In June 2007, IFOAM opened a Regional Office to support the development of Organic Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean. Presently, the office is based in Lima-Peru. Patricia Flores Escudero represents IFOAM in Latin America and the Caribbean. She works in close cooperation with staff from the IFOAM Head Office in Bonn and regional mem- bership and allies.
- Supporting the development of Organic Agriculture in the region, while being an opportunity to be more clo- sely connected to the regional organic movement;
- Increasing regional membership, which includes important organizations of the Organic Agriculture movement with a national outreach;
- Capacity building in the organic sector, e.g. by organizing regional events (workshops, regional meetings, etc.);
- Increasing recognition for Participatory Guarantee Systems PGS in Organic Agriculture regulations
Patricia Flores Escudero, IFOAM Latin American Office Coordinator, Peru
Tel: +51-1-2750890 Mobile: +51-9696-54187 E-mail: p [dot] flores [at] ifoam [dot] org