Towards Organic Asia (TOA) has been working in collaboration with partners and networks in the Mekong region since 2011 with the support from CCFD (Phase I; 2011- 2014 and Phase II; 2015-2018). Its current phase is 2019-2022.
TOA envisions to achieve community spirit, economic sufficiency, and care for the earth through organic agriculture and agroecology. TOA works according to the four working areas, Training, Technology, Advocacy, and Youth, the major works that linked to organic agriculture and agroecology to achieve all the stated visions with all the stakeholders involved. These are tangible actions that can translate into TOA visions.
TOA is a collaborative platform of individuals and organizations from diverse backgrounds who work together at national and regional levels to strengthen organic agriculture/ agroecology in Asia. TOA focuses on organic agriculture/ agroecology as the heart of global transformation, as a network working for social transformation through goal alignments, our mission aims at strengthening a growing participatory network in Asia among diverse stakeholders, which will promote common understanding and cooperation in agroecology and social wellbeing. Furthermore, we hope to construct sustainable food systems which will have environmentally, socially, economically, and politically impacts.
The summarized vision of TOA into a diagram, to ensure that everyone has the same picture of what TOA has wanted to achieve with theirs partners. (Developed during the TOA Strategic Planning in November 2019)
TOA Goal and Expected Outcomes:
Training, education, and market: “Mindful Market” is implemented in the format that fits local context through the combined experience of TOA members and friends.
Technology, innovations, procedures, and practices: Exchange of Climate Resilience of organic farming/agroecology, technical and social innovations among participating member countries that are accessible to farmers.
Advocacy, awareness, and campaign: Public policy influences government policy for change in organic agriculture and agroecology that benefit food sector.
Next generation and youth: A new generation of young pioneering leaders are equipped with technical skill, knowledge, and values to sustain organic agriculture and agroecology, and serve as active guardians of the earth.