Jyoti Fernandes: Agroecological Farming Systems: Adapting to and Mitigating Climate Change
Talk given by Jyoti Fernandes on Agroecological Farming Systems: adapting to and mitigating climate change, at the Advaya event Climate Justice: Rights for People & Planet on 28 February 2019.
About the event:
Climate change revolves around a question of global inequality and demonstrates the mass destruction fuelled by our consumerist growth economy. This was an evening of talks, panels, food, drinks, music and spoken-word exploring the human rights implications of the environmental crisis. We explored ecocide, globalisation, the growth-based economy, extreme energy, corporatisation, public health, and much more.
About the speaker:
Jyoti Fernandes is the Chair person and Campaigns Coordinator at Via Campesina & Land Worker’s Alliance. She is currently working on a campaign to influence DEFRA to adopt more policies to promote food sovereignty. Jyoti is also a member of the coordinating committee of the European Coordination of La Via Campesina and works to represent small-scale producers around Europe in the European and Global agricultural institutions. Jyoti is also a Dorset smallholder farmer on a 20 acre low impact holding with Jersey cows, goats, pigs, vegetables and apple juice, cider cheese, and other processed products. She is also a caterer, butcher, and land rights activist (mostly helping people gain planning permission).