Organic 3.0 | for truly sustainable farming & consumption - 2nd Edition
Agriculture is one of the leading factors in global issues of hunger, inequity, energy consumption, pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity and depletion of natural resources. And yet, the positive, multi-faceted environmental, social and economic benefits of a truly sustainable agriculture can contribute solutions to most of our world’s major problems. If mainstream agriculture were to adopt more organic practices and principles, the need for Organic 2.0 would cease to exist. Until now, though, organic has not been included - or inclusive - enough to contribute these solutions on a global scale. The Organic 3.0 concept seeks to change this, by positioning organic as a modern, innovative system which puts the results and impacts of farming in the foreground.
The overall goal of Organic 3.0 is to enable a widespread uptake of truly sustainable farming systems and markets based on organic principles and imbued with a culture of innovation, of progressive improvement towards best practice, of transparent integrity, of inclusive collaboration, of holistic systems, and of true value pricing.
Following the release of the discussion paper "Organic 3.0 for Truly Sustainable Farming and Consumption" at the Goesan International Organic Expo in October 2015, IFOAM - Organics International welcomed feedback from stakeholders all over the world as a way to further refine and improve the ideas contained in it.
The response was overwhelmingly positive with a variety of helpful suggestions, which have been incorporated to create the 2nd edition.
You can find the original discussion paper here.