IFOAM Latin America
Regional Group for Latin America and the Carribbean - El Grupo de America Latina y el Caribe (GALCI)
IFOAM Latin America aims to develop influential proposals in the organic and agroecological world movement, from the reality of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Currently, IFOAM Latin America represents organizations (IFOAM affiliates) like producers associations, traders, certifiers, NGOs and individuals from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our visions internal and external
Shared (external) vision
- We work and look for a global society with life quality, with informed happy citizens exercising their rights and duties, based on the principles of sustainable development and democracy; integrated; upholding values of solidarity, equity and justice; open to changes; respectful regarding traditional knowledge and cultural diversity; committed with the production and consumption of organic and biodiverse products.
- IFOAM Latin America is a non-profit organization with a high level capacity to lobbying for organic agriculture, integrated by IFOAM members and supporters and individuals working in favor of Organic Agriculture in the region.
Our objectives include
- Fomenting action concerning IFOAM policies
- Fortifying the expansion of organic agriculture and the movement in Latin America and the Carribbean
- Actively seeking alliances and political support by national governments, intergovernmental agencies, parliaments, ministries and organizations, with the objective generating favorable public policies supporting the production, commercialization of organic products.
- Supporting the transfer of knowledge and horizontal interchange between organizations and promote the extension and application of ecological systems to other sectors.
- Investigating local, regional and national development of organic markets.
- Serving as a forum for the discussion and analysis of the contemporary situation for organic agriculture in Latin America, the Caribbean and the world
Vice - Coordinator
Carlos A. Escobar F. (Colombia)
President: AOPEB / Maura Fernandez
Vice President Mexico and Central America: REDAC / Rita Schwentesius
Vice Presidente South America: ANPE / Salvador Jose Sanchez
Secretary General: Carlos Escobar
Strategic Directors: RAAA (Luis Gomero) and ACTAF (Fernando Funes)