Live event: Wikipedia and agriculture of the future

Banaue Philippines Batad Rice Terraces
Banaue Philippines Batad Rice Terraces

Join a live event with Louise Mabulo on 11 March, followed by a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on sustainable agriculture and climate change justice on 12 March

The Wikimedia Foundation is pleased to announce a special live discussion focusing on sustainable agriculture that includes local food production, climate change mitigation and the relationship to broader information ecosystems.

We’ll be chatting with Louise Mabulo, an environmentalist, farmer, social entrepreneur and chef from the Philippines. Louise is the founder of The Cacao project, which helps to mitigate climate change with the use of resilient and resistant crops. She was also named in the 2020 Forbes’ list ‘30 under 30 Asia’ and a finalist in the 2016 Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition.

Louise will be interviewed by Vanj Padilla, a Wikimedian and Farm Forward advocate from the Phillipines community who is currently working on the community consultation processes on Board Governance.

This conversation is the second in a new series that is working to close gaps in climate change content and awareness that is about and by women on Wikipedia. The first conversation was held in December 2020, with conservation strategist Dr. Ayana Johnson, founder of Urban Ocean Lab, and Dame Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, co-founder of the Women in Red project.

The topic of agriculture and sustainable, local food sources is directly connected to this year’s #WikiForHumanRights campaign that will launch in time for Earth Day, 22 April. This month-long campaign has the theme of “Right to a Healthy Environment” — connecting Wikipedia’s 20th Birthday theme, “20 years human,” with the global conversations around COVID-19, environmental crisis, climate change, and human rights.

The live event on Thursday, 11 March 2021 will be an hour long discussion with time reserved for questions and answers from the audience. Details are as follows:

Agriculture of the future: sustainable, local food
Join a special event hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation
Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 1300 UTC
Watch a recording on YouTube here and below.

We are also hosting two, one hour editathon meetings on Friday, 12 March 2021 that are open to everyone. These meetings will introduce the topic of sustainable agriculture and climate change justice, and provide training for new editors. Help us find, identify, and edit articles — no prior editing experience is needed, just your time and passion!

The two editathon event details are as follows:

Friday, 12 March 2021
Hour One: 16:00 UTC (participate via Zoom)
Hour Two: 18:30 UTC (participate via Zoom)