Saving Farmland by Going Organic: Henan Province, China
Sustainable farming methods that eschew agrichemicals. Former consumer co-op worker Kawasaki Hiroto is promoting these techniques in a small village on the northern reaches of China's Yellow River. At 66 he visited over a hundred Chinese farms to promote the use of compost and cyclical farming methods, but to no avail. He was at his wits' end when he met Li Wei, a farm owner in Henan province who'd struggled with organic farming. Together they rebuilt his farm with sustainable techniques, sharing their experiences through social media and training courses.
Group picture of training participants at Xiaoliugu Farm
Kawasaki speaking at the Chengdu Agricultural Forum