After the successful conclusion of the 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress in 2011- the first-ever to be held in Asia - many organic stakeholders in Asia felt the need for an organic alliance in the region. Discussions began in earnest at the end of May 2012 in South Korea where 18 leaders of the organic movements from 14 countries achieved consensus on the formation of such a body. A second physical meeting in Manila laid the framework of “IFOAM Asia” and after five months of preparations, it was officially approved by the Global IFOAM World Board on November 24, 2012. IFOAM Asia was formally launched on June 28, 2013 and celebrated its 2nd General Assembly on June 1, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea with representation from 10 countries in Asia.
How to Become an IFOAM Asia Member
Membership is open to all affiliates, associates and supporters of IFOAM - Organics International; and organizations and individuals involved in Organic Agriculture that have an institutional address in Asia. For more information on becoming an IFOAM Organics Asia member, please see our Terms and Conditions. To apply, fill out the relevant membership forms.
IFOAM Organics International Affiliates in Asia
Upon the submission of an application form in writing, IFOAM - Organics International Affiliates in Asia automatically become members of IFOAM Asia. To apply please fill in the membership form.
Non-Global IFOAM Affiliates
Membership is open to all Non-Affiliates of IFOAM - Organics International, organizations and individuals involved in Organic Agriculture in Asia. To apply please fill in the membership form.
Supporters & Patrons
All supporters and patrons are welcome in IFOAM Organics Asia and membership is open to all organizations, companies, institutes and individuals involved in Organic Agriculture in Asia. To apply please fill in the membership form for individuals or for patrons.
For more information, please contact the IFOAM Organics Asia Secretariat.