World Ploughing Organization (WPO)

Organisation mondiale de labourage

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13 Nov 1952, Stirling (UK), and at meeting held simultaneously at Bridge of Allan (UK), a provisional Governing Board having been set up 5 Feb 1952, Workington (UK).


Foster and preserve the art and improve the skill of ploughing the land; promote world championship ploughing contests; provide for demonstration work and trade displays; urge development and adoption of improved techniques and aids to man in all branches of agriculture; foster a vigorous spirit of cooperation and enterprise in producing food for an increasing world population; encourage, by all these means, fellowship and understanding amongst the peoples of races, nationalities and different affiliations.

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2019 USA – World contest

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Cooperates with Government departments, agricultural institutes and associations, industrial, commercial and rural youth organizations; encourages research projects; promotes better understanding of soil cultivation practices. Organizes: World Ploughing Contests and International Soil Cultivation Conferences; symposia.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger



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