The People’s Food Summit is a participatory summit that empowers the majority of the world’s food producers: the smallholder family farmers, pastoralists, and foresters who produce 70 percent of the food eaten on the planet.
Regeneration International held the second annual summit on World Food Day: October 16, 2022. The event featured speakers from every region of the planet. The 24-hour global, virtual summit started in Oceania and moved westward through the time zones of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Each region was self-organized, which allowed participants to present messages and issues in sync with their priorities.
The overall goal is to present the proven, farmer-based, real-world examples that are food and farming systems’ future, including AE, organic and regenerative farming, permaculture, agroforestry, holistically managed grazing, and other systems.
Specifically, the project seeks to:
- Work with partners such as McKnight, Organic Consumers Association, Global Alliance for Organic Districts, IFOAM Asia, Navdanya, International Network of Eco Regions, Savory Hub Africa, Via Orgánica, AFSA, League of Organic Municipalities and Cities, and BERAS International to host the People’s Food Summit.
- Support Regeneration International’s efforts to carry out the summit on UN World Food Day to emphasize agroecological, organic, and regenerative food systems and help foster information exchange and post-event connection, resulting in efforts to contribute to equitable, resilient, and regenerative food systems.
Outputs and Outcomes:
- Information exchanged
- Connections created where different groups continue working together to advance food systems transformation
- Citizen-led research and storytelling journey stimulated