Food Security and Nutrition Network

Design for Resilience in Smallholder Farming Systems: Symposium and Consultation on Agroecological Principles, Design and Practice

Event Details
Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036

This two-day event allowed sharing around principles, design and practices for building resilience in smallholder farming systems with a focus on farm system design and agroecological methods. The event focused on application of the principles to enhance impact in Food for Peace programs.

Wednesday, January 21

Opening Remarks | 9:00 - 9:15

Mark Fritzler, TOPS

Food For Peace Programs: Importance of building agroecological principles into FFP programs | 9:15 - 9:30

Adam Reinhart, USAID/FFP

Keynote: Agroecological principles and the impact they can have on building resilience in smallholder farming systems | 9:30 - 10:30

Stephen Gliessman, UC Santa Cruz

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Break | 10:30 - 11:00

Design Strategies: Incorporating agroecological principles into design strategies: permaculture; whole systems design; and bio-intensive agriculture | 11:00 - 12:30

Moderator: Tom Cole, TOPS Agriculture and NRM consultant

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Handout

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Ben Falk, Whole Systems Design

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Brad Lancaster, HarvestingRainwater.com

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Steve Moore, Elon University

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Lunch | 12:30 - 1:30
 
Group Consultation: Discussion on agroecological principles and design strategies within FFP programs | 1:30 - 3:00
 
Moderator: Lynette Friedman
 
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Break | 3:00 - 3:30
 
Principles to Practice: Soils | 3:30 - 4:55
Moderator: Stephen Gliessman, UC Santa Cruz

Ben Falk, Whole Systems Design

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Warren Brush, Quail Springs Permaculture

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Steve Moore, Elon University

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Feedback on Day 1: Soils | 4:55 - 5:00

Thursday, January 22

Opening Remarks | 9:00 - 9:15
 
Stephen Gliessman, UC Santa Cruz
 
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Principles to Practice: Water | 9:15 - 10:30

Moderator: Tom Cole, TOPS Agriculture and NRM consultant

Brad Lancaster, HarvestingRainwater.com

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Break | 10:30 - 11:00

Principles to Practice: Agrobiodiversity | 11:00 - 12:30

Daphne Miller, UC San Francisco

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Lunch | 12:30 - 1:30
 
Effective Adoption of Agroecological Principles: Constraints to adoption within smallholder farming systems; for programs and farmers | 1:30 - 3:00

Moderator: Andrea Mottram, TOPS

Adam Reinhart, USAID/FFP
 
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Rose Cohen, Community Agroecology Network

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Break | 3:00 - 3:30

Group Consultation: Opportunities for improving adoption in FFP programs | 3:30- 4:45

Moderator: Lynette Friedman

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Closing | 4:45 - 5:00