The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is an international umbrella organization for the organic agricultural movement around the world. IFOAM has existed since 1972
IFOAM brings together a wide array of stakeholders involved in the organic agriculture movement, in one way or another. The aim is to mainstream the uptake of organic agriculture.
IFOAM has approximately 800 affiliates in over 100 countries.
Structure of IFOAM[edit | edit source]
IFOAM holds a General Assembly every three years. This is aimed at bringing together, leading and helping the affiliates in the organization, in a "fair, inclusive and participatory manner".
A World Board is elected at each General Assembly. This Board helps to appoint new affiliates and guides the direction of IFOAM. It also administers the meetings of committees, working groups and task forces.
Activities of IFOAM[edit | edit source]
Some of the work of IFOAM includes developing standards or facilitating organic agriculture in developing countries.
IFOAM also helps to establish alliances that focus on regional and sector specific priorities. These are termed Regional Bodies and Sector Platforms.
Sources and citations[edit | edit source]
- Home page of IFOAM: http://www.ifoam.bio/