Opportunities for a New Food Regime Under the Pandemic Conditions | Sustainability Talks 14 - Webinar

04 May 17:30 - 18:30

Zoom Platform


The third webinar of the Sustainability Talk Series on “Food and Agriculture” featured Orkun Doğan and Olcay Bingöl, partners of Yerküre Local Studies Cooperative, as our invited speakers. Moderated by Murat Bayramoğlu from the Özyeğin University Sustainability Platform, the talk took place online via Zoom on May 4, from 17:30 to 18:30.

During the new session of our talk series, we discussed agriculture and food systems within the context of the pandemic, and we had the opportunity to hear agriculture and food policies advocated by global civil and social movements. We explored the problems pointed out by social movements and aggravated by the pandemic in the fields of food, agriculture, and discussed the recommended solutions for these problems. Then, we shifted the focus of our discussion to Turkey. In doing so, we addressed the current structural problems of agricultural production in Turkey and the type of risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the fields of agricultural production, food assurance, and food access. In line with the concept of food sovereignty we had addressed in the previous talks of the series, we discussed with our participants the steps that need to be taken by the central and local governments and the solidarity mechanisms that civil initiatives and social movements can develop for a more crisis-resilient, fairer, and less harmful agriculture and food system.