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Kiwi part of International Team to WSSD

Kiwi part of International Team to WSSD

Senior lecturer from UNITEC, Brendan Hoare, will be part of the five people International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement’s (IFOAM) team to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).

Mr. Hoare who is also the co-convenor of the Organic Federation of Aotearoa New Zealand (OFANZ), believes that while New Zealand’s ten year preparation for the Summit is poor, the growth and development of Organics internationally means that it is now a power to be reckoned with.

“The international Organics community is united and clear that sustainability is inherently Organic. We bring to the WSSD real alternatives for a sustainable environment management, economic and human development.”

Organics’ internationally global market was US $11bn in 1997. It is expected that this will reach US $100bn by 2006.”

‘The most exciting aspect of our growth is that projects range from managing urban streets, schools and local small scale production to large extensive farms and bio-conservation projects. The research and science surrounding Organics is exciting and groundbreaking”

“ Organics as we know it today may not hold all the answers, but it is the only real proven solution we have to work with to solve land based sustainable development issues.”

Mr Hoare leaves for IFOAM’s international conference in Canada on Friday 16 August. He will then move to the WSSD till its conclusion. He will be corresponding regularly via email and be offering an international perspective to New Zealand’s performance at the WSSD.

Brendan Hoare
Ph 64 9 854321 x 7294 for Thursday 15 August 2002
Ph 64 9 832 89 86 (Home) Friday till 2.00pm.

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