Solutions Scaling up Agroecology: We are now Collaborator of the PANORAMA platform

We proudly joined the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet initiative by UNEP, UNDP, GIZ, IFOAM – Organics International, IUCN and Rare, as new collaborator. Since a few weeks, the PANORAMA platform features the policy solutions that we identified and awarded with our unique Future Policy Award, the first international prize celebrating laws and policies that create better living conditions for current and future generations. In 2018, the World Future Council awarded with its Future Policy Award exemplary policies that scale up agroecology, contribute to the protection of life and livelihoods of small-scale food producers, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement climate resilient agricultural practices, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IFOAM – Organics International.

The “100% organic state” Sikkim, in India, won this year’s “Oscar for best policies”, beating 51 nominated policies from 25 countries. Policies from Brazil, Denmark and Quito (Ecuador) took home Silver Awards. Honourable Mentions were given to programmes from Los Angeles (USA), Ndiob (Senegal) and to Kauswagan (Philippines), whilst this year’s Future Policy Vision Award went to the path-breaking TEEBAgriFood Initiative. Find out more about the winning policies on the PANORAMA platform, for instance read the beautiful personal story from Ms Mala Sherpa, who is living in the village of Bul, in the 100% organic state Sikkim in India, our Future Policy Gold Award winner, at: https://bit.ly/2U1wXkG    

The Future Policy Award 2018 was organized in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IFOAM – Organics International, with the support of the Sekem Group (Egypt), DO-IT – Dutch Organic International Trade and Green Cross International. A festive Award Ceremony was held on 15th October 2018, during World Food Week 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.