IFOAM produced a manual for establishing GMO free regions, with the main aim to safeguard organic seed production for organic agriculture. Schweissfurth Foundation funded the activities.
The target group of the manual are farmers, farm leaders and activists who are considering establishing a GMO free region, however not having the overview and are in need of assistance, guidance and good examples. As situations differ and the (political) process of establishing GMO free regions is highly dependent on human relations, the manual cannot give more than an overview or framework, acknowledging that the action has to be done ‘on the ground’. However the manual tries to be as complete as possible in the overview, giving potential for action for different people in different situations worldwide.
The manual can be purchased in the IFOAM bookstore.