Organic Champions Honored at the One World Award

The 2021 international One World Award (OWA) was successfully held virtually, with the event live streamed from Legau, Germany. The OWA honours people and their projects that make the world a better place; dedicated people who give positive and innovative examples of globalisation - people who make the future worth living. At the same time IFOAM - Organics International honors persons who have dedicated their lives to promoting organic, with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

The vibrant virtual ceremony kicked off with a welcome message from Joseph Wilhelm, the initiator of the One World Award and Managing Director of Rapunzel Naturkost and Peggy Miars, the President of IFOAM - Organics International. They both stressed the need to continue supporting sustainable and innovative initiatives from all over the world; a statement that was echoed in a keynote address from German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller.

We got to also meet all the five winners of the OWA: Arava Institute (Israel), Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda (Mexico), Global Ecovillage Network (International/Scotland/Germany), Sustainable Agriculture (Tanzania) and Organic Denmark (Denmark).

Organic Denmark became the Grand Prix winner and were awarded 25,000 euros in recognition of their work in creating a political ecosystem that is supportive or organic in Denmark and Europe at large.

Paul Holmbeck and Helle Borup Friberg from Denmark are the key personalities behind the success story of Organic Denmark

The Executive Director of IFOAM - Organics International, Louise Luttikholt, presented the Lifetime Achievement award of IFOAM - Organics International to Tomoko and Yoshinori Kaneko from the Shimosato farm in Japan. The couple have for 40 years championed the organic agriculture movement in Japan and inspired a whole village to adopt organic.

The Kanekos at their farm

Congratulations to all the winners!

Organic in Public Danish Kitchens and Private Eateries

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