President of IFOAM Asia (International Foundation for Organic Agriculture), Mr. Zhou Zejiang, opened the conference ceremonies on December 1st, 2016 and they were concluded with the primary organizer Dr. Shi Yan, one of the many CSA farmers in China, and also Vice-President of Urgenci International.
In total, two days were spent on listening or providing presentations and workshops, sharing everything from fruit growing, food safety, making natural clothing, and even touching on new community building concepts used in different parts of the world. Overall participants found this conference very useful for building networks and learning important concepts about CSA and the importance of it in China going forward.
The National Community Supported Agriculture Conference of China is held once a year and will be held again in 2017 for the 9th time with the location still to be determined. If you have any questions about Community Supported Agriculture movement in China, please reach out to us.