The 2nd Asian Organic Youth Forum was held at the Conference Hall, Wisdom Bay, Baoshan District in Shanghai, China on June 22nd to 25th, 2017. For 3 days, 28 trainees from all over Asia were trained by the Academy Manager of the IFOAM Organics International Organic Academy, Mr. Konrad Hauptfleisch. Highlight from the event was the Meet the Organic Pioneers on the 25th, where the trainees were able to listen first-hand from the organic pioneers of Organic Agriculture in Asia:
“Transformation of a Village into Organic – The Shimosato Experience” by Yoshinori and Tomoko Kaneko, Japan Pioneer Organic Farmers
“Why I Become a Hansalim Farmer” by Kim Chan Mo, President of the Hansalim Farmers’ Association (South Korea)
“The Story of a Pioneer Biodynamic Farmer” by Sarvdaman Patel, Pioneer Biodynamic Farmer from India “
“My Story as an Organic Pioneer and the History of the Organic Agriculture Development in China” Zhou Zejiang, President of IFOAM Asia
On the 26th and 27th, the trainees went to different organic sites in the area, including Biofarm tours and Chongming Island farm visits.