General Assembly

Every three years (2014, 2017, 2020...) IFOAM - Organics International in its entirety meets for the General Assembly (GA), where the truly democratic and participatory nature of the organization can be seen in action. The GA is a dynamic and lively gathering that inspires members, board and staff to continue working towards the realization of the vision of IFOAM - Organics International - to be a common voice for the organic movement.

The GA is the highest organ of the organization. The Statutes regulate the frame in which the GA operates, the GA Rules of Procedure guide through the processes related to the GA. The lecture of both documents is highly recommended for members who intend to actively participate in the upcoming GA. Our video animation provides valuable insights in all you should know about Member Motions.    

In between In-Person GAs the membership of IFOAM - Organics International takes decisions by Electronic Vote, so called Electronic General Assemblies (eGAs).  The results of the eGAs you find here.  

The new logo for the General Assembly 2017  The last GA was held on November 12 & 13, 2017 following the 19th IFOAM Organic World
(OWC) in New Delhi, India.

  The GA elected a new World Board (WB) as well as the host for the OWC & GA 2020: it will
  be held in
Rennes, France

  The IFOAM - Organics International In Action 2017 provides the GA agenda, profiles of the WB         
the WB and member motions as well the bids presented to host the OWC and GA 2020. 

The Organic 3.0 summary as well as the draft Position Paper on the Compatibility of Breeding Techniques in Organic Systems belong to motions presented by the World Board and should be considered together with the motion text.

The World Board Term Report 2014 - 2017  is available for download, describing activities and achievements of the term.

The future OWC venue was voted at the GA in India: it is Rennes, France. Find the list of bids to host the Organic World Congress 2020  and details about Rennes here.


previous general assemblies

IFOAM GA 2014 Istanbul logoGeneral Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey (2014)

  • To see the agenda points press here.
  • For minutes please press here.
  • World Board Term Report can be found here.


General Assembly Namyangju City KoreaGeneral Assembly in Namyangju City, Korea (2011)

  • To see the agenda points press here.
  • For minutes please press here
  • World Board Term Report can be found here



General Assembly Vignola ItalyGeneral Assembly in Vignola, Italy (2008)

  • To see the agenda points press here.
  • For the minutes please click here
  • World Board Term Report can be found here