Dear friends of the One World Award, we are pleased to present you in this brochure the winners of the 4th One World Award (OWA). During the last years, the OWA that is granted by Rapunzel and the International Federation of Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) has established itself as an important award within the organic movement.
This might be due to the fact that injustice and “hotspots” are on the rise in our globalized world. Africa, our neighboring continent to the South and the “Near East” that seems to come closer and closer are especially affected by this development. Unbearable living conditions force growing numbers of people to flee their home countries. Our efforts to protect our prosperous “Island Europe” from the refugees appear more and more ridiculous and futile in this context. The situation will not improve as long as the economic, social and religious causes for the tragic developments will not be dissolved but only repaired and smothered. Against this background, the OWA goals become increasingly meaningful: motivating people to work for a more humane globalization where the advantages are evenly distributed amongst the nations.