FAO ORGANIZES MEETING ON ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized an International Conference on Organic Agriculture and Food Security in connection with the 33rd Session of the Committee on Food Security.
The Conference met from 3-5 May 2007, in Rome, Italy, and was organized in partnership with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, WWF and other organizations. The meeting identified organic agriculture's potential and limits in addressing the food security challenge, including conditions required for its success. Conference participants evaluated how organic agriculture can contribute to global, regional, national and household food security using the four dimensions of availability, access, stability and utilization for analytical reasons. Basic data, case studies and various ecological and economic models revealed the wealth of currently existing opportunities and challenges for global and local communities that need to be converted to concrete actions. Concluding the Conference, participants brought together findings and synthesized specific recommendations along the framework of the Right to Adequate Food.
Links to further information
FAO press release, 3 May 2007