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The Future of Farming is NOW! Get Aussie Farmers to Jakarta on time!

posted May 2, 2013, 10:21 PM by Dianne James


Media Release 

THE FUTURE OF FARMING IS NOW- GET THEM TO JAKARTA ON TIME! 

Wednesday, 8th May 6pm at The Burrow, West End 


For the first time ever Australian family farmers have been invited to attend the
6th International Conference of La Via Campesina in June. It's a once in a generation opportunity for our farmers to connect with 58 other countries and become part of the global family farming movement. Food Connect and Reciprocity have joined together in an Australian crowdfunding frst to get 4 family farmers and 2 supporters to the June conference in Jakarta. We're already halfway there but we still need your help! 

One of the delegates Garry Fetherston, a banana
farmer from Mullumbimby, says ‘This conference provides an incredible opportunity for our Australian voices and views to connect with these La Via Campesina farmers to work to build our contribution 
to the struggle in ending the globalisation of hunger and making a better world possible’. 

La Via Campesina is the global family farming movement. Spread over 70 countries
and made up of more than 170 organisations they make up over 200 million small and medium scale food producers. Collectively, they are fighting to put the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume at the heart of food policy in order to protect them from the demands and interests of corporations. 


The crowdfunding event will be held at The Burrow, West End on Wednesday 8th
May from 6pm. You can grab a meal for $20 or just head down and enjoy a beer or cider and be part of the fun. Garry and of some of the other delegates will be attending giving guests the opportunity to meet some very local growers. Hope to see you there! 

http://www.facebook.com/events/458447730903280/ 

Dianne James, Reciprocity
0413 339 821 
diannejames@reciprocity.com.au 
www.reciprocity.com.au 

Robert Pekin, Food Connect 
0404 777 491 
robert@foodconnect.com.au 
www.foodconnect.com.au
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