The International Action Network "Organic can feed the planet" (Action Network) intends to position organic agriculture within the global debate on food security by providing evidence that the organic alternative is not just another way to produce commodities.


Expo Milano 2015 "Feeding the planet, Energy for life" is the Universal Exhibition that the city of Milan, Italy, hosts from 1st
May to 31st October 2015. Over this six-month period, more than 140 participating countries will showcase the best of their technology providing a concrete answer to a vital need: the ability to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium.

The International Action Network "Organic can feed the planet" (Action Network) intends to position organic agriculture within the global debate on food security by providing evidence that the organic alternative is not just another way to produce commodities; it is an innovative food and agricultural system that can feed the planet while safeguarding its biodiversity and resources.

The Action Network - initiated by FederBio (Italian Federation for Organic farming) and supported by IFOAM – Organics International, IFOAM EU, IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo, ISOFAR, Navdanya International and the Italian organic and biodynamic movements – aims to involve organic and like-minded associations and individuals in an extensive discussion on the role of organic agriculture in "Feeding the planet" debate.

In order to give high scientific backing to the discussions, the Action Network will involve organizations and individuals working in science, research and extension circles.

The objective:

The Action Network will outline the capacity of organic farming to feed a world of over nine billion people in 2050 and to meet the nutritional and economic requirements of its inhabitants, while conserving natural resources and mitigating the impact of agricultural activities on climate change.

The network consider organic agriculture as one of the most important food and agricultural innovations of the 20th century: " We want to involve and commit citizens in the promotion of organic farming as the model for future food production, based on the principles of Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care."

Timeframe:

On 16 May 2015, Federbio, IFOAM – Organics International, IFOAM EU, IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo, ISOFAR, the Italian organic and biodynamic movements and Navdanya International (represented by its President, Vandana Shiva) organised a public presentation of the Action Network at EXPO Milan 2015.

In June, the objectives of the Action Network will be presented during a press conference.

From June to September 2015, the consultation activities – online and face-to-face events – will be organized according to the availability of our host (Bologna Fiere and the Biodiversity Park) and of the Action Network members and invitees.

In September 2015, the finalized position document "Organic can feed the planet" will be presented publicly during an event organized in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.

How to join the Action NetworkOrganiccanfeedtheplanet

 
To join the Action Network you need to fill out the online form or send an email to the following address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please indicate the organization name and contact details of a reference person. The forum's secretariat will send you all necessary information for you to be able to take part in the Action Network's initiatives.

 

See the constitutional document of this action network.