People’s Food Summit, World Food Day, October 16

with Regeneration International

Regeneration International Hosts the People’s Food Summit on World Food Day, October 16 each year. It is the only 24-hour global, participatory, virtual summit starting in Oceania and moving westwards through the time zones of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America. The People’s Food Summit enhances the connectedness of global work amongst numerous like-minded organizations.

The People’s Food Summit is a truly participatory summit that empowers most of the world’s food producers: the family farmers, pastoralists, and foresters who produce 70% of our food. We seek to engage hundreds of thousands by exchanging information and sharing inspiring stories. We present proven, farmer-based, real-world examples that are the future of our food and farming systems. These include agroecology, organic and regenerative farming, permaculture, agroforestry, holistically managed grazing, and many other systems.

The 2021 and 2022 events were spectacularly successful, with over 500,000 people, each time,  from all regions of our world, tuning in to watch and listen to our numerous speakers and their essential topics. In 2022, we promoted videos that we regarded as highlights of each region and reached another 700,000 views, bringing the total views to 1,200,000. Because we reached so many people, this event had a very high impact and will continue to. The past events remain available through the same link.

Our hope for the outcomes:
1. Information Exchange
2. Creating connections where different groups can continue working together after
3. Stimulating a citizen-led research and storytelling journey
4. Starting a partnership where Regeneration International continues to enable the scale-up of projects
5. Increasing the reach of this vital information to hundreds of thousands of people