The ODT Forum 2022 will revolve around the theme: “What are the strategies for the sustainability of localised agri-food systems in the face of the climate crisis?”. It aims to open up arenas for debate on the issue of global ecosystem health, policy solutions for sustainable transition at different territorial scales and the future roles of food systems.
The ODT Forum community will underline in 2022 the importance of mountain territories by focusing its attention mainly, but not exclusively, on mountain territories and their agri-food chains, also due to the involvement of its partners (academics, politicians, researchers and local actors) in the European project MOVING H2020.
The “International Mountain Conference” will open this year’s ODT Forum, with ten field visits in the morning and debates in the afternoon with local stakeholders, scientists, the Tête de Moine PDO sector and the Swiss and Jura authorities. The objective of this international mountain conference is to give the floor to personalities from all continents to bring a global perspective to the functioning of localised agri-food systems and the innovative approaches developed by mountain communities in the face of the climate crisis.
The following two days of the ODT Forum will address the theme in 5 workshops with complementary angles:
- Identify impacts of differentiation strategies on the sustainability and resilience of territories to climate change.
- Research on mountain territories, particularly affected by climate change.
- Bring together researchers, experts and practitioners on the theme of “OneHealth” global health of ecosystems, animals and human populations and strategies to restore or improve it.
- Take stock of the resilience strategies of territories focused on the search for food sovereignty, sometimes to achieve food autonomy.
- Reflect on the role of public policies in the agro-ecological transition of territories in the global context, focusing on soil in climate policy and the need to better connect agricultural policy, including quality signs with rural development policy.
Registration and call for contributions, here.
See flyer of the Forum, here.
It is a unique opportunity to get in touch with academics, experts, researchers, international organisations, local actors, and promoters of innovative initiatives. Participants will discover the landscapes and sounds of the Swiss and French Jura mountains, and meet and dialogue with members of rural communities on site.