The Track Committee, of which WFTO is a member, calls for papers that are elaborating on these thoughts. There will be 12 sessions over the three days. Each session will have 3-4 oral presentations and 3 poster presentations. The Track Committee will screen received papers and invite selected speakers that are committed to participate in the OWC 2017.
Submission Requirements:Submissions should be full papers of at least two, but no more than four, A4 pages. The deadline for submission is September 30th, 2016.More at: https://owc.ifoam.bio/2017/submit-paper
You are invited to present a paper or pass this message on to people you think they are interested.
Themes of the sessions:
- Markets as engines of growth for the farmers in the organic and fair trade movements
- Alliances of organic and fair trade for sustainable market development
- Small is beautiful – success stories of farmers markets
- Local market vs export market
- Engagement with consumer and consumer organizations (or other networks of the civil society) to promote the organic and fair trade markets.
- Fair pricing and profit sharing along the supply chain from producer to retailer
- Use of modern communication technologies to shorten the supply chain from the producer to the consumer
- Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) – strengthening the grass root organic movement
- Innovations in PGS – wild harvest, processing & trade
- Case studies of further alternatives to conventional certification systems for organic and fair trade
- Opportunities and challenges in third party certification systems
- The future in integrity and trust building