiatives emerging in the context to meaningfully engage and respond as individuals, communities and organizations. The Q&A and Round Table Dialogue sessions addressed the concerns of the audience and the broader issue and mandate in the field of Agroecology. The recording of the webinar is available on the link given : Agroecology video

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