Agriculture provides food for human beings and acts as a bio-cultural link between people and nature. It also, however, has led to the key ecological and social problems of our age. Hence, promoting ecological agriculture helps build community resilience in supporting sustainable living.
- With local communities, we explore ways of integrating traditional wisdom with ecological agriculture, supporting community mutual help through learning, innovation and local joint actions, and improving the ecology of rural environment.
- We promote community-based biodiversity conservation (including traditional crop varieties), also fostering exchange among government departments, researchers and communities in rural ecological restoration.
- We facilitate the young generation of farmers and young rural returnees in reflecting on the value of farming and the agrarian lifestyle, as well as building mutual help networks to support their practices of ecological farming, so that rural living can become an option for young people.
- We build urban-rural mutual help networks, promoting community-supported agriculture (CSA) and the development of farmers’ markets. We also support educational activities on food and agriculture to broaden the public’s understanding of the multifunctionality of agriculture.