29-30 August 2022
Maetha Community, Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Learning Process:
|29 August 2022|
|09.00-10.00||– Knowing oneself and knowing others|
|10.00-12.30||– Where are we in the food system?|
– Personal reflection on the success and unsuccess
|13.30-17.00||Problem Tree Analysis|
|19.00-20.30||Documentary on Seeds and Food|
|30 August 2022|
|08.30-9.30||Preparation for Presentation|
|09.30-12.00||Presentation on Personal Vision and Mission|
|13.00-14.30||The Future Collaboration|
|14.30-15.30||Wrap-up and Feedback|
This is one of the first gathering among young farmers in Thailand, after 2-years COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The young farmers have been working in their community and their project area for production, distribution, and consumption sector. Many of them produce the organic food and preserve local seeds, and some of them work with the community as a supporter and establishing social enterprise.
|1. Ms. Kassirin Paiboon||Alternative Agriculture Network (AAN)|
|2. Mr. Amnauy Niyompainiwet||Young Farmer from Nong Tao Community|
|3. Ms. Mathana Aphaimool||Young Farmer from Maetha Community|
|4. Mr. Aphisak Kamphen||Young Farmer from Maetha Community|
|5. Mr. Sarawoot Vongkawin||Young Farmer from Maetha Community|
|6. Ms. Sriphrae Duang-Kaew-Ruen||Young Farmer from Maetha Community|
|7. Mr. Yutthisak Yuen-Noi||Young Farmer from Maetha Community|
|8. Mr. Anocha Parameesak||Young Farmer from Lamphun Province|
|9. Mr. Pongsakorn Kawichai||Farmer Supporter from Maejo University|
|10. Ms. Jaruwan Sopolrai||Young Farmer from Ubon Ratchatani Province|
|11. Mr. Boommi Charikhruea||Young Farmer from Ubon Ratchatani Province|
|12. Ms. Kamuengnuch Wongyen||Young Farmer from Ubon Ratchatani Province|
|13. Ms. Tongtip Phumiwong||Young Farmer from Roi-Et Province|
|14. Mr. Sompong Woragool||Young Farmer from Chon Buri Province|
- Learning from the local wisdoms or experienced people in the community.
- Gaining more ideas and collaborative works.
- Building a group or a network of like-minded people.
- Sharing and learning about tools and methods for systemic thinking, logical thinking, and food for change concepts.
- Visiting and learning from Maetha community.
The participants were divided into 3 small groups, to shared and discussed about the food system about the production, distribution, and consumption to understand the big picture of the system and the connectivity of the different key factors such as the monocrop and the industrial farm, including the agriculture laws and regulations are the cause of the problems, and contribute to the global warming.
The corporate tried to monopolize food in the markets by the using mechanism of mass production and modern trade.
The consumers, particularly the people in the urban area, are taken by the corporate control and the influence of the media. So, the impacts are changing food culture from local food to fast food, causing massive food loss and food waste, lack of food security & nutrition, creating health issues such as the NCDs, and etc.
After the sharing and discussion on the current food systems, the participants tried to identify their work and their positioning in the foods system. The group found that everyone is a part of if the complex systems, and it is important that they are playing in the different sectors and working closed-loop in the food systems.
Later the participants worked on the problem tree to analyze the core problem, the causes of the problem, and the impacts.
The process of problem tree analysis
- Analyze the situation and identity the problems, then select the main problem.
- Identify the causes and effects of the problem.
- Categorize the causes of the problem.
- Transform the “Problem Tree” to “Solution Tree”
- Consider and select an appropriate approach for the problem solving.