About this talk

The implementation of locally-based agroecology practices can contribute to achieving global food sovereignty. Food sovereignty entails sustainable agricultural practices that encompass the social, environmental, cultural, and behavioral aspects of our lives. The initiative carried out by the Center for Agricultural Education and Training (or Yayasan Sintesa) in Asahan Regency, Indonesia, is a successful example of implementing locally-based agroecology practices. The implementation of locally based agroecology practices aligns with the principles of food sovereignty. It not only ensures food security but also supports sustainable agriculture, local economies, cultural preservation, health, and social justice. By adopting an agroecological approach, we not only mitigate environmental impacts but also move closer to achieving food sovereignty. This project not only contributes to improving soil health and achieving better crop yields but also promotes biodiversity conservation and reduces reliance on harmful chemicals. This talk will identify the factors of the project’s success.


Speaker & Moderator

Speaker:Andry Anshari

Andry currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Agricultural Education and Training (Yayasan Sintesa), an organization in North Sumatra, Indonesia that focuses on rural development and empowering marginalized communities to have sovereignty in social, economic, and political aspects. Andry is also a Master’s student in Political Science at the University of Sumatera Utara with a keen interest in the study of agrarian politics and a researcher from the Center for Agrarian and Peasant Rights Studies (PUSKAHAP) Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Sumatera Utara.

Moderator: Alfikri Muliadi

Alfikri is one of SEACHA youth alumni. As an islander who comes from Banyak Island, off the west coast of Aceh Province, he has been helping his local creative business community. Now he is living in Thailand to pursue his undergraduate education in Bachelor of Arts in English Communication program.

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