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Sikkim Wins FAO’s Future Policy Gold Award for World’s First 100% Organic Farming

 

 

Sikkim Wins FAO’s Future Policy Gold Award for World’s First 100% Organic Farming: Details, Achievement, About

Indian northeast state Sikkim has won United Nation Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award (Gold Prize) for its achievement in becoming the world’s first totally organic agriculture state.

Sikkim achieved the feat by leaving behind other 51 nominees from around the world for the award.

Policies from Brazil, Denmark and Quito (Ecuador) were granted with jointly Silver Awards.

Sikkim is the first organic state in the world and all farmlands in the state are certified organic. State’s policy approach reaches beyond organic production and has proven transformational for its citizens. It has successfully upscale agroecology.

About Future Policy Gold Award

Future Policy Gold Award honor exceptional policies adopted by political leaders who have decided to act, no longer accepting widespread hunger, poverty or environmental degradation.

Future Policy Gold Award is nicknamed the “Oscar for best policies”. Earlier, was honored for policies combating desertification, violence against women and girls, nuclear weapons and pollution of the oceans.

Future Policy Gold Award-2018 was based on the central focus of agroecology policies and was co-organised by FAO, World Future Council (WFC) and IFOAM-Organics International.

Agroecology has the potential to increase farmers’ earnings and make farms more resilient to climate change as erratic rainfall and extended dry periods hamper food production.

About UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO is a specialized agency of UN that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Its parent organization is UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Established: 16 October 1945, Canada

Headquarter: Rome, Italy

Head: José Graziano da Silva (2018)

Members:  194 member states, along with the European Union (Member Organization)


 

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