Seminar 8.10.: Impacts of global agribusiness on food sovereignty and land rights

FINLAND IS TOO SMALL?
Siemenpuu Foundation together with Maattomien Ystävät organizes a discussion seminar:
Impacts of global agribusiness on food sovereignty and land rights.
Time: Saturday 8.10.2011, 11.00–14.00
Place: Kaupungintalon juhlasali, Sofiankatu 1

PROGRAM:
11.00 -11.15 Otto Bruun (representative of Siemenpuu Foundation and Maattomien Ystävät): The opening words, presentation of the speakers, themes and the seminar organizers.
11.15 – 11.30 Pablo Martinez, Uruguay (organic farmer, representative of WRM): The invasion of pulp plantations in the agricultural land in Uruguay.
11.30 – 11.45 Nanang Sujana, Indonesia (film director, representative of TELAPAK): Social and environmental impacts of oil palm plantations in Indonesia.
11.45–12.00 Researcher / University of Helsinki: An overall view on global agribusiness and plantation politics. (yet to be confirmed)
12.00-12.15 Representative of Finnish NGO: International campaigns, successful stories and small victories. (yet to be confirmed)
12.15 -12.45 Discussion
12.45 – 13.10 Video: La Via Campesina in Movement… Food Sovereignty now!
13.10- 13. 25 Jukka Lassila, Tuusula (organic farmer, active in Via Campesina): A point of view of Finnish organic farmer on food sovereignty
Sônia Guajajara (Brazil, representative of COIAB): Comments
13.25 – 13.55 Discussion
13.55 -14.00 Concluding remarks: Otto Bruun
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At 15.00-17.00 Kino Engel Displaced- film festival: Finland is too small –screening (plantation films especially from Brazil)

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