|The World Conservation Union (IUCN)|
IFOAM is a voting member organization of the IUCN. The organizations
have worked together on a broad range of issues, jointly organizing
conferences and publishing literature on the benefits of organic
Recently, IFOAM and IUCN jointly launched a website focusing on organic agriculture and biodiversity. The website addresses the benefits of organic agriculture for wildlife, enhancing biodiversity and beautifying landscapes, and details the joint work programs of IFOAM and IUCN on organic agriculture and biodiveristy issues.
IFOAM also lobbies support for organic agriculture through participation in the IUCN as a voting member organization. At the IUCN World Congress, IFOAM brought forth a resolution requesting that the IUCN that was approved resoundingly, requiring IUCN to assess the threats of GMOs to biodiversity. IFOAM also supported the successful motion calling for a moratorium on GMOs. Furthermore, IFOAM applauded the defeat of the ecoagriculture motion. The ecogagriculture intiatiative is an attempt to hijack the good name of organic agriculture for the benefit of multinational corporations and the biotechnology industry. This was the only motion out of 120 at the IUCN World Congress to be defeated.
IFOAM's work with the IUCN is integral to the recgonition of the role organic agriculture plays in nature conservation.
|IFOAM - International Federation of Organic Agriculture | firstname.lastname@example.org|