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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

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Polish ecological club maria staniszewska

Polish Ecological ClubMaria Staniszewska

Polish Coalition to Support Organic Agriculture for Successful Implementation Sustainable Rural Policy


Polish alternative development organic agriculture
Polish alternative – development organic agriculture

  • Helps economy – employment for more people

  • Helps health – more food without chemicals

  • Helps environment – less of nitrogen leakage by:

  • Balancing arable land and number of livestock, defining by organic criteria

  • Reducing the massive flows of nitrogen in agriculture production

  • Encouraging variation in crop rotation

  • Providing proper management of the manure


Polish ecological club maria staniszewska

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.


Goals
Goals 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

  • in legislation

  • marketing

  • raise public awareness


Result after 5 years of activities is
Result after 5 years of activities is: 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.

  • The bill on organic agriculture which was passed on March 16, 2001 (Journal of law Nr 38, pos.452) and has been force after 6 months. The bill regulates means of production of agricultural products and their processing, their labelling as organic products and establishes an overall control system.

  • In 2002 the number of certified and converting farms in 2002 is 1997 with 53 515 ha. In last three years the amount of farms increased 300%.


Activities in 2003
Activities in 2003 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.

International activities:

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.


Activities in 20031
Activities in 2003 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.

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.


Nation wide activities
Nation-wide activities: 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.

  • PKE Gliwice provides Non-governmental Information Center about Organic Agriculture (the only one in Poland). Its main goals are: dissemination of information about organic agriculture, contacting farmers and certifying bodies, organising trainings for farmers (this year two trainings)

  • activities promoting localisation of food chain (one near Brodnica where are located two organic process plants - pasta and juices production - and several organic farms and second one near Kluczbork - with one cereal process plant and 6 organic farms. These examples will promote local organic food selling systems


Nation wide activities1
Nation-wide activities: 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 of pesticide alternatives: there will be prepared and disseminated brochure and leaflet about interactions between agriculture and environment

  • Preparing different materials on agricultural policy (leaflets, brochures). Our publications are now used by farmer’s advisory centres and other institutions working for rural areas.


Local activities
Local activities 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.:

  • co-operation with municipalities and districts on sustainable rural development. There were organised four training’s for rural leaders from rural municipalities surrounding Gliwice. The very important issue of the training were possibilities for sustainable rural development that brings EU accession (especially II pillar of CAP funds)

  • dissemination of materials