IFOAM - Organics International
IFOAM – Organics International is the organic agent of change for true sustainability in agriculture, in value chains and consumption. Working on behalf of its membership, the global organic movement is active in over 120 countries. IFOAM has been the global organic umbrella organization since 1972: From the early days of the pioneers (what we call ‘Organic 1.0’) to the forming of the organic movement and the codification of standards and enforced rules that have established organic with a market value of over US$80 billion per year (what is termed ‘Organic 2.0’). Now, IFOAM – Organics International leads the global organic movement into a new phase that we call ‘Organic 3.0‘. Organic 3.0 seeks to position organic as a modern, innovative system that has positive impacts on global environmental and social challenges. It is the overall strategic plan of the global organic movement for further growth and sustainability in order to increase the positive impact on the planet and the people.
In order to fully utilize the potential of organic agriculture, IFOAM Organics International works on three key factors or levers:
- Enhancing knowledge, skills and attitudes of producers and value chain actors;
- Stimulating demand for sustainable products; and
- Creating a policy environment that is conducive to truly sustainable production and consumption.