The Organic Academy

Through training platforms, manuals and programs, IFOAM - Organics International has been addressing training needs for decades.

Since 2012, with the launch of the first Organic Leadership Course (OLC) in South Asia, training and capacity building finally have their own home in the Organic Academy. We also offer Tailored Training Programs to a growing organic sector.

The OLC is our flagship training program, taking place in regions across the globe. This intensive, one-year course empowers participants to assume greater responsibility in finding organic solutions to address the world's environmental and social challenges. 

Find resources and documentation related to recent and ongoing OLCs here.


New: Regenerative Agriculture Course

42 AcresNew!! Short course on Regenerative Agriculture will be held in Somerset, England from 4-8 February 2019. Come check out more details on our website here. Registeration will close by January 2, 2019.

Apply Now: OM4D - OLC Togo

OLC OTEAThe first Organic Leadership Course that is held entirely in French. We have opened the applications process now. Please go on the OM4D/OLC Togo website for more details. The applications will close by 2 January 2019. 

Launching: OLC EU Lithuania

VilniusThe next edition of the European Leadership Course will start June 2019 and concludes early February 2020. The application process is now open. To find out more information, check out the OLC EU 2019/20 website.



Hear what participants have to say on the future of organics

Meet Our Organic Academy Team!

Konrad Hauptfleisch                                  Claudia Meinicke

Konrad Hauptfleisch                                    Claudia Meinicke

Head of Capacity Development                   Senior Academy Coordinator 

k.hauptfleisch(at)                           c.meinicke(at)                            

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