How Farming Can Cool The Planet is a collaborative project between SOS-UK, FLAME (the youth branch of the Landworkers' Alliance), and NFYFC (the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs).
Through farm visits, speaking at events and creating resources, the project enables students, FLAME members and young farmers with different lived experiences to share their stories with each other, to find common ground, and to ultimately have a united voice so they can tackle the climate crisis through food and farming together.
These provide an opportunity for students, FLAME members and young farmers to see agroecological farming in practice and to spend time with people who may have different experiences and views to them about food, farming and the climate. The overall purpose is to take people from their usual environment to a different environment to look, learn and discuss food, farming, the climate and nature. The project encourages the exploration of thoughts and assumptions and gives us the opportunity to record and share the outcome of these via our three partner organisations.
The project gives a platform for students, FLAME members and young farmers to talk about food, farming and the climate and to share their different lived experiences and stories in a supported non-judgemental way. The aim is to show the value of collaboration, that you can always find common ground, and to show why having a united youth voice is so important in tackling the climate crisis through food and farming.
The aim of these is to clearly explain the links between climate, nature, farming and food justice, and what actions people can take to create a positive impact. This infographic is an example of what has been created by students, FLAME members and young farmers so far.
With many thanks to Farming The Future who fund this project.
If you would like to get involved with How Farming Can Cool The Planet, or have any questions, please email us.