Join us for a free one-hour educational call exploring food and farming, social movements and free trade in South Korea, hosted by Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy. Korean policy experts Christine Ahn (Korea Policy Institute, KPI) and Anders Riel Muller (Food First, KPI) will discuss some of the complex issues facing South Korean farmers and consumers today, including the impact of the US-South Korea free trade agreement (KORUS FTA), the largest and most comprehensive bilateral trade agreement to date, and the powerful social movements that are struggling for a sustainable food system in Korea.
In 2012, the Korean Women’s Peasant Association (KWPA) was awarded the Food Sovereignty Prize for promoting women’s rights and food and seed sovereignty in South Korea for more than two decades. Along with the Korean Peasants’ League (KPL), they’ve become a powerful voice in their communities and on the global stage, leading campaigns against the World Trade Organizations (WTO) and free trade agreements with the United States and European Union.
Foodand Farming in South Korea: Social Movements & Free Trade
Date: June 27, 2013
Time: 1:00pm PST / 3:00pm CST / 4:00pm EST
*Please call in right at start time
Call In Number: 1 (619) 326-2772
Participant Access Code: 182-9493
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