Around 800 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger. Our planet is facing detrimental climate change and loss of biodiversity. The use of GMOs is on the increase, bringing with it unprecedented danger.
Organic agriculture has considerable potential to respond to these challenges and increase food security, mitigate and adapt to climate change and halt biodiversity loss. The multi-faceted environmental and social benefits of organic systems are long-term and robust and minimize risk to future generations.
IFOAM – Organics International is the only organization advocating for organic agriculture at the international level. We closely monitor all international policy making processes related to food and agriculture, compile evidence and undertake concerted action to convince high-level decision-makers to foster and scale-up organic. We showcase how agricultural systems based on the principles of health, ecology, fairness and care can address hunger, energy consumption, pollution, climate change, inequity and the depletion of natural resources in a holistic manner.
Below, you can find links to information on our core campaigns and our presence in global decision-making fora, as well as links to countless resources documenting the power of organics.
- André Leu, President of IFOAM – Organics International, briefs the European Parliament on the toxicity of Glyphosate. Find out more.
- IFOAM – Organics International responds to the Paris Agreement: agroecological practices are essential for it to succeed. Find out more.
- 13 leaders of the organic movement take on new role as Organic Ambassadors. Find out more.
- IFOAM – Organics International and SOCLA release publication on the role of ecological farming in mitigating climate change. Find out more.
- IFOAM – Organics International supports the UN Zero Hunger Challenge. Find out more.
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