Hong Kong | 7 - 11 August
Shanxi, China | 12 - 18 August
FIELD PROJECT IN CHINA
Widespread food safety issues ranging from chemical and heavy metal contamination to overuse of veterinary drugs have raised serious concerns in China among consumers and the Government. New and innovative food production and farming techniques are required to address these challenges and ensure safe sustainable agricultural value chains.
In Shanxi, participants will produce a business plan for Puhan Community and Shijie Company to promote ecological circular farming among smallholder farmers via a multi-functional cooperative platform with microfinance support.
Puhan Community is a leading multi-functional cooperative established in 1998. At present it has over 3800 smallholder household members covering 5000 hectares of land in Puzhou and Hanyang townships. Shijie Company has over 10 years of experience in natural farming and is supporting Puhan Community and cooperatives across China to scale up natural farming.