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Who is behind it all?
The fact that we all live in ONE world inspired Joseph Wilhelm, German organic pioneer and Managing Director of Rapunzel, to establish this international award. Rapunzel works along the principle - organics with love and was founded 40 years ago. Rapunzel sources its organic and fair trade raw materials worldwide. Inspired by the experience and success of its pioneering Hand in Hand fair trade program, Joseph Wilhelm and Rapunzel established the OWA initiative.
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With the IFOAM Organics International, the global umbrella organization of organic agriculture, the OWA has found an ideal partner and patron. IFOAM represents more than 700 membership organizations and institutions in more than 100 countries around the world (for more information: www.ifoam.org). The coordinator of the OWA initiative is Bernward Geier (COLABORA – lets work together) who served as IFOAM Director for 18 years.
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