4 May. 2022

Rethinking Agriculture: Detoxifying Our Food and Agriculture


Date and time: Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 09:00 (ART), 14:00 (CEST and SAST), 15:00 (EAT), 17:30 (IST), and 20:00 (PHST)

The event is part of the three-part online event series “Freedom from Pesticides” organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. Further events: “The Human and Environmental Costs of Pesticide Use” on 8 June and “Insufficient Regulation and Double Standards in the Pesticide Sector” on 6 July.

Registration required: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TdJzLiT8SRufhRJg29hMtg

The online event will be held in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.

Why does agriculture require the use of pesticides? This event unpacks the model of industrial agriculture and why it necessitates the use of chemical inputs such as artificial fertilizer and pesticides. Nonetheless, there are wide-ranging agricultural practices being employed around the world that rely on alternatives. What would a transition to pesticide-free agriculture look like, and with what implications for yields? What are these alternatives and in what ways can this be broadly replicated by diverse farming communities?


Paul John Dizon, Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Suyafa Farm (NAMASUFA), Philippines

Santiago Sarandón, Sociedad Argentina de Agroecología (SAAE) and National University of La Plata, Argentina

Angelika Hilbeck, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Dinesh Abrol, All India Peoples Science Network (AIPSN), India 

Moderation: Refiloe Joala, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa and Patricia Lizarraga, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Cone