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The Gandhi of organic agriculture visits FiBL

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Bhaskar save (right) listens intently as FiBL Deputy Director Eric Wyss explains the intricacies of plant life in the FiBL orchard. Photo courtesy of: Aargauer Zeitung

Eighty-eight year old Bhaskar H. Save – known in India as the Gandhi of organic agriculture – visits with scientists at FiBL on September 23, 2010, during his first trip abroad.

Save’s strong interest in organic farming methods led him to visit FiBL, where Deputy Director Eric Wyss gave him a tour through FiBL’s orchards and laboratories.

A week prior to his visit, Mr. Save was in Germany where he received the “One World Award Lifetime Achievement Award” for being one of the earliest and most influential pioneers of the organic movement. With his impressive 60 years of organic farming experience, he has been able to inspire and motivate three generations of young Indian farmers to take up organic farming. Save exemplifies the power of “farmer to farmer” education and is rightly praised as “the living Gandhi of natural organic farming in India.”

The ONE WORLD AWARD recognizes people who demonstrate that globalization can indeed be more than the maximization of profits at the cost of the majority of the people around the world. The One World Award is supported by organic wholesaler Rapunzel and IFOAM – International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements – the international umbrella organization for the organic movement.

Source: One-World-Award.com

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The „One World Award“ (OWA) honors people with innovative projects and ideas who work courageously for a future worth living. This year, the jury awards the OWA to Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren, Rachel Agola and the Swiss Biovision Foundation. The „One World Lifetime Achievement Award“ goes to Bhaskar H. Save from India. The additional „One-World-„VIP“-Award“ is presented for the first time and will be received by the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Prof. Wangari Matu Maathai.