Agroecology and Organic Leadership Course / Latin America 2013
(Spanish Brochure and Course Application for download below)
In 2012, IFOAM launched the OLC with great success in Asia and more recently in Europe. Due to the great response and high demand for leadership training around the world, IFOAM is now launching the courses for Latin America 2013 – 2014.
The objective of the Course is to train leaders in the region, to promote a common understanding and a shared vision of Agroecology and Organic Production.
Hence, the organic movement can grow and get more voices for the development of a true sustainable agriculture based on the Principles of Organic Agriculture: Ecology, Health, Fairness and Care.
Although the pioneers of the organic movement proposed philosophies, principles and practices since the 20s, Agroecology in Latin America arose in the 80s, as an alternative paradigm to the green revolution, but also, as a tool for social and political change. In addition to this, there is the heritage of our local cultures that knew how to manage their environment for food supply and spiritual needs, in a sustainable way.
Therefore, the OLC in Latin America takes place in a particularly complex dimension, but at the same time, holistic and integrated into the different approaches and philosophies.
For IFOAM, launching the OLC in Latin America represents an invaluable opportunity to support and strengthen leaders’ skills and facilitate the construction of networks of knowledge and wisdom exchange, of innovation and interaction, among the different stakeholders of the movement and the organic chain.