Guest Lecture
ONA Fokushalle and Online

Imaginations for the Future of Industrial AgricultureLenora Ditzler in conversation with Johanna Jacobi and Office of Living Things

What nature-positive alternatives to large-scale industrial cropping systems can we imagine? Do they work, according to production and sustainability targets? Are they acceptable, attractive, and feasible for the farmers who will implement them? And what kinds of technological support might farmers and farm workers need to make these alternatives viable? We’ll look together at examples of both currently implementable and future-oriented imaginations for how industrial cropping systems may be redesigned, and explore the agro-ecological and socio-technological opportunities, challenges, and questions that each imagination brings up.