Some contributors have added some illustrative stories that elaborate points made in their talks. So far the following stories are available:
Another way with supermarkets in The Netherlands – Marqt: tells the story of how two former employees of major Dutch food marketing chain set up a different kind of supermarket chain selling fresh seasonal food, emphasising products that are produced within The Netherlands, and to the extent possible, promoting those from ecologically produced, or organically certified food producers.
Beyond agro-chemical pest control in Ecuador to push-pull insect control in Africa: uses two examples to show that there are other effective options for crop protection than the use of agro-chemicals.
Food Justice: outlines the key messages from The Inquiry into Food and Fairness by the Food Ethics Council in 2010.
Incredible Edible Todmorden – and beyond: tells how a few individuals started a citizen led movement, aiming to create a self-sustaining community based on the idea of local food.
Minimum income: explains the use consensual budget standards, such as the Minimum Income Standard produced by the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP), Loughborough, which uses a transparent and consistent methodology, and draws on what ordinary people think is essential for living in society at a particular time.
Participatory plant breeding and agro-ecological farming in SW China: shows how scientists, local officials, extension agents and groups of men and women farmers, enabled farmers themselves to develop hybrids and improved traditional varieties and see a value in conserving some of the traditional land races of the main crops.
Shea nut cooperatives in Mali: examines how women formed producer groups and shea nut cooperatives, and turned shea nut into a modern commercial enterprise controlled by women, where they could get a much higher return for their skills, knowledge and labour.
If you think there are other stories to tell in connection with any of the talks please let us know. They should illustrate one or other aspect of the talks. They can be text preferably with pictures, audio or video links.