Celebrating 50 years of IFOAM - Organics International

We were part of the 2022 IFOAM-Goesan International Organic Expo + Industry Fair that started on 30 September 2022  and ran to 16 October 2022, World Food Day. During this event, from 1-3 October we hosted a conference for our 50-year anniversary to reflect on the past, present and future of our organisation.

We co-organised these events together with Chungbuk Province, Goesan County in South Korea, IFOAM – Organics Asia who implemented the event by providing its expertise and support, and ISOFAR who organised a parralel program.

A special thanks to Above Farm for supporting the congress.

Our 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference 

Here, we saw organic pioneers and the younger generation coming together to reflect on what we have achieved and what to look forward to in the next decades.

  • 01 Oct:   Opening ceremony of our anniversary celebration with keynote addresses
  • 02 Oct:   Parallel sessions from ISOFAR and IFOAM - Organics International
  • 03 Oct:   Parallel sessions from ISOFAR and IFOAM - Organics and official closing ceremony

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Navigate through the agenda

Take a closer look at the agenda and click on the available links to directly watch that item in our recordings. 

Part 1: Opening Ceremony

Moderators: Julia Lernoud, Vice-President, IFOAM-Organics International and Li Feng Co-President, Young Organics Global Network


  • Opening remarks and introduction of VIPs
  • Message of greetings
  • Message of congratulations
  • IFOAM recognitions

Part 2: Our Past & Future

Moderators: Marco Schluter, World Board Member & Interim Executive Director, IFOAM - Organics International


Part 3: Dialogue Between the Generations

Moderators: Zhou Zejiang, Former President, IFOAM - Organics Asia and Sarah Compson, World Board Member, IFOAM - Organics International


  • Moments of inspiration by Bob Quinn
  • A discussion between generations
  • Start of official 50th anniversary party at the Goesan Organic Theme Park


Morning Parallel Session: A Celebration of the Global IFOAM Community

Moderators: Marco Schluter, World Board Member, IFOAM - Organics International and Karen Mapusua, President, IFOAM - Organics International


Afternoon Parallel Session: The Future we want! Growing together!


  • Moments of inspiration by Knut Schmidtke, FiBL
  • 10 actions for Organics For All
  • All gather in the main hall to share and report back on action points

Parallel Sessions: The Future we want! OrganicsForAll! 

Moderators: C.K. “Bablu” Bablu Ganguly and Julia Lernoud, Vice-Presidents, IFOAM - Organics International


Joint closing ceremony

Moderators: Miyoshi Satoko, World Board Member, IFOAM-Organics International and Vic Tagupa Jr Chief Operating Officer, IFOAM - Organics Asia


  • Report from the IFOAM & ISOFAR Conferences
  • Adoption of the Conference Declaration - OrganicsForAll
  • Closing Messages
  • Conference Closure




About the Year of Organics

In 2022, IFOAM - Organics International will turn 50, IFOAM Organics Europe 20, and IFOAM Organics Asia 10. To mark these milestones, we’re celebrating 2022 as the Year of Organics!

The aim of the Year of Organics is to raise awareness of how organic agriculture can be a pathway to addressing not only hunger and malnutrition, but also other challenges including poverty, water use, the climate crisis, as well as unsustainable production and consumption.  

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