Food4All Festival: 23-26 November

onlineposterThe fourth edition of the Food4All Festival will take place on different locations in Wageningen between the 23rd and 26th of November. Join us for an interesting selection of documentaries, inspiring lectures and a delicious FoodWaste dinner. The festival is meant to highlight the problems of our food system from a human rights based perspective, while at the same time promoting hopeful alternatives. FIAN Netherlands organizes Food4All together with Otherwise, ILEIA, RUW and Toekomstboeren. Have a look at our programme below of the Facebook event.



Monday 23rd of November

Film: Inhabit (Costa Boutsikaris | 2015, 91 min)

19.30 theater open, start movie, 20.00, Movie W, Wilhelminaweg 3A, Wageningen (Entrance € 2)

Inhabit. A permaculture perspective is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture, a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics and governance. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. Speaker: Fiona Morris (landscape artist)

Tuesday 24rd of November 

Lecture by Mark Shepard: Restoration Agriculture

20.00, Forum Building (C222) Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Wageningen (Free admission)

World renowned permaculturalist Mark Shepard will be in the Netherlands for the “van akker naar bos” congress and will be giving a lecture on Restoration Agriculture. Mark has made his appearance in several films, including “A farm for the Future”, and is author of the book “Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers”. Mark shows how we can all benefit from a transition from an agriculture based on annual crops to one based on permanent crops, food forests and silvopastoral systems. These systems imitate nature while still providing our food, building, fuel and many other needs. They can be practiced in your own backyard, farm or ranch. More information can also be found on

Wednesday 25th of November

Panel Discussion on water and food sovereignty 18.30, The Spot (Building 103) Bronland 1, Wageningen (Free admission)

On the 25th of November water experts from different disciplines and backgrounds will participate in a panel discussion in which they discuss how water and food relate to each other. This event will also feature the launch of ‘The Wisdom of Water’, the latest issue of Farming Matters magazine, which most of the speakers contributed articles to. The event will start with a short movie on agroecology.

The speakers are:
>Juana Vera Delgado is a family farmer in Peru. She is an agricultural engineer and has a PhD in Gender and the Politics of Water Security. She is currently working at the Gender and Water Alliance.
>Kifle Woldearegay has a PhD from the Mekelle University in Ethiopia and more than 15 years of experience in Geohydrology and Water Harvesting.
>Andres Verzijl is a PhD candidate at the Water Resource Management Group at Wageningen University. He is working in Peru with the Ccarhuanco community and the water struggle in the Pampas headwaters.
>Jeroen Warner has a PhD in Disaster Studies. He is an associate professor at Wageningen University who teaches, trains and publishes on domestic and trans-boundary water conflict and cooperation.

‘The Wisdom of Water’ issue of Farming Matters will be introduced by Henkjan Laats, senior agro-ecologist with ILEIA/Agricultures Network who has worked for 25 years in the fields of water and agroecology in Nepal, Peru and Bolivia. The moderator will be Has Willet, a water specialist with 30 years of experience in Africa, Latin America and the Netherlands.

Thursday 26th of November

Food Waste Dinner & Film

Food waste dinner 19.00 @ THUIS Stationstraat 32, Wageningen, Reserve a seat for the dinner by sending an email to

Organized together with FoodSharing Wageningen and Humble Harvest.

Foodsharing Wageningen and Humble Harvest are both local organisation that combat food waste. They pick up left over foods on a regular basis at shops and farmers. The dinner will be mainly made of products that supermarkets and shops throw away and product that farmers are not able to sell because they are for example not shaped according to supermarket standards. We consider this a waste because those foods are perfectly consumable! Combat food waste, join the Food waste dinner!

The dinner is for free but donation are very welcome to cover the cost of products that are not donated. We will bring some drinks ( please make a donation) or you can bring you own drinks!

Film 20.30 @THUIS: Resistencia: the Fight for the Aguán Valley (Jesse Freestone | 2015, 90 min) follows several leaders of the farmers’ resistance movement in the northern coast of Honduras as they build up their new communities on occupied land and fight against one of the country’s largest landowner. The film tackles the historical exploitation of farmers and their natural resources, at the expense of national and international economic interests. Q&A with FIAN Netherlands afterwards.

Limited places available be on time!

———– Food4All is financially supported by Oxfam Novib and the European Commission. The views expressed here are ours.


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