Advocacy for Organic Agriculture is among the most critical aspects of
Growing Organic Sectors. The choices of policy makers and heads of
business are affected by advocacy, as are consumers and farmers.
Advocates appeal to individuals and organizations in all levels of
society. Many groups are actively engaged in formally advocating for
Organic Agriculture (read IFOAM's Positions). Advocacy can also happen
through informal everyday acts like purchasing food from a local
strategies aim to affect change at various levels- including
increasing community awareness, influencing law and policy making and
improving the government response. Arguments in Favor of Organic Agriculture
Global Action Network Page, A global community for organizations serving the public good. 'GAN-Net’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of multi-sector, global
networks to address urgent sustainability issues – social, economic,
Effective advocacy (Advocacy Tools, Advocacy and Lobbying Training Materials) incorporates both practical and strategic activities, many NGO
actions function on both of these levels simultaneously. Individual advocacy as well as larger scale formal advocacy of NGO's requires a strategy which is firm as well as diplomatic.