Goesan county, South Korea, 19. September 2019 – One of IFOAM Asia’s largest members, the League of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities and Provinces of the Philippines (LOAMCP-PH) (1) and IFOAM Organics International affiliate Naturland (2) signed a cooperation agreement during a ceremony at the International Summit on Agricultural Policy organized by IFOAM Asia. The cooperation agreement set out a concrete cooperation frame to support the development of organic farming and smallholders throughout the Philippines.

“We are very glad about joining forces with Naturland as they are a true pioneer and one of the largest organic farmer association worldwide”, says Arnado Rommel, President of LOAMCP-PH”. We look forward to strengthen ties between both organizations and benefit from their long experience in organic technical knowledge, smallholder certification systems and organic value chain development”.

“Together, we seek to improve livelihoods of many organic smallholders in the Philippines helping them to get out of poverty and hunger. Naturland is proud to be a cooperation partner of the organic municipalities and cities in the Philippines and to contribute developing organic farming wherever we can”, added Marco Schlüter, International Development Manager of Naturland.

The cooperation agreement outlines the commitment of both partners to work together to develop organic food and farming in the Philippines, implement common projects, training and market development.