Focus on Food - 2021

Focus on Food

2021

World Localization Day 2021 was a great success with more than 80 organizations across 30 countries hosting events. Local Futures released a video 'Local Food Can Save the World', and set up a Local Food Feast campaign. We also hosted an online program featuring perspectives on localization from around the world. Browse all materials below:

World Localization Day 2021 was a great success with more than 80 organizations across 30 countries hosting special events. Local Futures released a short video 'Local Food Can Save the World', and set up a Local Food Feasts campaign, encouraging people to connect with local farmers and food systems. We also hosted an online program featuring perspectives on localization from around the world. Browse all materials below:

Listen to video messages

by Naomi Klein, Charles Eisenstein, and Brian Eno

Naomi Klein
author and journalist

"local food economies are essential for the health of all"

Charles Eisenstein
author and philosopher

"it's an illusion that technology and markets can meet our deep needs for a happier life"

Brian Eno
musician and composer

"return power to the communities"

Video release

Watch and share our short video 'Local Food Can Save the World' to raise awareness about the importance of local food systems. Find translations of the video here.

Local Food Feast

Hundreds of people all over the world hosted Local Food Feasts as part of a global campaign focusing on local food economies.

Watch our short video compilation of all the wonderful past Local Food Feasts around the world or browse through the photo gallery for inspiration.

In conversation

Watch inspiring conversations with Helena Norberg-Hodge, founding director of Local Futures, and guest speakers Dr. Gabor Maté, Camila Moreno, and David Holmgren.

Webinars

Co-creating a Movement for the World We Want

Watch two sessions featuring World Localization Day partners engaged in dialogue about co-creating a global movement for localization.

Session 1 featuring: Nelson Mudzingwa (Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers' Forum), Salim Dara (Solidarité Rurale, Benin), Jesus Iglesias Saugar (Social Climate, Spain), Imelda Havers (York Central Co-Owned, UK), Jay Tompt (REconomy, UK), Stephan Schürer (UferLeben, Germany), Elsa Schagen (The Tipping Point Foundation, Netherlands), Gunna Jung (LAB2050, South Korea), Kankana Trivedi (Kalpavriksh and Vikalp Sangam, India), Stella George (Development Alternatives and Vikalp Sangam, India), and Shankari Raj (Nudge Group, UK) with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Anja Lyngbaek.

Session 2 featuring: Arnold Padilla (PAN Asia Pacific, Malaysia), Kathryn Manga (KMP/Peasant Movement of the Philippines), Keibo Oiwa (Sloth Movement, Japan), Patricia Moguel Viveros (Mexico WLD/Global To Local coalition), Thais Mantovani (EcoUni, Brazil), Chris Wood (BALE/Building A Local Economy, US), Shail Shresta (Digo Bikas Institute, Nepal), Debra Efroymson (Institute of Wellbeing, Bangladesh), and Michelle Maloney (Australian Earth Laws Alliance, Australia) with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Anja Lyngbaek.

Online discussions

We hosted a week of online discussions with deep-thinkers, activists, and leaders of grassroot organisations. Listen to the recordings featuring Tyson Yunkaporta, Vandana Shiva, Alnoor Ladha, Pat McCabe, Manish Jain, and many more.

Slide

Browse through inspiring messages, hands-on experiences, and stories of dedication by our global partners spread over six different continents.

Join us for World Localization Day 2024! Sign up for events hosted by Local Futures, our global partners or host your own! Browse our Action Guide for all-year inspiration.

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