IFOAM – Organics International have released their annual report. The title of the 2016 report “Powered by People” reflects the countless actions of people: Staff, World Board, Ambassadors, Volunteers, Self-Organized-Structures, Members and like-minded Partners.
2016 is a year of strategic change in the organic movement. Speakers from the World Board and the Head Office discuss the content of Organic 3.0 in dozens of big and small events around the world: The ‘2nd Canadian Organic Science Conference’; the BIOFACHs in India, China, Germany and Brazil; the ‘Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture’ conference; or the ‘Changing Food Systems’ conference in Ethiopia, together with the African Food Sovereignty Alliance and the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative. Awareness-raising activities across multiple platforms, advocacy for nutrition sensitive agriculture, a comprehensive worldwide study on policies that are promoting organic agriculture, coached and supported micro-interventions of rural service providers in remote mountain areas for dietary diversity of women and children and organic leadership trainings in Europe, Asia and Africa showcase IFOAM – Organics International’s increases in competence. The full report is available here: annual_report_2016_thumb