Festival of Food Sovereignty

Maynooth University hosts the Festival of Food Sovereignty, April 14, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:30 to 17:00
Maynooth University

Maynooth University will host the 2018 Festival of Food Sovereignty. Social movements, activists, scholars and practitioners around the world use the term 'food sovereignty' as a way to highlight the scope that exists for all of us to create a food system around the core principles of justice, ethical production and consumption, ecological sustainability, and democracy. Food sovereignty is a live issue in Ireland. A growing number of people are familiar with and support food cooperatives, community supported agriculture schemes, social farming, seed saving, beekeeping, and more.

The Festival of Food Sovereignty aims to bring together practitioners and the general public to celebrate and explore the possibilities of constructing food sovereignty in Ireland. There will be talks, conversations, workshops, music, art, activities for kids, and food.

Invited attendees include practitioners and activists from European Coordination Via Campesina; Trocaire; Afri; Food Sovereignty Ireland; Dublin Food Co-Op; Irish Seed Savers; Cultivate; Community Supported Agriculture, Ireland; ShamrockSpring; and the Edible Landscape Project, Westport. Other participants include Jun Borras, Peadar Kirby, Anja Murray, Rebecca Sandover, Eamon Slater, Patricia Kettle, Luci Gorell Barnes, and Anne-Marie Culhane and Ruth Levene.   

The event is curated by Maynooth University staff and students from the departments of Adult Education, Anthropology, Education, Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, International Development, Geography, and Sociology. 

A full program will be made available here on March 30. 

Please come along, participate, and exchange ideas about how to change our food system for the better. 

If you would like to play music on the day, have a stall, or if you have a question or would like to get involved, please email: foodsovmaynooth@gmail.com