With the successful hosting of the “ALGOA+4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy” in 2019, ALGOA has made great strides in forming global alliances across the world.
On Feb 6th, 2020, in Rome, Italy, ALGOA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Network of Eco-regions, supported by IFOAM-Organics International, IFOAM Asia, IFOAM EU, the Baltic Foundation of Lithuania and the Organic Food System Program for future cooperation.
In the same month, IFOAM Asia also signed a Memorandum of Agreement with New Taipei City, outlining the details of the establishment and activities of the ALGOA Center for Public Procurement (ACPP), marking the start of the expansion of ALGOA work through the establishment of specific Centers with partners in different countries in Asia.
On April 15th, 2020, the signers of the MoU in February invited other organizations such as Regeneration International, League of Organic Municipalities, Cities and Provinces of the Philippines (LOAMCP-PH), etc and in the ensuing discussions, the Global Alliance of Organic Districts (GAOD) was born.
ORGANIZATION OF GAOD
The Alliance activities started with the definition of the actions needed for the transformation to a truly sustainable future.
Seven working groups, open to contributions from all interested parties, have been identified:
|Work Group 1||Organic Districts Integrated Management|
|Work Group 2||Tourism and Gastronomy|
|Work Group 3||Regenerative/Organic Farming – Agroecology- Natural Resources Management and Energy production|
|Work Group 4||Food processing, distribution, consumption. Food and nutrition security, quality and health.|
|Work Group 5||Social issues: social agriculture, communities’ enforcement, Urban-Rural relations|
|Work Group 6||Communication|
|Work Group 7||Youth and Organic Agriculture|
GAOD PARTNERS MEETING: it is the place of discussion between the participants in the Alliance.
GAOD COORDINATION BOARD:
|Salvatore BASILE||IN.N.E.R. President|
|Jennifer CHANG||ALGOA Exec. Director, IFOAM Vice-President|
|Jostein HERTWIG||BERAS / OFSP|
|André LEU||RIGENERATION INTERNATIONAL, CEO|
|Karen PAPUSUA||IFOAM O.I. / SPC – Sustainable Pacific Community|
|Victoriano TAGUPA (Vic 1.0)||LOAMCP-PH|
|Anthony TAGUPA (Vic 3.0)||ALGOA|
|Cesare ZANASI||UNI BOLOGNA / IN.N.E.R.|
|Rachel YING||IFOAM ASIA|
|REPRESENTATIVES OF WORK GROUPS, INVITED BY THE COORDINATION FOR SPECIFIC MATTERS|
On August 12, 2020, the two co-presidents of GAOD have been appointed by the General Meeting Participants: Lee Cha Young, Mayor of Goesan County and President of ALGOA, Salvatore Basile, president of IN.N.E.R. www.gaod.online