4 Jan: Women Feed the World – Oxford Real Farming Conference

Dear friends,

Join our online workshop with our sisters from Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 4 January 2024, where they are speaking in person about their world-changing work – info below.

Register and please choose the free bursary ticket option here https://orfc.org.uk/book-orfc-2024-tickets/. This also gives access to the entire two days of livestreamed sessions, all pertinent to transforming our farm and food systems everywhere (full online program).


16:00 – 17:30 GMT

Thursday, 4 January 2024

Women Feed the World


Swati Renduchintala

Meerabi Chunduru

Vijay Kumar

Selma James

Chair: Jyoti Fernandes

In the last 20 years, in Andhra Pradesh, India, grassroots women in a secular movement of self-help groups are collectively transforming the food they grow, their families’ health, and increasing their income. They are the largest transition to agroecology in the world, simultaneously addressing rural livelihoods, nutritious food, biodiversity loss, soil degradation, climate change, water scarcity and pollution. Their True Cost Accounting measures social capital: collective action, trust and support, community cohesion (including confronting domestic violence). They are working to make available their effective climate resilient methods to other regions and cultures. Swati Renduchintala is also one of the people summing up in the closing plenary on 5 January.