KOAN

Lobbying and Advocacy

What is Advocay?

Advocacy can be understood as involvement in the life of another. To advocate means to recommend.

Why is it important?

To assist in securing the rights of one’s self or another. This is done through:

  • Eliminating discrimination
  • Reducing vulnerability
  • Achieving goals
  • Accessing services that are mandated by legislation to everyone
  • Accessing services and/or funding that have been created to ameliorate current conditions and without which the individual is at a disadvantage
  • Achieving equity
  • Achieving empowerment and independence
  • Overcoming barriers

There are many reasons to be advocting for Organic Producers, chief among these is food safety.