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Regeneration International, in conjunction with our partners, will hold the People’s Food Summit again this year, 2022. This will be the second time this world's first event is held - a major 24-hour event on World Food day on Oct 16, featuring speakers from every region of our planet. It was a spectacularly successful event, with over 522,000 people from all regions of our world tuning in to watch and listen to our numerous topics.

Because we reached so many people, this event had a very high impact.

This year’s event will be a 24-hour global, participatory, virtual summit starting in Oceania and moving westwards through the time zones of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Each region will be self-organized, so they are empowered to present the messages and issues that are their priorities.

The People’s Food Summit is a truly participatory summit that empowers the majority of the world's food producers: the small-holder family farmers, pastoralists, and foresters who produce 70% of the food we eat.

We will present the proven, farmer-based, real-world examples that are the future of our food and farming systems, including agroecology, organic and regenerative farming, permaculture, agroforestry, holistically managed grazing and many other systems.

Regeneration International looks forward to working with our many partners such as the Organic Consumers Association, The Global Alliance for Organic Districts, IFOAM Asia, Navdanya, the International Network of Eco Regions, Savory Hub Africa, Via Organica, AFSA, The League of Organic Municipalities and Cities and BERAS International in hosting the People's Food Summit on World Food Day.

We look forward to you joining us for an even more significant event on October 16.

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*Streaming Schedule*

Session #1 - Pacific (GMT+12)

Local Time: Fiji (5pm) — Tokyo (2pm) — Mumbai (10:30am) — London (6am) — Bogotá (12am) — Chicago (12am)

Session #2 - Australia (GMT+11)
Local Time: Brisbane (5pm) — Tokyo (4pm) — Mumbai (12:30pm) — London (8am) — Bogotá (2am) — Chicago (2am)

Session #3 - East Asia & South East Asia (GMT+8)
Local Time: Manila (5pm) — Tokyo (6pm) — Mumbai (2:30pm) — London (10am) — Bogotá (4am) — Chicago (4am)

Session #4 - South, Central & West Asia (GMT+5:30)
Local Time: New Delhi (3pm) — Tokyo (6:30pm) — Mumbai (3pm) — London (10:30am) — Bogotá (4:30am) — Chicago (4:30am)

Session #5 - Africa (GMT+3)

Local Time: Nairobi (2:30pm) — Tokyo (8:30pm) — Mumbai (5pm) — London (12:30pm) — Bogotá (6:30am) — Chicago (6:30am)

Session #6 - Europe (GMT+0)
Local Time: London (3pm) — Tokyo (11pm) — Mumbai (7:30pm) — London (3pm) — Bogotá (9am) — Chicago (9am)

Session #7 - North America (GMT-5)

Local Time: New York City (1pm) — Tokyo (2am) — Mumbai (10:30pm) — London (6pm) — Bogotá (12pm) — Chicago (12pm)

Session #8 - Latin (South & Central) America (GMT-3)

Local Time: Buenos Aires (8pm) — Tokyo (8am) — Mumbai (4:30am) — London (12am) — Bogotá (6pm) — Chicago (6pm)

 

*Information by Region*

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Pacific

                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Jessica Hutchings                                         Sashi Kiran                                              Karen Mapusua                                                       

East Asia

                                                                                                                                                

               Carolyn Suggate                    Shamika Mone                Maya Stolastika                     Karina Gonçalves               Charles Mubanga

                                                                                                                                                 

                     Floris Niu                     Thilak Kariyawasam             Sarojeni Rengam                 Prof. Reza Ardakani                Kesang Tshomo

        

South Asia

                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                 Dr. Vandana Shiva                                            Dr. Ranil Senanayake 

Europe

                                                                                                                                                  

                   Eugene Milovanov                  Prof. Vasyl Yukhnovskyi                 Stephane Linou                  Celine Basset                          Patrick Worms

                                                                                                                                                  

                        Silvia Schmidt                          Dr. Laura Höijer                           Salvatore Basile                           Joshua Hertwig                          Claire Mauquié

Africa

                                                                                         

 Bridget Mugambe     Caroline Jacquet           Precious Phiri                   Elias Ncub    Gertrude Pswarayi-Jabson Sabrina Masinjila         Walter Mugove

 

Latin America

                                                                               

          Fernanda Salinas  Dr. Simón Barquera    Ana Lilia Rivera         Claudia Visoni      Jesús León Santos      Javier Carrera        Eduardo Cerdá

 

North America

                                                                                                                                                 

        Michelle Perro MD, DHOM   Dr. Stephanie Seneff                         Zen Honeycutt                               Sara Keough                                      Gail Fuller

2021 Event Recap

Playlist of Featured Clips From 2021 Event

Featured Speakers (2021)

Vandana Shiva

Million Belay

Precious Phiri

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Leydy Pech

Andre Leu

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquín

Thais Corral

Ronnie Cummins

Adelita San Vicente Tello

Why are we organizing a parallel event to the UN World Food Day?

The United Nations Food Systems Summit has been hijacked by corporate agribusiness and pesticide cartels, so we need to create a different summit to promote agroecological, organic and regenerative food systems.

In June 2019, the UN signed a strategic partnership agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF), pushing the influence and corporate greed agendas of the billionaires cartel. The agribusiness cartel agenda was consolidated with the appointment of Ms. Agnes Kalibata, the current President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA, Gates Foundation funded organization), as the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit.

More than 550 civil society organizations wrote to Mr. António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General calling for the termination of the UN-WEF strategic partnership agreement and rethinking the Food Systems Summit. The lack of a positive outcome means that hundreds of civil society organizations will be boycotting this summit.

The Positive Alternative: A Food Summit of, for and by the People

The People’s Food Summit will be a truly participatory summit that empowers the majority of the world's food producers: the small-holder family farmers, pastoralists and foresters who produce 80% of the food we eat.

We will present the proven, farmer based, real world examples that are the future of our food and farming systems, including agroecology, organic and regenerative farming, permaculture, agroforestry, holistic managed grazing and many other systems. This is a distinct contrast to the cartel model that exploits farmers and consumers to get the highest proportion of the sale prices; stealing trillions of dollars that rightfully belong to some of the poorest communities on our planet.

We invite all our partners to participate and will keep you updated via our website and emails.

Each region is self-organized and determines their own formats.

Partners:

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