Thursday, June 19th and Saturday June 21st
Coordinator and Moderator: Jacqueline Haessig Alleje
Location: Chamber of Commerce Sala Panini
Simultaneous translation available: Italian
| 11.15 - 11.30 am
11.25 - 12.15 pm
| International Cooperation & Fairtrade:|
Meskelo [pdf 11KB] - Ethiopian Honey Project
Valdιs [pdf 15 KB] - Experiences of the International Cooperatives Sin Fronteras (CSF)
Prampolini [pdf 14KB] - Chico Mendes Cooperative, Modena
Henderson [pdf 22KB], Mandelbaum Bringing Fairtrade home to the U.S.
Michael Sligh - Meeting our Organic Vision - Social, Economic and Environmental Justice
12.15 - 13.15 pm
Cittadini et al.[pdf 17KB]- Agroecological Production, Food Security and Social Inclusion
MandelBaum [pdf 10KB] - Migration, Labor and Organic Agriculture
Escobar [pdf 22KB], Mera, Hurtado Process of socio-economical transformation in Trujillo, Colombia, from the adoption of O.A.
Sciurano [pdf 13KB], Integrated project in O. A. and fair trade in Jenin Palestine
Goessinger K. [pdf 14KB], Freyer B., Corporate Social Responsibility and Organic Farming Experiences in Austria
14.30 - 15.15 pm
|Ethical values establishing - maintaining - marketing |
Zander Hamm [pdf 23KB]- Communication of Ethical Values in O. A.
Kabourakis [pdf 10KB], Vassiliou, Papadopoulos - Ethical concerns and traceab ility in conventional and organic olive oil chains
Padel [pdf 13KB] - Ethical concerns associated with organic food in Europe
15.20 - 16.05 pm
Leu [pdf 10KB]- Fairtrade in organic products, the need for equivalence
Fuerst [pdf 10KB], Mesh - Implementing social standards in organic certification
ICEA - certification
16.30 - 17.40 pm
AIAB - AIAB for social Agriculture
VanElsen [pdf 14KB], Di Iacovo, Hassinik - Social Farming as a perspective for organic farms in Europe
Di Iacovo [pdf 10KB] - Social Farming and organic farming: a different perspective for multifunctional agriculture in Italy
17.00 - 18.00 pm
|Conclusion Remarks in preparation of the Social Justice Saturday afternoon session|
Esquivel [pdf 10KB], Revelo, Nocholls, Escobar:
Methodological proposal for use indicators in the evaluation production systems of reserves of society civil in the Cocha
|Saturday, June 21th, 2008:|
Organic Agriculture and Social Justice
Open Forum for Discussion and Action Planning
|Pages and books can be filled about the underlying principles of organic agriculture, how they have guided its evolution and development into a myriad of organic agriculture production systems which reflect the ethical, ecological and economical values and concerns towards a sustainable development. To further strengthen the conceptual and practical work of the international organic movement IFOAMS active membership has developed the four principles of organic agriculture which are guiding our work since 2005, namely the principles of health, ecology, care and fairness.
Social Justice plays an important role in organic agriculture. In the program of the IFOAM Organic World Congress a whole day is dedicated to present examples of social justice related topics in organic agriculture and how organic agriculture deals with international cooperation, fairtrade, socio economic impacts, ethical trade, standards and other topics. It is the wish of the Program Steering Committee and many contributors to this module to provide for an open space and time to discuss theories and strategies in the context of social justice and social farming.
The preparation of this Open Forum will be done based on the outcomes and recommendations of the Social Justice Module during which propositions, ideas and recommendations for strategies and networking possibilities to strengthen the organic movements actions can be put forward by any author or participant. Anybody is invited to participate in this process with separate written contributions and by participating in the Saturday session. The aim of this Open Forum Session is to critically analyse the different theories and strategies, to find ways of networking and strengthening the organic movement rather than to establish a wish list geared towards the GA of IFOAM which is taking place right after the OWC. We are proposing to make use of the OWC as a platform of exchange of ideas and experiences leading to new insights and strategies as the active members worldwide are the source of inspiration and diversity leading the way to the worldwide adaption of organic agriculture.