In the framework of the international RLC workshop (below), the RLC Bonn and the City of Bonn organised a public panel discussion with
- Helmy Abouleish, SEKEM, Egypt (“Alternative Nobel Prize” 2003)
- Markus Arbenz, IFOAM – Organics International, and
- Gerhard Weber, Chamber of Industry and Commerce Bonn/Rhine-Sieg.
The panelists talked about sustainable food production and organic agriculture as one competitive solution for the environmental, social and food security challenges of the 21st century. They shared their vast expertise and experiences and elaborated on how to successfully integrate local sustainable food production into globalised markets, on challenges and obstacles as well as their personal motivation.