IFOAM – Organics International has joined forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Future Council to celebrate exemplary legal frameworks and policies scaling up agroecology with the Future Policy Award 2018.
The Future Policy Awards celebrate policies that create better living conditions for current and future generations. Each year, the awards identify one topic on which policy progress is particularly urgent to raise global awareness for exemplary policies and speed up policy action. This year, the theme is agroecology. Scaling up agroecology is key to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. World Leaders and the UN General Assembly recognise the potential of agroecology to achieve healthy nutrition for all and to address social injustice, climate change and biodiversity loss.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for nominations from all over the world for best legal frameworks and policies scaling up agroecology that are inspiring, innovative and effective. These policies contribute to the protection of life and livelihoods of smallholders and family farmers, ensure sustainable and inclusive food production systems, implement sustainable agricultural practices that help conserve and enhance the natural resources base and strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change and also contribute to mitigation. The nominated legal framework or policy must be in existence for long enough to demonstrate its effective implementation and impact; deliver identifiable improvements; and taking into account systemic aspects such as sustainable use of resources, equity, and poverty eradication, reflecting a holistic and integrated perspective.
Submitting your nomination is easy:
2. Send the completed form to Ms Ingrid Heindorf at: fpa [at] worldfuturecouncil.org (f)pa [at] worldfuturecouncil.org by 15th May 2018 (Extended)
We are looking much forward to receiving your nomination!
ABOUT THE FUTURE POLICY AWARD
The Future Policy Award 2018 is convened by the FAO, the World Future Council, IFOAM-Organics International with the support of Green Cross International, DO-IT - Dutch Organic International Trade and Sekem Group (Egypt).
The winners of the 2018 Future Policy Award will be recognised in a formal ceremony with the participation of ministers, decision-makers and the media around World Food Week at FAO in Rome in October 2018.