9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Packaging room, Alte Münze
The SEWOH initiative (Special Initiative One World – No Hunger) promotes agricultural value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tunisia, India, and Vietnam with the aim of increasing income and employment and thus contributing to poverty reduction and food security. It is important that future value chain promotion also contributes to the transformation towards sustainable food systems. What are current challenges for the sustainability of food value chains in SEWOH partner countries? What principles can guide food value chain promotion and corresponding funding decisions? What are best practice examples and what are their limitations?
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Knurling Hall, Alte Münze
Poverty, inequalities, famines, violent conflicts, refugees, economic crises, climate change, pandemics…to name a few. Every generation is confronted with recurring, new, and persistent global challenges and tries to find sustainable solutions for them. These challenges and solutions have now been addressed by sixty years of SLE postgraduate students. How have the challenges of international cooperation changed over the decades, what “innovative” solutions or attitudes have been in vogue, and above all, what role does the SLE play in all this? Five/six people from different decades share their experiences and perspectives, learn from each other, and look together at the future of DC, and of course that of the SLE — a generational dialogue.
Healthy, nutritious, organic, ethical, socially inclusive, fresh, tasty, safe, affordable, low-loss, available, regional, seasonal, familiar, convenient and favorably with a low carbon footprint and increasingly often vegan: the list of factors that guide our food choices in the global North is long.
Complex decisions to eat a “good” meal lead to value-based conflicts and trade-offs for individuals, families, and social groups. In this workshop, participants will collectively discover the complexity of various food choice and resulting conflicts by taking part in culinary co-research experiments. Together, we will reflect on multifaceted aspects, such as the missing global producer-consumer linkages causing food alienation. The workshop concludes with co-research practices to foster transformative global food systems.
Workshop Layout: Introduction and critical analysis of the Co-Research method:
Participants experience collectively which factors guide food choices and critically reflect upon the many challenges and questions of producer groups, then provide feedback on their experiences back to those producers. The relevance of co-creation of knowledge and other enabling factors to transform global food systems are assessed.