Young activists and entrepreneurs met for an organic pioneer dialogue at the Rapunzel Naturkost headquarters in April 2012, where they were given the opportunity to talk about Rapunzel and the future of organic with Joseph Wilhelm, founder and CEO of the company, as well as with sales director Andreas Wenning and fair trade scheme responsible Barbara Altmann. This series of pioneer dialogues, which started October 2011 with a meeting with Christian Hiss, CEO of Regionalwert AG, aims to create and maintain an inspiring dialogue between the Young Organics network and pioneers of the organic, fair trade and slow food movement. The next dialogue round will take place June 2, 2012, in Bonn at the Demeter Farm Gut Ostler with several pioneers of the organic movement, and IFOAM’s Executive Director Markus Arbenz.
With view to Rio+20, YO selected two young activists to be present at the conference, to connect with the global young agriculture and food movements. They will be writing updates on a blog, that will be launched soon.