Alan Rosenberg has been working locally and internationally in the organic and agroecological sector for nearly 50 years. Alan was a signatory to the appeal which led the Department of Trade and Industry, NEDLAC and the IDC FRIDGE Study of 2008. This led to the formation of SAOSO and Alan has been involved with the organisation since its inception and is the current chairperson.
Alan contributed for more than three decades to the Organic Production Standards for South Africa which, since 2018, are SAOSO’s Standard and are part of the IFOAM family of standards. Alan is also the current chairperson of the South African National Standard (SANS) 1369 organic agriculture production and processing working committee. He has trained, taught and lectured on sustainable forms of agriculture, and has written and published six books on the subject and refers to the approach to the work he does as having a 7th Generation Principle.