|By PR Newswire||
|September 16, 2012 04:01 AM EDT||
LEGAU and BONN, Germany, September 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
As patron of the 3rd international One World Award (OWA), IFOAM honors organic pioneer Ana Primavesi for her decisive role in promoting organic agriculture in Brazil and Latin America. The scientist and activist authored important text books and still lobbies actively for organic cultivation today at the age of 92. "Without Ana Primavesi, the organic world would be deprived of several insights into the relationship between a healthy soil and a humane agriculture," says Markus Arbenz, Managing Director of IFOAM. Deeply moved, Ana Primavesi expressed her gratitude for receiving the award and stressed the importance of organic cultivation for the preservation of soil fertility and for agriculture in general as well as for the protection of food security. The award would inspire her to dedicate herself whole-heartedly to organic agriculture also in the future.
Nacianceno M. Pacalioga Jr. from the Philippines received the OWA award. The OWA jury recognized his visionary commitment and his impressive achievements in promoting organic agriculture and the sustainable, rural development of the municipality of Dumingag and its associated 44 villages. Deeply moved he accepted the 25,000 Euro prize check that was donated by Rapunzel Naturkost. For more information: http://www.one-world-award.de
Inspiring people to take initiative and follow such good examples was the motivation for Joseph Wilhelm, founder and Managing Director of Rapunzel Naturkost, to create the One World Award in 2008. "Even if many fellow human beings, big corporations and governments still try to ignore it: we definitely and ultimately sit in one and the same boat. There is only one world where we all live with the same rights and duties," emphasizes the German organic pioneer. On the occasion of a festive gala event he and guests from around the world paid tribute to the OWA laureates from the Philippines and Brazil as well as to the finalists from Turkey, India, Nicaragua and Cuba.
One World Award c/o Rapunzel Naturkost GmbH