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.



Farm Visit

The sixth edition of the European Organic Leadership Course will start May 2018 and will end February 2019. The application process is now open. Find out more information check out the OLC EU 2018/19 website.

On-Going: Olc South Asia 2017/18

South Asia OLC The next edition of the South Asia Leadership started October 2017 and concludes mid 2018. The application process is closed. Find out more information check out the OLC SA 2017/18 website. 


On-Going: OLC Latin America 2017/18 

OLC Circle LAThe second edition of the Latin American Organic Leadership Course was launched September 2017 and concludes June 2018. The selection process is finished. Find out more information check out the OLC LA 2017/18 website. 


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Meet Our Organic Academy Team!

Konrad Hauptfleisch                                  Claudia Meinicke

Konrad Hauptfleisch                                   Claudia Meinicke

Organic Academy Manager                        Organic Academy Coordinator 

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

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