Interest in the Organic World Congress 2017 is now clearly booming, with requests for extension of time to produce papers and presentations. But most papers and presentations are already in, that’s the miracle, nearly one year prior to the event itself!
We had originally fixed September 30, 2016 as the last date for receiving PPTs from organic farmers across the world. However, this date had to be extended till 31st December, 2016 to accommodate many requests for additional time.
We have now reached the 31st December and it appears that we have already touched the requisite number of PPTs required for the OWC. In other words, if the OWC were being held today, we would have sufficient PPTs for each of the three halls dedicated to farmers presentations.
However, despite 31st December being the last date, we remain conscious that we should keep the window open for any high quality presentations that may still come in, particularly if we feel they would be of use to organic farmers. So we will continue to remain open to receiving presentations for a few more weeks.
Only those organic farmers who submit a PPT in the prescribed format of 20 slides or below (see the format on this website for further details) and who have an extraordinary story to tell will be considered for inclusion.
In the meanwhile, the presentation approval committee (PAC) of 12 organic farmers has been advising the Secretariat on the presentations that are good enough for presenting before the world organic farming community. A few PPTs have been sent back for improvements and we will now begin the process of translating them into 4 international and 8 Indian languages.
This is the first Organic World Congress in which presentations by organic farmers will outnumber the presentations in other categories including marketing and organic science research.
Please continue to write to us if you have any problems related to the OWC on the single email ID: email@example.com.