How we operate

IFOAM Regional BodiesIFOAM Sector GroupsThe IFOAM World BoardThe IFOAM General AssemblyIFOAM AffiliatesIFOAM Offices

At the heart of IFOAM are its Members and Supporters, together known as Affiliates.

Every three years, IFOAM Affiliates gather at the IFOAM General Assembly to elect a new IFOAM World Board and help chart IFOAM's strategic course.

The World Board, in addition to leading IFOAM, appoints Affiliates to official committees, working groups and task forces on topics like the development of standards or the facilitation of Organic Agriculture in developing countries.

IFOAM member organizations also establish alliances based on regional and sector specific priorities, called Regional Bodies and Sector Platforms, respectively.