The IFOAM Best Practice Program

The world needs the help of leaders who can show how to meet the challenge of sustaining human society in an ecologically and socially responsible way. Organic principles and practices are the core solution to sustainability, but the organic movement also recognizes it must improve its own performance.

The IFOAM Best Practice Program engages innovative organizations and thought leaders with the aim of continuously improving the understanding and implementation of organic principles and practices worldwide. 

Core components of the Best Practice Program are as follows:

SOAAN (The Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network) - a global think tank for which IFOAM serves as the Secretariat and home.

The IFOAM Best Practice Community - a group of standards scheme owners, operators, and sustainability evaluation tools who come together for:

  • Learning, Exchange, and Collaboration – to find new ways to work together and manifest the Principles of Organic Agriculture.
  • Advocacy and Promotion – To show how organic principles and practices provide benefits to themselves and others;
  • Learning, Exchange, and Collaboration – to find new ways to work together and manifest the Principles of Organic Agriculture. 

 

A Best Practices Resource Library - where key documents and scientific references may be found.