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New Collaborator Adds Solutions Scaling up Agroecology


27 mars 2019 Lena Seebald
FPAFuture Policy Award
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Recently the World Future Council Foundation joined the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet initiative as new collaborator. As of today, the PANORAMA platform will feature policy solutions that the World Future Council Foundation identified and awarded with its 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. The winners demonstrate that with adequate policies the transition towards sustainable agriculture and food systems can be achieved, a transition that ensures healthy food for all, that overcomes social and economic inequalities and protects our environment, climate and biodiversity. Find out more about the winners here.

 

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