The 6th ALGOA & Inaugural GAOD Summits were Successfully Completed!

On September 18th to October 16th, 2020, ALGOA celebrated its 5th anniversary and its 6th Summit.

On Sept 18th, more than a thousand people from 33 countries all over the world participated at the 5th ALGAO Anniversary Celebrations which included the official launching of the Young Organic Global Network (YOGN) and the matriculation ceremony of the Organic Foundation Course.

From Oct 12th to the 16th, the 6th ALGOA Summit was held under the banner of “Building Alliances Beyond Asia” together with the inaugural Summit of the Global Alliance of Organic Districts (GAOD). More than one thousand six hundred participants from 46 countries took part in the Summit sessions.


Registration for the ALGOA 5th Anniversary and Asia Organic Day is now closed!

              Thank you for the registering to the 5th Anniversary of ALGOA and the Asia Organic Day

      Opening Ceremony will start September 18th, at 1400 Korean Standard Time 

IFOAM Asia celebrates its 7th Year Anniversary!

Click link below to read a message from IFOAM Asia Executive Director, Jennifer Chang.

New dates for the Organic World Congress, 2021

We will adjust our messages to build on the heightened public awareness of the need for a paradigm shift: Questions around resilience, societal transformation, ecosystem regeneration, health and food sovereignty are more important than ever and we will address these under the event’s tagline – ‘From its roots, organic inspires life.’ Our ambition remains to offer a truly global and diverse space that inspires positive change through knowledge exchange, learning and the formulation of sustainable solutions, for a better tomorrow for all.

If you are a speaker, contributor, pre-conference organiser, sponsor, or if you have already registered to attend the event, we will shortly be in touch to clarify what the postponement means for you. The event website will continue being the central place for updates on the event and information on registration, reimbursement, program etc. will be published in due course. If you have not yet signed up for our event mailing list, you can do so here. 

Meanwhile, if you would like to join the virtual discussions of IFOAM – Organics International on ‘The Future of Food’ in their digital forum, April 23, 2020, please register here(link is external). Translation will be available in French and Spanish.

We thank you for your understanding and support, and look forward to welcoming you in Rennes.

Until then, stay healthy and take care,

The Organizers of the Organic World Congress 2021

The 2020 ALGOA Organic Foundation Course Application is officially closed and the delegates have been chosen!

ALGOA or the “Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture” was established in September 2015 to promote the full adoption of organic farming practices in Asia and to increase networking among local governments in Asia and the private sector involved in organic farming.

Application to the ALGOA Organic Foundation Course 2020 is offered to ALGOA members, IFOAM Asia affiliates and partners in Asia. Priority will be given to participants from developing countries. Full and partial sponsorships are offered to all eligible participants.


The Organic Youth Forum Goes to Nagaland, India! Application is now open!

IFOAM Asia under the sponsorship of the State of Nagaland, India will be hosting the “Asia Organic Youth Forum” from November 26th to December 1st, 2019.

Eight specially-selected foreign youths will join 22 local youths for a 4-day training on the basics of organic agriculture and leadership. A one-day public session will be held where organic pioneers from Asia will speak on their experiences and vision on the future of organic farming in Asia.

The ALGOA + 4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy

The Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture (ALGOA) is a sub organization of IFOAM Asia and works with over two hundred local governments in Asia to promote the expansion of organic agriculture. Every year, the annual ALGOA Summit is held in Goesan county, South Korea, the holder of ALGOA presidency, and is attended by government leaders, researchers, advocates and practitioners from all over Asia.

This year , the ALGOA + 4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy will be held on September 18th – 21st in Goesan County, South Korea. More than a hundred foreign guests will be present at the Summit with participation from over all the continents – the first time ALGOA has gone global.

Representatives from international agencies such as the FAO, local and foreign governments will grace the historic occasion. The IFOAM Organics International and IFOAM Asia board will be also be present as well as representatives from the regional bodies including the farmer representatives from the Intercontinental Network of Organic F arming Organizations (INOFO)

Download the 2019 IFOAM Asia and ALGOA Newsletter!

IFOAM Asia hosted numerous events that were held in different parts of Asia. For the first time ever, the Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture (ALGOA) included four addtional continents in its annual Summit, the ALGOA+4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy, signifying ALGOA’s reach to the global stage. In Xichong, China, the 1st Xichong Innovation Summit took place and for the first time in one year, two IFOAM Asia Organic Youth Forum were held on the same year. 2019 was one of the busiest years for IFOAM Asia as it continues to mainstream organic agriculture in Asia.


The 4th IFOAM Asia General Assembly Elections Results

The 4th IFOAM Asia General Assembly was held on June 1st, 2019 in Xichong County, Sichuan Province, China.
The GA was attended by 78.5% of the IFOAM Asia membership and was chaired by Mr Mathew John from Keystone Foundation, India. Three Board of Directors were elected by the GA and IFOAM Asia’s Sundeep Kammath from India was re-elected. Eduardo Uychiat from the Philippines and Selina Gan from Malaysia were elected as new IFOAM Asia Board of Directors. 

The 1st Xichong Asia Organic Innovation Summit

The 1st Xichong Asia Organic Innovation Summit was successfully held in Xichong County, Sichuan Province, China last May 30th to June 1st, 2019.  The Summit is a biennial meeting of innovators and the stakeholders in the organic industry from all over the world. It is jointly organized by Xichong County and IFOAM Asia to highlight innovations in the organic sector and search for ways of dissemination of these innovations in farming practices, policies, technology, research and networking.

The 2019 Organic Medal of Honor Awardees

The Selection Committee of the Organic Medal of Honor announces the following nominations as the two recipients for 2019 (in alphabetical order according to country): Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi (KJKS) (Kerala Organic Farmer’s Association) from India and The Youth Collabo Farm from South Korea.

The two recipients will receive a cash award of USD 5000 (five thousand dollars only) in a special ceremony at the 1st Xichong international Organic Innovation Summit, on May 30th, 2019, Xichng County, Sichuan Province, China.

The 2019 IFOAM Asia Organic Youth Forum in New Taipei City, Taiwan

The 2019 IFOAM Asia Organic Youth Forum was successfully held in New Taipei City, Taiwan on the 26th – 29th of March, 2019. It was fully sponsored by the New Taipei City government.

The 4th IFOAM Asia General Assembly in Xichong County, China

The 4th IFOAM Asia General Assembly will be held in Xichong County, China on June 1st, 2019. This will be held right after the International Organic Innovations Conference on the 30th – 31st of May, 2019. 

3 New Board of Directors will be elected at this General Assembly. 

The 3rd Organic Asia Congress was a great success!

The Organic Asia Congress (OAC), IFOAM Asia’s biggest event of the year was held in Bislig City, Philippines last September 16-21, 2018. More than 5,000 delegates visited Bislig, the organic city in the Philippines during the week long event which included the 6th Asian Organic Rice Conference, Organic Youth Forum, ALGOA Philippine Members’ Forum, Organic Trade Fair and the OFIA Summit.

Speakers' Presentations for the 6th Asian Organic Rice Conference, 3rd OAC and OFIA Summit are now available!

Due to public demand, the presentation of the speakers during the recently concluded 3rd Organic Asian Congress which includes the 6th Asian Organic Rice Conference and OFIA Summit are now available!

2 IFOAM Asia and ALGOA Members bagged the 2018 Future Policy Award

2 members of IFOAM Asia and Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture (ALGOA) have bagged the prestigious Future Policy Award in Rome, Italy! The 100% organic state of Sikkim got the Gold Prize while the Arms to Farms Program of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines was awarded the Honorable mention.


The 2018 IFOAM Asia Organic Youth Forum

The IFOAM Asia Organic Youth Forum was successfully held at the SURSECO Bislig Office at Bislig City, Philippines, last September 16th – 18th, 2018. 26 foreign delegates from all over the world and more than 80 youth leaders from the Philippines took part of the annual IFOAM Asia event.

The 2018 IFOAM Asia Organic Youth Forum PreTour in Mindanao, Philippines

The Organic Youth Forum had a pre-tour before their actual conference at the 3rd Organic Asia Congress last September 11th- 15th, 2018 in various organic learning sites and municipalities in Mindanao, Philippines.

Who we are

IFOAM Asia is based in Seoul, South Korea and was established as a regional group of IFOAM Organics International in 2012. There are more than 270 members in 22 countries in IFOAM Asia.

IFOAM Asia is the only regional umbrella organization of the organic movements in Asia and is officially registered as a legal entity in South Korea as a non-profit organization.

What we do

Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture

This consists of an Annual ALGOA Summit of local government leaders and the ALGOA Organic Foundation Course (OFC), participated by government officials from 18 countries in Asia.

Organic Youth Forum

A unique project of IFOAM Asia recognizing innovations and creativity of the youth as future leaders in the organic sector. There are over a hundred members of the Forum in Asia.

Organic Asia Congress

This gathering brings forth the local governments and the organic sector together in different countries in Asia to discuss the major trends in organic agriculture.

Latest News

Ex-Governor Alfredo Maranoñ Jr., an organic partner of IFOAM, passed away

Ex-Governor Alfredo Maranoñ Jr., an organic partner of IFOAM, passed away

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of a great organic pioneer, Alfredo G. Marañon Jr., the former Governor of Negros Occidental. He was a farmer, civil engineer and aquaculturist by profession.

An organic farmer himself, Governor Marañon was passionate about the preservation of his beautiful island and promoting organic agriculture. His years of service from 2010 to 2019 highlighted the growth of organic agriculture in Negros Occidental.

ALGOA 2020 Newsletter Issue #1

ALGOA 2020 Newsletter Issue #1

The First Issue of the ALGOA Newsletter is now available for download! This is the first of two ALGOA newsletters for for this year. The second will be published towards the end of 2020. Click here to download the newsletter! ==> ALGOA Newsletter 2020 Issue#1  

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