Chula Right Livelihood Summer School 2021


October 19, 2021

Achieving Food Security by Students’ Activism,

Food Citizenship and Community Enterprises

Organized by Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summers School CURLS 2021 in partnership with: Right Livelihood College Bangkok ,Chula Students’ Council Executive Committee, Connecting the Commons (CTC), Innovation Network International (INI), Thai Health Food Program Project, Heinrich Böll Foundation Southeast Asia, Earth Trusteeship Working Group (ETWG), Navdanya International, New Zealand Center for Environmental Law, Common, Home of Humanity (CHH), Towards Organic Asia (TOA), CUSRI, and more.

CURLS 2021 intends to be an exploratory starting point towards a students’ driven food activism- food citizenship- and food community- movement in a long-term perspective.

Students from Chulalongkorn University played an important roles as student activist aiming for a green campus- this implies the participation of universities (and schools) in the co-creation of fair and sustainable food systems. Food systems depend on urban-rural collaboration. Students are co-responsible citizens for guaranteeing inclusive food security for present and future generations. Food security should be understood in the framework of addressing climate emergency and multi-stakeholder collaboration towards ecosystem and bio-diversity restoration. Organic agriculture, regenerative farming, permaculture and agro-ecology are methods that transform food systems from causing climate change to practices of “healing the Earth”. This requires social entrepreneurship in a spirit of community, respecting the dignity of rural producers and environmental caretakers as well as engaged urban citizens of all standings.

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