December 12-17, 2013
City of San Fernando, La Union, Philippines
This six-day training course is designed to introduce local farmers in Metro La Union to organic agriculture practice, with a special focus on Korean Natural Farming (NF), a branch of sustainable agriculture practice in more than 30 countries. In addition to providing a platform for solidarity and exchange of information among farmers, the workshop will provide practical knowledge about the details of the methodology as well as information concerning the logistics involved with the transition, such as accreditation, certification, and labeling of organic products.
Natural Farming utilizes natural resources made locally by farmers themselves with natural farm by-products, aided by locally available indigenous microorganisms instead of herbicides and pesticides. Natural farming can result in more nutrient-rich agricultural products with higher productivity and minimum cost/labor by maximizing nature’s potential.
CITYNET has invited experts from the renowned J. Farming Institute in Korea, including the Founder and Chairman J. Han Kyu, who originally introduced Natural Farming in 1967, to provide intensive NF training.
The training seminar will provide government officials and NF practitioners in the Philippines with the valuable opportunity to discuss the status, challenges, and achievements of sustainable agriculture in the Philippines and stimulate discussion on the practical aspects of converting to organic natural farming.
Please see the full schedule below and contact Toby Roycroft at programs1[at]citynet-ap.org for more details.