News / 5 October 2011

Election John Mathew on Board of IFOAM

John Mathew, co-founder and director of the Keystone Foundation and Last Forest Enterprises Ltd, India, has been elected as a member of the board of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements). Mathew is a close partner of Both ENDS who is working relentlessly to improve the position and production conditions of small scale producers, notably remote indigenous communities.


Both ENDS believes Mathews' appointment will offer an opportunity to incorporate innovative thinking a real time practice to the IFOAM community. It will allow Mathew to contribute first hand experience on small holder producers capacity development, genuine sustainable production & harvesting and new modes of - home-grown - quality control systems, such as the Group Guarantee Schemes.


What is more, Last Forest Enterprises Ltd and the larger network it is part of gives a strong impetus to entice domestic markets towards engaging in a sustainable, pro-poor purchasing lifestyle.


Photo: Keystone Foundation

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