What We Do

Agent of change: IFOAM - Organics International with a new strategic plan

IFOAM – Organics International,

The organic agent of change for true sustainability in agriculture, value chains and consumption; working on behalf of its membership, the global organic movement in over 120 countries.

Our context


IFOAM – Organics International has been the global organic umbrella organization since 1972. From the early days of the pioneers (i.e.‘Organic 1.0’) to the forming of the organic movement and the codification of standards and enforced rules that have established organic with a market value of over US$80 billion per year (i.e. ‘Organic 2.0’).

Now the organic movement is entering a new phase that we call ‘Organic 3.0‘. Organic 3.0 positions organic as a modern, innovative system that has positive impacts on global environmental and social challenges. It is the overall strategic plan of the global organic movement for further growth and sustainability in order to increase the positive impact on the planet and the people.

Our vision

Broad adoption of truly sustainable agriculture, value chains and consumption in line with the principles of organic agriculture.

Our mission
Leading change, organically

Our three pillars of Action

1. Supply: We facilitate capacity development for truly sustainable production: This pillar is implemented by our Capacity Development Department.

2. Demand: We campaign to multipliers and act as a resource center for organic communications: This pillar is implemented by our Communications Department.

3. Policy & Guarantee: We advocate and provide competence for the creation of a favorable policy environment. This pillar is implemented by our Policy & Guarantee Department

More detailed descriptions in the PDF version of the new strategic plan for download here. 

Join us in one of the Webinars

We would like to discuss with you about the strategic plan: 


16 October, 2017, 9 am CET in English language ideal for Oceania, Asia, Eurasia, Middle East, Europe and Africa. This seminar is lead by our Vice president Frank Eyhorn together with ED Markus Arbenz.

Welcome to our virtual meeting room starting from 8.45 am CET.

16 October, 2017,  5 pm CET in English language ideal for Europe, Africa and Americas. This seminar is lead by our Vice president Frank Eyhorn together with ED Markus Arbenz.

Welcome to our virtual meeting room starting from 4.45 pm CET.

18 October, 2017, 4 pm CET in Spanish language. This seminar is lead by our Vice president Eva Torremocha together with ED Markus Arbenz.

Welcome to our virtual meeting room starting from 3.45 pm CET.

Our Activities

In addition to supporting a diverse global membership, we ...

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organic Farming Conference, December 2013...organize high profile events where organic stakeholders can share their knowledge and expertise and establish valuable partnerships;​​
...implement projects, with global and regional partners, which facilitate conversion to Organic Agriculture, empower local stakeholders and strengthen supply chains as well as help raise consumer awareness;
...put Organic Agriculture on the agenda of international decision makers, showcasing its potential to benefit food and livelihood security, battle climate change and preserve biodiversity;
Organic Vegetables...guide you through the increasing complexity of organic standards and regulations, and promote alternatives to certification that are adapted to the diverse needs of organic farmers; and 

...shape the future of the organic sector by training a new generation of leaders through our Organic Leadership Courses and other services.

 

How IFOAM - Organics International achieves its vision. PDF Document.