ORGANIC 3.0—the vision of the global organic movement and the need for scientific support


DOI: 10.1007/s13165-017-0177-7

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Arbenz, M., Gould, D. & Stopes, C. Org. Agr. (2017). doi:10.1007/s13165-017-0177-7


Organic 3.0 is the title of a vision and a strategy that the organic movement provides for the organic sector development. It is the result of a broad-based multi-stakeholder discussion from 2013 until 2016 under the lead of IFOAM - Organics International, the global organic umbrella. The process of its articulation has been supported by research and it became obvious that further strong research support is required to implement the Organic 3.0 strategies. This paper lays the foundation for deepened research and summarizes how the global organic movement sees its future developing under the title Organic 3.0, in which 1.0 marks the time of the organic pioneers and 2.0 the present situation and systems with certified organic agriculture that has an uptake of about 1% of global agriculture and food markets. Organic 3.0 aims at better contributing to solve challenges in the food chain such as healthy and affordable food for everyone, minimized environmental and food pollution, fairness for producers, high animal welfare, and efficiency in resource utilization. Organic 3.0 is characterized by its objective, a new organic positioning and six innovative features.


Organic 3.0 IFOAM - Organics International Organic agriculture research Organic movement 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IFOAM - Organics InternationalBonnGermany
  2. 2.EcoS ConsultancyNewburyUK

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