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.

Resilience Design in Smallholder Farming Systems Recordings 

Event Recording

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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