IFOAM Action Group

The IFOAM Action group is home to IFOAM Regional Bodies, IFOAM Sector Platforms and IFOAM Daughter Organizations.

Diversification into these structures is part of the IFOAM regionalization and specialization process.  IFOAM recognized the need, value and potential of implementing a more proactive approach on a regional level as well as from a sector specific perspective.  Regional Bodies and Sector Platforms, which fall under the term Self-Organized Structures (SoS), were established in response to this.  IFOAM Daughter Organizations were set up to focus on a particular activity and perform explicit tasks such as accreditation and funding support.

Picture from the Action Group summit 2013 @ Biofach, Nürnberg

To date there are four Regional, two National Bodies, five Sector Platforms and two Daughter Organizations operating as Self-Organized Structures. These are

IFOAM Regional Bodies


IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo

IFOAM LatinAmerica (known as GALCI)


IFOAM National Bodies

IFOAM France


IFOAM Sector Platforms

Inter-continental Network of Organic Farmers Organizations - INOFO

IFOAM Aquaculture

IFOAM Amenity Agriculture Alliance - IAAA

IFOAM Animal Husbandry Alliance - IAHA

Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM - TIPI

IFOAM Daughter Organizations

Organic World Foundation

The OWF is actively supporting us in securing funding for core activities as well as increasing awareness of the benefits of organic production the world over.

International Organic Agriculture Accreditation Service 

The IOAS focuses solely on the continued growth of the organic market by providing a transparent and respected system of assessment against nationally and internationally- agreed standards.