ICPPC 10 Year Anniversary

ICPPC 10 Year Anniversary Programme

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, SELF SUFFICIENCY AND THE FAMILY FARM.” An International Seminar on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of ICPPC.

Poland has a unique countryside – with very rich wild nature, beautiful landscapes, cultural traditions and many generations of farmers who love their work. It’s a national treasure. However decisions made in Brussels over the past decade have dramatically degraded the life and quality of the Polish countryside and its food. The protection of the natural wealth and diversity of the countryside and the food security of the nation is a vital issue for Poland, but so it is for all countries. In order to help realize the goal of protecting our countryside and food chain, we created in November 2000 the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC). The coalition was initiated by 41 organizations from 18 countries.

Now we are inviting you to join us in celebrating this event and sharing your thoughts and ideas about the future of ‘real food and farming’ in your country as well.

You will find this a special occasion! A great chance to try delicious Polish countryside foods – traditional and organic. Participate in a lively session of POLISH TRADITIONAL SONGS AND DANCE and
take-in a VISIT TO LOCAL FAMILY FARMS, as well as explore ECOCENTRE ICPPC.

Draught Programme:

Seminar languages English and  Polish.

 Saturday 20th November 2010, Stryszow, Malopolska.

  11:00 Welcome and introductions ‘FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, SELF SUFFICIENCY AND THE FAMILY FARM the Polish example’ – Julian Rose and Jadwiga Lopata, ICPPC
12:00 “Socio Economic, Scientific and Agronomic Threats and Solutions”: Devinda Sharma, India and Irina Ermakova, Russia.
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Walk or horse cart ride
15:30 “Growing Problems of Infertility and its Connection with Food Quality”
– Eva Hanraahan, Poland
16:00 “Community Supported Agriculture” Gerald Miles, Wales
16:30 “Faringdon Rural Hub” Daphne Saunders, England
17:00 “BERAS Implementation: Action Plan for the Baltic Sea Region for sustainable farm practice” Hans van Essen, Sweden
17:30 “The Road to Self Sufficiency on my Farm” Edyta Jaroszewska-Nowak, Poland
18:00 Break
18:15 Open session/discussion “Local Solutions to Global Problems”
19:30 Dinner from ecological farms
20:30 Cultural evening (POLISH TRADITIONAL SONGS AND DANCE with guest participations)

Sunday 21st November 2010

 8:30 Breakfast
9:30 “Survival of the Dutch Family Farm” Robert Verlinden, the Netherlands
10:00 “The French Resistance ” Michel Dupont, France
“Changing Course for Life – the Future of Agriculture” Discussion of Global Crisis and its Solutions including common participant’s statement. Part I. – Introduction by Julian Rose
11:30 Break
“Changing Course for Life – the Future of Agriculture” Discussion of Global Crisis and its Solutions including common participant’s statement. Part II
13:00 Planning Press Conference
13:30 Lunch from family farms
In 2002 we decided to expand our activities and go in the direction of the practical promotion of ecological technologies and ecological lifestyles. To put this into practice we created the ECOCENTRE ICPPC.)
15:00 Visiting family farms
19:00 Dinner on the farm

Monday 22nd November 2010

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Leave for Krakow by bus
11:30 – 13:00 Press Conference “Save the Small Family Farm/Ban GMO”
14:00 Lunch in restaurant “Peasant Food”
15:00 excursion around old town Krakow
17:00 Delegates depart


Location of the conference: Stryszow and Zakrzow are traditional villages in the Beskidy mountains in Malopolska province. http://www.dwor-senator.pl/fotki.html

Malopolska is Poland’s top tourist destination. Here you can see the great beauty of Polish nature and traditional farming. Krakow, the former capital of Poland, is just a hundred kilometres from the ridges of the Tatra Mountains and the picturesque Beskidy and Gorce Mountains.

The historic and artistic centre of the voivordship is in Krakow – the city where kings resided, were crowned and buried. The Wawel Hill, topped with the royal castle and the cathedral is a national sanctury, and the great works of art accumulated over centuries remain a testimony to the might of the country and its rulers.


As we have to make preperations in advance – please respect the deadline for applying will be: October 30th 2010

The price includes: costs of accommodation, organic and traditional meals, local travel costs (including transport FROM the Krakow airport – Balice or main Krakow bus and train stations), lectures in  English, workshops, English speaking general guide. The price does NOT include international travel costs.


Payment method:

  • BANK MILLENNIUM S.A. O/MILLENNIUM, ul. Kopernika 36/40, 00-924 Warszawa SWIFT code: BIGBPLPWXXX account number: 37 1160 2202 0000 0000 2382 9934 the account owner: FUNDACJA ICPPC,  IBAN: PL37 1160 2202 0000 0000 2382 9934