The ALGOA+4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy

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The Global Landscape: Organic Policies

There is broad consensus that the way food is produced and consumed needs to change. Only then can global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and poverty be addressed. Policies unarguably play a crucial role in driving – or impeding – this change. Fortunately, the number of positive examples of local, national, and regional policies aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals is rapidly increasing.

The Policy Summit: ALGOA +4

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Together with IFOAM Asia, Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture (ALGOA), Goesan County and Chungbuk Province, IFOAM - Organics International convened from September 18-20, 2019 in Goesan County, South Korea for the Fifth ALGOA +4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy. The summit brought together policy-makers, organic practitioners, and other renowned experts to share best practices in agriculture-related policy-making.

Based on inspiring examples from around the world, they jointly identified ways to advance policy development and implementation!


Opening Ceremony
Lee Cha Yong, Mayor of Goesan County
Lee So Jong, Governor of Chungbuk Province
Zhou Zejiang, President of IFOAM Asia
Peggy Miars, President of IFOAM - Organics International

Keynote Speech
James Lomax, United Nations Environment Programme
"Newest UNEP Work and What the SFSP Expects From and By the OFSP"


This global event provided more information about Korea's best practices for local government initiatives, the role of organic in city regional food systems, how governments can drive change, the path forward for building better policies, and more!

Download the full summit program PDF icon here.


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