THE 4TH ASIAN ORGANIC RICE CONFERENCE
Organized by the Korean Federation of Sustainable Agriculture Organizations (KFSA), Goesan County and IFOAM Asia, the 4th Asian Organic Rice Conference will be held in Goesan County, Chungbuk Province in South Korea, from Oct 2nd to Oct 3rd, 2014.
The Asian Organic Rice Conference has developed from the annual exchanges among organic rice farmers in China, Japan and Korea as the farmers realized the importance in sharing their knowledge on organic rice production and techniques with other farmers in Asia.
The theme of the 4th Asian Organic Rice conference will focus on the importance of family farmers/small-holder farmers in organic rice production who have carried on with the values of traditional farming, bio-diversity and environmental protection.
Topics of the Paper Call
Case studies of organic rice production by family farmers/small-holder farmers related to the following topics:
Biodiversity Food security Climate change Community building
Environmental preservation Seed saving and exchange Preservation of the values of traditional farming
Format of Papers /Submission Deadline
- WORD format, maximum 4 pages / a brief cv of the author, with contact numbers and emails
All papers must be submitted to IFOAM Asia by May 30th, 2014. Email: ifoam.asia [at] gmail.com / kfsa [at] kfsao.org
Selection of the Papers
All papers will be reviewed by a special committee and the selected authors will be notified by June 30th, 2014.
Benefits for Selected Authors
- A round trip flight ticket (economy class) - All local costs (accommodation, food & meals) covered
- No charges for field trip
Please note that the costs of only one author per paper will be covered by the organizers.
Korean Federation of Sustainable Agriculture Organizations (KFSA)/ Goesan County /IFOAM Asia
For more information, please contact the IFOAM Asia Secretariat:
Jennifer Chang / ifoam.asia [at] gmail.com