After receiving applications from all over the world, the General Assembly on 13 September 2021 selected 10 new members to join the World Board for the term 2021 – 2024. Karen Mapusua is the President of the new World Board while Choitresh Ganguly (Bablu) and Julia Lernoud are the Vice Presidents.
The General Assembly also selected Tunisia to be the host of the next Organic World Congress 2024. Congratulations to Tunisia and we applaud all those who submitted their hosting bids.
The IFOAM - Organics International World Board is democratically elected by our membership. This team is responsible for overseeing and supporting our work growing the global organic marketplace, communicating the benefits of organic, training organic leaders, and facilitating capacity-building for organic farmers.
The previous World Board was led by Peggy Miars, the President and her Vice Presidents, Jennifer Chang and Karen Mapusua. The 10-member team oversaw and supported the promotion of the organic movement as a whole on a global scale. Originally their term was meant to be from 2017 to 2020. However, with the postponement of the General Assembly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they agreed to continue for an extra year in their roles.
During the 2021 General Assembly that happened digitally, they were appreciated for their work and efforts and they graciously handed over to the new World Board whose term will be from 2021 to 2024.
We would like to heartily thank the outgoing World Board for the tremendous work done and congratulate the incoming World Board; we wish you good luck on your term.