IFOAM Asia received formal approval from the IFOAM World Board in November 2012, after consensus was reached among 13 countries in Asia on the formation of a regional organic alliance under the umbrella of Global IFOAM. Now IFOAM Asia is pleased to announce the date and details of the Inaugural General Assembly: June 26th 2013: Arrival of... more
EU Parliament and Council need to significantly revise draft legislation on seed. The Commission failed to deliver a proposal that clearly favours agro-biodiversity today on he marketing of seed and plant propagating material, regrets the IFOAM EU Group. Council and Parliament must improve the text in the legislative process during coming months... more
The Farmers' Constituency is an important resource for information on agriculture and greenhouse gases, based on its research on the role that agriculture, especially Organic Agriculture, can contribute to reducing emissions. But there is an urgent need for widespread capacity-building on "climate-smart agriculture" among farmers in general. These... more
Support for agro-industrial farming models cannot deliver real change. Today EU Organic farming groups met in Dublin to discuss the CAP reform post-2013, new research and innovation frameworks and future Organic Action Plans in the public seminar (1) “A new green agenda for farming and rural areas in Europe” organised by the IFOAM EU Group (2),... more
First residential session: 14 – 21 July, 2013 in Dornach, Switzerland. Do not miss this unique opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and leadership attitude. The IFOAM OLC brings international expertise and vision to a course that will help you attain your personal development goals. Find out more about this and other courses planned ... more
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The 18th edition of the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) taking place from 13 -15 October 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey now opens its Call for Papers. You can apply as a panelist, scientific speaker, practitioner or workshop host . Submission deadline is 30 September, 2013. Please note deadline for all applications is 30 September 2013. Further... more
IFOAM and FiBL are happy to announce the publication of the 14th "The World of Organic Agriculture" statistics book. This comprehensive compilation of facts and figures demonstrates that past investments in the organic industry have paid off. There are 1.8 million farmers in 162 countries growing organically on more than 37 million hectares of... more
Following a year of intensive visioning, discussion, and internal drafting, IFOAM and its partners in the Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network have now released for public comment the first version of a Best Practice Reference for Agriculture and Its Value Chains. The document is intended to be an inspirational and technical guidance for... more
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