Sambhaavnaa Institute’s Workshop on The Politics of Food and Environmental Sustainability through Food Systems [Sep 26-30; 10:00 AM]: Apply Now!

Sambhaavnaa Institute’s Workshop on The Politics of Meals and Environmental Sustainability by Meals Programs is organized by Sep 26-30 at 10:00 AM.


Have you ever ever thought of what number of elements of meals manufacturing and consumption have an effect on your well being and the pure surroundings? Each side must be thought of in achieving the longer term aim to supply sufficient meals for the rising inhabitants whereas on the identical time preserving our planet. The selection of consuming at at McDonalds or native chaat centre? Natural or typical? Eating places or house cooked? Vegetarian or Non-Vegetarian? What dietary selections are really probably the most sustainable when we take into account that what we eat impacts not simply our well being but in addition the surroundings and the well-being of others?

Meals is one thing none of us can stay with out.  Furthermore, it shapes who we’re and {our relationships} with different individuals and locations.  The place is our meals grown and the way?  The place ought to we store for it?  These questions are essentially geographic.  Exploring how meals is grown and consumed results in a deeper understanding of societies and environments and their complicated relationships.

Assembly future meals demand, and doing so in a sustainable style, would require that we enormously enhance the effectivity by which meals makes it to our tables. Be part of us to discover at this time’s international meals system and the way we’d enhance its sustainability for our profit and that of future generations.

In regards to the Program

This system addresses the complexities of our meals system and the way forward for the meals motion by exploring the intersections between meals and tradition, science, agriculture, well being, and economics. It explores the overview of our world’s meals system and its many impacts from the person to the worldwide scale. You will achieve additional appreciation of the complicated implications of selections which might be made alongside the meals provide chain. You will probably be challenged to suppose critically about how the international meals system might want to alter to adapt to future financial and environmental situations.

We are going to assess totally different ideologies of ‘good meals’ from the attitude of human well being, in addition to from the attitude of social justice and ecological steadiness. We are going to critically assess the dominant mannequin of meals manufacturing by large-scale industrial agriculture and meals processing. Is that this mannequin essential to ‘feed the world’ or is it contributing to unprecedented way of life ailments, cultural degradation, excessive socio-economic inequality and displacement, and ecological devastation? If that’s the case, what can different, extra sustainable meals chains seem like, and the way can we be part of them? Can we help small-scale meals manufacturing and honest financial returns for farmers? Can we re-evaluate native meals traditions and histories? Are there localization methods we are able to take part in? How can we make sure that our ‘waste’ goes again to nourish the soil? Most significantly, we are going to take into account what it would imply for every one among us to eat responsibly, and share methods and instruments for doing so.

Perceive extra about the place your meals comes from and a spread of political, financial, social, and cultural dimensions of meals manufacturing, distribution, and consumption from the native to international scales, we will even attempt to perceive about how meals carries intrinsic meanings past vitamin

Themes to be lined within the 6-day workshop:

 I. Meals, Tradition and Society – The event of agriculture and the domestication of vegetation and animals as elements shaping human cultures, Altering Indian Meals Tradition, Why Meals Issues

II. Meals and Historical past – Inexperienced Revolution in India, Land Grabs

III. Starvation and Weight problems – Social Inequity

IV. The World Meals System – Meals Miles, McDonaldisation of the world, Genetically modified meals debate

V. Meals and Well being –  The best way to learn labels, impacts of processed meals on well being, Grocery store Secrets and techniques, Meals Ethics

VI. Meals Associated Social Actions – Talk about the event of different meals methods, advertising and marketing methods, farmers markets, neighborhood gardens, and neighborhood supported agriculture, girls’s actions, The best way to begin a your individual meals motion, The best way to be extra aware in a single’s meals selection and make modifications in a single’s life


Socratic discussions, film screening, case examine evaluation, role-play, and different such actions; it’ll embrace hands-on experiential studying, analysis and a subject journey. We are going to query the construction, guidelines and practices of the meals business and develop food-systems intelligence

Studying Outcomes
  • Members will perceive the story behind the meals they eat. The Politics of Meals and who influences the alternatives they make which have a cumulative affect on the self, society and the surroundings. They perceive how altering the meals system begins with altering with how they view meals. And that small modifications in meals selections could make huge on a regular basis distinction.
  • To work with their arms, have a tendency a backyard and develop their very own greens
Who’s the workshop for?

This workshop is for people fascinated by any and/or all the questions and themes talked about above. These experimenting with options in their very own lives and with small communities, researchers, practitioners, nutritionists and people working round problems with meals would discover this workshop significant.

In regards to the Facilitator: Purvi Vyas

Temporary Profile: Professor of Politics of Meals in all the most important universities in Ahmedabad. She is a working towards natural farmer and a contract Setting and Developmental Guide. She is presently, working with rural communities to develop replicable fashions of sustained rural improvement.

Her core space of curiosity is to take a look at the problem of meals selections. When one thinks of environmental sustainability meals selection will not be one thing that involves thoughts immediately. Only a few individuals really perceive the myriad interlinks of the meals system and the affect of 1’s selections.

Language: The workshop will probably be performed bi-lingually (Hindi/English); proficiency in each languages is required of contributors.

Dates and Venue: twenty sixth to thirtieth September, 2021at Sambhaavnaa Institute, VPO – Kandbari, Tehsil – Palampur, District – Kangra, PIN 176061, Himachal Pradesh

Participant Contribution: We hope that the contributors would contribute an quantity of Rs. 6000 for five days in the direction of workshop bills, inclusive of all onsite workshop prices: boarding, lodging, and all of the supplies used within the workshop.


For another data: WhatsApp or name Shashank: 889 422 7954 (between 10 am to five pm), and e-mail: [email protected]

Click here to view the official notification for the Sambhaavnaa Institute’s Workshop on The Politics of Food and Environmental Sustainability through Food Systems.

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