“Eating is a political act”. (M. Pollan)

How familiar are you with sustainable diets, alternative agricultural systems and food sovereignty?
As responsible citizens and concerned consumers, we must be informed how our food is produced, by whom, and what environmental, economical and political impact it has.

Join us for the Agroecology Nights event-series and get inspired by discussions with guest speakers active in alternative agricultural systems as farmers, consumers’ associations, researchers, academics, and civil society organizations.

Agroecology Nights are co-organised by Védegylet (Protect the Future Association) and the Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Policy at CEU and will feature 4 events from November to March:



The first event was held November 15th, 2018 at CEU providing a birds eye view on agroecology.

The guest speakers were:

  • Dòra DexlerÖMKI, Hungarian Organic Agriculture Research Institute
  • Róbert Szűcs-WinklerFelelős Gasztrohős , Responsible Gastro-Heroes
  • Logan StrenchockZsámboki Biokert, Organic Farm of Zsámbok

You can access the background document HERE.

You can read the summary of the event HERE.


The second event was held January 16th, 2019 at CEU having as a central theme the SEEDS.

Seeds are the very base of our food system, and therefore our whole culture. Those who control the seeds, control (almost) everything.

The guest speakers were:

The debate was be followed by a seed swapping.

You can access the background document HERE.

You can read the summary of the event and of similar event that happened that week here : A week of events on Seed Sovereignty and Agricultural Diversity.


The third event was held February 14th, 2019 at CEU and was about discovering the diversity and socio-political potential of Agroecology.

The guest speakers were:

You can read the summary of the event HERE.


The fourth event was held March 21st, 2019 at CEU and was about discovering the diversity and socio-economical potential of Agroecology.

The guest speakers were:

The moderator will be Péter Kajner economist, who among many of his other activities teaches sustainable Rural Development at ELTE’s Humanecology Department.

You can read the summary of the event HERE.