ASEED infonight : Food Autonomy

Friday 4 May

ASEED infonight : Food Autonomy

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The fifth Infonight at Nieuwland organized by ASEED Europe is related to our upcoming event Food Autonomy Festival#2 (FAF) and especially to the issues raised by the concept of Food Autonomy. Here the facebook event of the festival: [].

Our idea about this infonight is to discuss the concept of food sovereignty, why it was created, in response to what, what is the difference with food autonomy? Through this evening we will explore these concepts which were built as one of the alternatives of the food system. Our festival aims to put these concepts into action by presenting and celebrating alternatives and resistance to the state and corporate-controlled industrial food system.

During this infonight, we will invite 2 of the 3 initiators of the Food Autonomy Festival. They will briefly introduce why they created this festival, the goal they had and how it went. Then we will speak shortly about the theme of this year and present the collective that we invited.

After the initial talks, we will spend more time to discuss about food sovereignty, we will also screen 2 short documentaries (in total less than 30 minutes) which illustrate this notion.  

- The first one is “La Via Campesina in Movement… Food Sovereignty now!”, a 20 minutes video about the international peasant’s movement La Via Campesina and its struggle for peasant’s agriculture and food sovereignty all around the world;

- The second one called “Hands on the Land for food sovereignty and climate justice (2016)” explains why it is crucial for the frontline communities and social movements around the world to keep their hands on the land for food sovereignty and climate justice.

We will have space for discussion at the end.


A vegan workshop and food sharing, will be set up for fun as well as in order to change the way we look at food.

On Friday, 4th of May at Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93

Door opens at 18:00,

Vegan workshop at 19:00,

Film/discussion from 19:45.


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Date & Time: 

Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 18:00
Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 95
1093XN Amsterdam


Most activities use the entrance on the left side of the building (#93). Middle entrance (#95) is used by Balcontactics, DIY Fietskliniek and occasionally ABW.

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