I recently had the opportunity to interview Masahiko Yamada, formerly Japan´s Minister of Agriculture and now one of the country´s foremost food sovereignty activists. We met at an international Economics of Happiness Conference in Prato, Italy, where Yamada delivered a keynote speech about the birth of a new citizens’ movement to protect Japan´s food-crop heritage from corporate take-over. Keen to learn more, I ask Yamada for an interview before he departs Italy. With only an hour to spare, … [Read more...]
Anja Lyngbaek is Associate Programs Director for Local Futures. She is also co-founder and Programs Director of “Microcuenca del Rio Citlalapa” – a local NGO in Veracruz, Mexico focused on sustainable community development. She has co-founded a rural primary school with this in mind. Anja gives talks, holds workshops and teaches on a variety of subjects related to food and farming, localization and eco-technologies to children and adults. She currently lives on a small-holding in Mexico with her family.