North America Office

IFOAM – Organics International established its North America office in 2013 with the intention of cultivating increased awareness about and participation in the activities of IFOAM – Organics International, regionally and globally. The office is presently based in Portland, Oregon, USA and serves all of Canada and the United States.

David Gould is the North American Representative for IFOAM – Organics International. He is in daily contact with the Head Office and is supported by its staff on all relevant matters.


  • Inform stakeholders about, and engage them in the activities and strategy of, IFOAM – Organics International;
  • Bring services and benefits of IFOAM – Organics International to the region in relevant and complementary ways;
  • Increase representation from the region among Affiliates of IFOAM – Organics International, to enable increased integration of North American perspectives and activities in the global organic movement.


  David Gould, North American Representative of IFOAM – Organics International

  phone: +1 503 235 7532

  e-mail: D.Gould [at]