The “Haus der Bauern” foundation in Schwäbisch Hall supports freedom, cultural self-determination and social fairness for the agricultural and rural population in the Hohenlohe region, in Europe and beyond. It is modelled on Albert Schweitzer’s ethic: respect for life.
Agriculture by small farmers is an essential contribution to the production of food, the fight against hunger and poverty worldwide and the preservation of natural resources and living conditions. Nevertheless, small farmers are hardly represented in the societies of this earth; they are always among the poorest segments of the population. There is a lack of programs and measures to support rural development, to protect the rights and the indigenous knowledge of the native farming population.
The small farmers and the rural residents belong to the social group that is most affected by the effects of globalisation. Agricultural land, seeds and indigenous knowledge are increasingly being taken over and capitalised by the multinational corporations and are therefore being taken away from the rural societies.
Although 70 percent of the food worldwide is produced by small farmers, they have only 30 percent of the arable land. Since small farmers also use primarily organic farming methods for the regional supply of food, they contribute to the efficient use of resources and integrity of creation.
Together with other organisations and representatives, the “Haus der Bauern” foundation stands for the economical, social and cultural rights and needs of the rural population and small farmers.
Your Rudolf Bühler
Founder & Chairman
Unfortunately we had to cancel the IV World Organic Forum 2020. Considering the developments of the last days and weeks with regard to the Corona Pandemic, the cancellation of the event at that time retrospectively was definitely the right decision.
Representatives of 16 international regions (among them eco-model regions or organic model regions from Germany, regions/projects from North-Wales, Romania, India, Asia, Ghana, Zanzibar, Brazil) had confirmed their participation in the conference in order to gain impulses from the presentations, to discuss and present their region and to become part of the newly founded network of SDG regions. In a workshop, a grid for the validation of SDG regions was to be developed and at the conference the starting signal for the network of SDG regions and the cooperation over the following years was to be given. About 130 participants and representatives of the press were registered. To ensure that our work from this year was not in vain, we want to take up the World Organic Forum on the topic of "Localizing SDGs" and the foundation of a network in 2021 again.
Therefore the date for the World Organic Forum 2021 has now been fixed:
Tuesday 02.03.2021 - Thursday 04.03.2021
Check here for detailed program and conference reader of the IV. World Organic Forum 2020 and further information on the World Organic Forum 2021.