Objectives of the Work Group: Collect, organize and distribute all the relevant information related to the Organic Districts activity with the aim of promoting their development in relation to the relevant stakeholders (public, private and civil society organizations) including the general public.  Another relevant aspect related to this WG is the communication among the members of Organic Districts not only supporting the management but increasing the awareness and pride of being part of an Organic Districts. This plays an important role in increasing trust, collaboration and commitment within and Between the Organic Districts communities. The WG communication plays a strategic role for the GAOD success.



Salvatore BASILE 


Co-President GAOD, President of the International Network of Eco Regions (IN.N.E.R.), General Secretary of Cilento Bio-district. Agronomist, specialized in Agronics, informatics applied to agriculture, expert in sustainable management of territories and creation of local networks. Codified in 2004 the Bio-district model, starting from the “Cilento” territory experience, in the South of Italy (Campania Region). Responsible of planning and scientific activities in more than 20 International projects, speaker in various workshops, conferences, congresses, concerning Organic Farming, Agroecology and Social Farming.



Owner of Nordic Bio Group AS and Co-founder of Organic Waste Processing Company CJSC www.orwaco.am which is producing organic soil regeneration material by vermincomposting in Armenia. Much of the soil in the Caucasus and Eurasia is severely degraded and prone to desertification. Together with a group of eco agriculturalists, soil scientist, professionals from Savory Nordic Hub, BERAS International and OIKOS, Rolf has formulated the Multinational Soil Building Project. The MSB-project promotes the idea of creating holistic regenerative pilot farm projects in many countries, employing proven best practice. The MSB-project is also supported by “4per1000”. Regions having a culture with grazing animals like many countries in Africa, Caucasus and Eurasia are specially targeted. The prominent Soil Scientist Dr. Rattan Lal of Ohio State University, who is participating in the MSB-project group, is pointing out that “A mere two percent increase of  the carbon  content of the  plant’s soil could offset 100 percent of all greenhouse  gases going into the atmosphere”. The quickest way to achieve this and even negative carbon emissions, is through proven holistic regenerative grazing management on a large scale. At the same time of being a powerful climate measure, it will also provide nutritious food, good farm economy, sustainable employment and more. By joining the GAOD alliance we hope to open new international financing possibilities for pilot projects in a growing number of countries and regions.



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