In the past couples of years, China has seen large numbers of farmers migrating to the cities for a better life, leaving millions of left-behind children and aged people in the rural villages. Village communities are falling apart. On the other hand, cities are troubled by pollution and food scandals. Fred Yang believes sustainable farming can be a new model to help both communities.
Fred was born in the Western Hunan mountains in China. He moved to Shanghai as an adult before returning to his home town to be a farmer. He is the founder of Rainbows of Hope, an initiative hoping to bridge the rural and urban communities in China.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx