Wednesday, January 25, 2017


IofC Canada’s Peter Heyes attends Farmers' Dialogue in Cambodia


Battambang, Cambodia, November 30, 2016-- It’s a win-win situation for all concerned. Long-time IofC Canada member Peter Heyes from Sturgeon County, Alberta, spends eight months a year in South East Asia, supporting the work of IofC, and being a friend and mentor to thousands in Cambodia where he established an ongoing dental program that brings volunteer Canadian dentists to provide services for the poor.

Last year, he attended the meeting in Cambodia of Farmers' Dialogue, a program of IofC that empowers an international network of grassroots farmers to solve the problems of feeding the world while caring for the environment and getting a fair return for their work.

Farmers from Australia, Canada, Europe and Asia attended the gathering.

“Each morning, one hour was dedicated to sharing inspiring experiences of personal change and inviting all the participants to experience 15 minutes of quiet time, as a source of inspiration,” reports Peter.

“Through speeches, panel discussions, quiet times, family sharing, open space and planning for the future, great meals and relaxing times together, along with lots of planning and hard work by volunteers, people went home feeling happy because they had been given a chance to come together to talk about agriculture in Cambodia and other parts of the world,” he said.

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