The Thimphu Declaration: Leading the transition to 100% Organic

From March 5th to 8th over 100 participants from 30 countries gathered in Bhutan at the International Conference on Organic and Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems. Following the opening address by Minister Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests Bhutan, where the country’s commitment to 100 % organic was reaffirmed, the audience heard contributions from Pema Gyamtsho, Opposition leader in Bhutan, Andre Leu, IFOAM President, Vandana Shiva and Hans Herren, both Alternative Nobel Prize laureates from Navdanya and the Millennium Institute, to name but a few.

The conference closed with “The Thimpu Declaration” which can be found here in English and Spanish:

 
A number of workshops were also held here. The statement made by the Farming and Value Systems Workshop which was led by Andre Leu, IFOAM President, can be found here: