La Via Campesina stated that “Food Sovereignty is the right of people to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems”. The concept of food sovereignty unites people to fight injustice in the food system, especially during pandemic covid 19. During pandemic Covid-19, many people experience food insecurities. People lose their jobs and businesses close, many more in our communities are at risk of facing hunger.
Food insecurity damages the health and wellbeing of adults and children. People who are food-insecure are much more likely to suffer from chronic physical and mental health conditions and have lower life expectancy. The covid-19 effects both farm and global community. Hence, it is important to work to engage with many stakeholders to combat hunger especially during this pandemic. Moreover, in term of policy, government need to implement program in order to create a developed Indonesia that is sovereign, independent and based on collectivism and cooperation.
This conference intentionally engages with the concept of food sovereignty, as it is the dominant discourse to define, measure, and develop solutions to hunger and malnutrition. Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, Diponegoro University, Indonesia would like to address issues which was developed by La Via Campesina (2003), it is around how people also engage in the concept of food sovereignty, which centers around the politics, inequalities, and exclusions inherent to global commodity food systems, as well as the right of people to define their own food and agriculture systems after Covid-19.
It is our hope that the results from this conference may form the basis for the decisions that policy makers and other stakeholders need to consider to improve food sovereignty in global world system. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to joint INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “REFRAMING FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AFTER COVID 19” on 20th of October 2020.
20th October 2019
9.00 : Opening Speech by Rector
9.30 – 10.00 : Speaker 1
10.00 – 10.30 : Speaker 2
10.30 – 10.45 : Discussion 1
10.45 – 11.15 : Speaker 3
11.15 – 11.45 : Speaker 4
11.45 – 12.00 : Discussion 2
12.00 – 13.00 : Break
13.00 – 16.00 : Plenary session
16.00 : Closing