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OWC Logo gross The Organic World Congress (OWC) is the global forum for organic farming and organic agriculture. The grand event takes place from 9-11 November 2017 at the India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida, National Capital Region, India. Naturland is actively involved in several congress tracks.
The central task of this year's OWC is to contribute to strengthening the Indian and global eco-agriculture movement and to steer India's agricultural policy decisively and irrevocably toward organic farming. The motto of this year's congress is "An Organic World through Organic India".
Naturland at the OWC
A contribution to the main congress programme is the workshop jointly organized by Naturland and Demeter on the importance of social sustainability in ecological value chains. Here, Naturland partners such as Tea Promoters India, PDS Organic Spices and Fairtrade House dwp eG, together with Demeter and SEKEM, will discuss the organizations' different approaches to certification and communication of sustainability in a fishbowl debate. IFOAM director André Leu will moderate the workshop. The Naturland Association is represented by Managing Director Steffen Reese.
In the Main Track, in which lectures and panel discussions on the issue of the global spread of ideas and practices in organic farming are dealt with, Alexander Koch (Naturland International and Sustainability) is involved in a discussion on alternatives to the global food system. He will highlight the importance of standards and certification in the sustainable use of water in agricultural systems and the need for further action.
In the Farmers` Track, Naturland member PDS Organic Spices will share their experience with Farmers Research in developing locally adapted varieties and technologies. The Farmers` Track provides a forum to discuss the practical work of organic farmers. The marketing track is dedicated to topics such as Fairtrade, Solidarity Agriculture (CSA) and innovative marketing approaches. Here, Nora Taleb from the Naturland Fair Team will depict how the Naturland Fair certification combines organic and fair, and how farmers from the global north and south can benefit.

On the occasion of the OWC Naturland also invited its international members to an assembly.

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