As Fellowship of Alakır River we’re organizing these meetings simultaneously with Monsanto Tribunal . During these meetings we’ll be watching documentaries* about seed and food freedom movement, also we’ll be discussing what we can do to free seed and food in our own town, Antalya.
Antalya is a coastal-city and she is full of greenhouses. In fact “about 250 thousands decares of Turkey’s general greenhouse land is located in Antalya. This also shows that around 35 percent of Turkey’s greenhouse production takes place in Antalya. (…) Turkey ranks fifth in the world for having close to 714 thousand decares of greenhouse agricultural land.”**. As a result, almost all local farmers have contracts with either multinational or national supermarket chains.
During the events we’re organizing we’ll be discussing about this situation and trying to find better solutions for both farmers and us.
for free seeds, free lands, free people, free Earth !
Fellowship of Alakır River
*you may find the documentaries from the following links:
** the related article : http://www.freshplaza.com/article/141125/Turkey-fifth-in-the-world-for-greenhouse-agriculture
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/574515089398955/
More info: film screenings, talks and seed exchange