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Presented By: Sangwan (Noi) Sampa

Event: ECHO Asia "Improving Lives" Agriculture & Community Development Conference (2017-10-04)

Why is local food important? We will discuss a few topics related to local food: 1) Right now, local food is a trend that includes a focus on super foods, clean food, and supplements. 2) Local food touches on food sovereignty. Do we have a choice of what we eat? 3) Indigenous plants are still being used and are important in people’s diets. 4) For all their benefits and historical uses, indigenous foods are not withouth their problems. We will discuss why indigenous plant usage is being reduced or becoming rare. 5) We will end by discussing about how do we preserve and use indigenous plants?