We are what we eat
9 December 2017, Luang Prabang
A side event of the Luang Prabang Film Festival addressing Sustainable Farming and Agroecology. The public conference was organized on 9 December 2017 and addressed main issues at stake in the Mekong Region and more especially in Laos in regards to agriculture development.
Across the Mekong Region, thousands of innovative farmers have already engaged themselves in an agroecological transition, moving away from conventional and chemical based farming practices. They are developing new and improved practices, building upon both traditional empirical knowledge and scientific research for a better understanding and use of ecological processes operating in farming systems.
This panel discussion focus on the issue of “We are what we eat” and was articulated around several questions:
- Where is our food coming from?
- What are the impacts of current main farming systems / agriculture production models?
- What are the alternatives to the current conventional farming systems (pathways towards healthier and fairer farming/food systems)?
- How do we encourage the youth to keep farming, in a way that make them proud of what they do and that help creating healthy food systems?