A Food First South Korea Food Sovereignty Tour Report Back
Come learn from Food First's food sovereignty tour participants, Christine Ahn and Sunyoung Yang about some inspiring efforts underway to achieve food sovereignty in South Korea.
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of Lee Kyung-Hae, the South Korean peasant farmer who took his life at the WTO meetings in Cancun wearing the placard, "WTO Kills Farmers." Lee's sacrifice galvanized a global movement of peasants and farmers to fight the WTO and other free trade agreements for their survival. Part of their tactics have been to advance food sovereignty. One country leading efforts towards this is South Korea, a leader among the Asia Pacific in organic agriculture. Last year the Korean Women Peasants Association won the Food Sovereignty Prize for their innovative work.
Christine Ahn and Sunyoung Yang will be reporting on their Food Sovereignty Tour with Food First to South Korea where they visited organic farms and peasant worker cooperatives, including the Korean Women Peasants Association native seed-protectors project and Sister's Garden plot. They also visited Hansalim, the country's largest cooperative with some 300,000 consumers and producers. South Korea is actually leading Asia in its organic agriculture production!
Come learn about this growing movement and more!
This event sponsored by the Korea Policy Institute and Food First is free. Please join us and invite friends