International Workshop: Agrobiodiversity and food systems: entangled questions
Climatic and geopolitical crises are challenging our food systems. Pushed by a looming food crisis, agricultural policies and the related scientific approaches highlight the need for a shift towards more sustainable agriculture. While it is difficult to find evidence of such a shift, agriculture has become a battlefield, and acts as a litmus test for the divides in our society. Taking an agroecological perspective, we will discuss plant breeding, and food systems entanglements for two days (27-28.10.). The first day is dedicated to the question of how participatory plant breeding can contribute to strengthening seed sovereignty and diversifying agrobiodiversity through interdisciplinary approaches. The second day will focus on food regimes and how a socio-ecological perspective can help us to identify changes and patterns in power relations, technologies, and energy balances in agriculture.
Day 1: Agrobiodiversity evolution: seed systems, participatory plant breeding and seed regulations
When? 27 October 2022 9 am - 6 pm
Where? Institut de géographie et durabilité, Universite de Lausanne, Aula IDHEAP
Day 2: Food systems under different lenses: science and technology, governance and metabolism
When? 28 October 2022 9 am - 5 pm
Where? Institut de géographie et durabilité, Universite de Lausanne, Amphithéâtre Biophore