The Little Things: A Vancouver+Acumen Discussion of Small Scale Farming
Kitsilano Farmers Market | 12PM - 2PM
2690 Larch Street, Vancouver | View Map
In just 12 years, Vietnam cut the country’s malnutrition rate in half by investing in small scale farming, and poverty in the country plummeted from 58% in 1993 to 18% by 2006. Can this model be used for others around the world? Come join us for an afternoon at the Kits Farmers’ Market to find out.
About Vancouver+Acumen Salons
Each event hosts 20-25 people coming from all different backgrounds – graphic designers to bankers, non-profit founders to students… and of course, Vancouver+Acumen chapter volunteers. It’s about the exchange of new ideas between people from all walks of life who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
What is Acumen you ask? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-uhz0J3JTE&feature=youtu.be
How is Acumen investing in small scale farming? http://acumen.org/investment/kznoir/
Vietnam – a global role model? http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/05/world/can-family-farming-make-poverty-history/
14 benefits of small scal farming: http://www.farmingfirst.org/2015/09/14-ways-agriculture-is-reducing-poverty/FREE