The Xichong Asia Organic Innovation 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, networking.
The 1st Xichong Asia Organic Summit was held last May 30th to June 1st, 2019 at the Grand Lotus Hotel, Xichong County, Sichuan Province, China. It started with the group photo of all the participants which was then followed by the Opening Ceremony where promotional videos of Nanchong City and the Xichong Organic Sector. It was followed by a series of VIP speeches from the Chinese government. The Mayor of Xichong County presented the status and prospects of the organic development of Xichong county. Chinese government officials and the President of IFOAM Asia headed the opening of the Permanent Conference Venue of the Asia Organic Innovation Summit. The awarding of the Organic Medal of Honor was held and was awarded to four awardees – two special mention of honor and two organic medal of honor winners.
It was followed by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of Xichong County and Goesan County of South Korea and the the announcement of the Local Organic Standards. In the afternoon, the delegates went out on a field trip to various organic sites.