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Malawian and NY Farmers Discuss Building a Resilient Food System

When: Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 – 8:30 pm (dinner 6-7, dialogue 7-8:30 pm)

 Where: The Space @ Greenstar, 700 West Buffalo Street

 What: Supper (light fare), panel discussion and broader dialogue between farmers and eaters in the Finger Lakes region and Malawi about how we can build an ecological, resilient and just food system.

Join us in a discussion with farmers from the Finger Lakes region as well as Malawi, Africa about how we can build a more ecological, socially just and resilient food system. Farmers who use agroecological methods in the Finger Lakes region – Maryrose Livingston (Northland Sheep Dairy and Northeast Organic Farmers Association NY President), Thor Oeschner (Oeschner Farm, Farmer Ground Mill), Karma and Michael Glos (Kingbird Farm) and others will join farmers from Malawi who are part of the Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology project. In addition we will have two academic voices – Dr. Allison Chatrychan, the Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, and Dr. Willard Magalasi, a Professor in Humanities at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. Dr. Rachel Bezner Kerr (Cornell University, Director of the Malawi project) will facilitate the discussion.

Sponsored by: Department of Development Sociology, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture and St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Contact Rachel Bezner-Kerr for more information at: rbeznerkerr@cornell.edu.