Organic 1.0 was started by our numerous pioneers, who observed the problems with the direction that agriculture was taking at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century and saw the need for a radical change.
Organic 2.0 started in the 1970s when the writings and agricultural systems developed by our pioneers were codified into standards and then later into legally-mandated regulatory systems.
Organic 3.0 is about bringing organic out of its current niche into the mainstream and positioning organic systems as part of the multiple solutions needed to solve the tremendous challenges faced by our planet and our species.
Manifesting Organic 3.0
Organic 3.0 forms from the top down and the bottom up: We work collectively toward a common framework that emerges out of the diversity of like-minded initiatives from around the world. IFOAM - Organics International and its network, while striving to unite these efforts, also leads with its own initiatives:
Great thanks are due to our partners from the Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network (SOAAN) who supported Phase Two of its work to achieve this new milestone and publish the Organic 3.0 booklet.
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Organic 3.0 is the second of SOAAN's products and is based on SOAAN's first major work, the Best Practice Guideline for Agriculture and Value Chains.
An integral part of Organic 3.0 is the Best Practice Community. Check it out here.