Type of Dialogue
Language of Dialogue Event
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Background: Sustainable food systems often choose to pick one of these directions: either high tech or low tech practices. When compared, which is the best strategy: “going back” to traditional practices or “moving forward” with technological solutions and the so-called “smart farming”? We believe both strategies present advantages and disadvantages and this dialogue aims to critically unpack them in an interactive and engaging way.
Aim of this event: to have an online space for discussion and brainstorming on how to make our current food system more sustainable. To inspire each other and connect/expand our network of young people and practitioners working in the field of sustainable food systems. To provoke critical thinking by busting myths on low tech and high tech “one size fits all” solutions for a sustainable food system.
Confirmed speakers represent social entrepreneurs, researchers, and practitioners from NGOs working in the field of sustainable food systems:
- Pavini Sethi, Chipko Asia https://www.instagram.com/chipkoasia/ (moderator)
- Sofia Cavalleri, SEI Asia/Chulalongkorn University (moderator)
- SIANI Youth (curator)
- Moh Suthasiny, co-founder of Happy Grocers https://www.instagram.com/happygrocers/
- Melissa Alamo, PAMANAKA https://www.instagram.com/pamanakafarmers/
- Wasamon Nutakul, Researcher at King’s Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi (expertise and research on food tech)
- Rohan Brammall, co-founder of Farm2
Format: 1 hour of online discussion
- 15’ Introduction: background and quick presentation of each speaker
- 30’ Fireside chat with a set of questions for both high tech and low tech. Speakers can present/respond with a story-telling style (with visuals/pictures).
- 15’ Final Q&A from audience
Fireside chat questions for all speakers:
- How do you think we can improve the current food system with technological innovation?
- What can we revive and preserve from the precious traditional ecological knowledge and practices of local rural communities?
- How can we balance and integrate both low-tech solutions and high-tech ones for a more sustainable food system?