Friday, 19 August 2011

Farmer to Farmer Talking Tour - Venezuela



There are 5 places only available on this unique farmer-to-farmer talking tour that has been specifically designed for Australian farmers interested in food sovereignty and natural farming practices.

The tour provides an incredible opportunity for Australian farmers to share their ideas and thinking about sustainable agriculture. Australian farmers will also learn about the amazing journey of Venezuelan farmers, now recognised as leading the world in achieving food sovereignty. 

Top 10 Terrific Tour experiences farmers will have! 

  1. Meeting small scale farmers who are supported by the government to farm chemical free; 
  2. Working with farming communities who recognise the possibilities of a farmer-led better world; 
  3. Eating, sleeping and living with the Venezuelan farmers on their farms and in their communities; 
  4. Getting Venezuelan dirt on your hands as you work side by side with Venezuelan farmers in their fields, on their rivers and with their animals; 
  5. Having your ideas and thinking valued and treasured by Venezuelan farmers and their communities;
  6. Being with a small group of like-minded farmers keen to share and learn together; 
  7. Seeing how government policy and farmer solidarity translates into real action to create an alternative food system without the influence from multi nationals and agribusinesses; 
  8. Appreciating the sharing qualities of the Venezuelan farmers who put the needs of others before their own; 
  9. Daily reflection and sharing facilitated by one of Australia’s leading agroecologists /soil scientists, Alan Broughton;
  10. Building authentic, global, farmer relationships and solidarity. 
Number of places: 5 ONLY 
Duration of tour: 17 days
Date of tour: 9 April to 25 April (in country)
Cost: $ 2,200
Price includes:  
All in country transportation, beginning and ending in Caracas
All accommodation – small hotel and farm stay (based on shared double room)
3 meals a day
Tour leaders and 3 bi-lingual translators
Preparatory reading materials
Facilitated information and review sessions
All programme activities

Not included in price:
International air flights
Travel and medical insurance
Departure taxes and excess baggage
Personal spending money
Alcoholic drinks

For bookings and more information contact:
Dianne James
Reciprocity
Email: diannejames@reciprocity.com.au

There are 4 projects that will be the major focus of this Talking Tour. For more information go to: Food Sovereignty Venezuela

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