In this webinar, hosted by the Transnational Institute (TNI), Rob Wallace, author of Big Farms Make Big Flu and agrarian justice activists from Myanmar, Palestine, Indonesia and Europe explored how globalised industrial food systems set the scene for the emergence of COVID-19. They discussed the structural connections between the capitalist industrial agriculture, pathogens and the precarious conditions of workers in food systems and society at large. It also touched on the kind of just and resilient food systems we need to transform food and agriculture today?
-Rob Wallace author of Big Farms Make Big Flu and co-author of Neoliberal Ebola: Modeling Disease Emergence from Finance to Forest and Farm.
- Moayyad Bsharat of Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), member organization of La Via Campesina in Palestine.
- Arie Kurniawaty of Indonesian feminist organization Solidaritas Perempuan (SP) which works with women in grassroots communities across the urban-rural spectrum.
- Sai Sam Kham of Metta Foundation in Myanmar.
- Paula Gioia peasant farmer in Germany and member of the Coordination Committee of the European Coordination Via Campesina.