Polish Ecological Club Maria Staniszewska. Polish Coalition to Support Organic Agriculture for Successful Implementation Sustainable Rural Policy. Polish alternative – development organic agriculture. Helps economy – employment for more people Helps health – more food without chemicals
Polish Coalition to Support Organic Agriculture for Successful Implementation Sustainable Rural Policy
The Polish Ecological Club (PEC), Gliwice Chapter initiated the creation of the Polish Coalition to Support organic Agriculture in 1998 to have a tool which help us impact on rural policy. The Coalition’s members include 22 non-governmental organisations, research institutions and organic food and farming associations. PEC Gliwice acts as the umbrella organisation for the Coalition and its President and Secretariat are located in Gliwice.
Promotion organic agriculture by develop common initiatives
As part of Friends of the Earth PKE Gliwice provides campaign ‘Food and Farming: Time to Choose!’ in Poland. The main event of the campaign in 2003 was international conference ‘EU Accession and Agriculture: Making CAP work for People and Environment’ 7-8 November and CAPacity Building seminar on 6 November in Krakow. These events were very important for strengthening discussion on CAP reform, as well as CAP impact on agriculture in accession countries.
Preparation to the Kiev conference “Environment for Europe” where PKE Gliwice representatives participated due to the common project with Agrolink Bulgaria. Both organisations prepared common statement on agriculture impact on biodiversity and environment that was presented during Round Table of the Kiev conference. The Statement received strong support from NGOs from Accession countries, EU countries as well as other European countries. During this project also very interesting brochure with analyse of agriculture policy in Poland and Bulgaria was prepared.