Do you have a passion for Organic Agriculture? Transform your passion into meaningful action – support IFOAM today!
The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is the only worldwide organization that unites the organic world. For the past 34 years,
IFOAM has been representing and supporting the organic movement and advocating for sustainable agricultural production systems based on the Principles of Organic Agriculture. Our organization is the only worldwide umbrella
organization responsible for the creation and revision of the basic standards for Organic Agriculture. As a non-profit civil society organization, IFOAM also works towards facilitating the
improvement of the living conditions of millions of poor farmers in the developing world through organic agriculture production and marketing. Over the years, we have been able to put organic
agriculture on the agendas of global decision makers. We have observer status or are otherwise accredited by the following international institutions:?
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- Codex Alimentarius Commission
- United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (ITF)
- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labeling Alliance (ISEAL)
But the challenges are many. IFOAM’s capacity to represent the organic sector internationally and to strengthen organic agriculture in developing countries needs to be built even further. Thus, we have an increased need for financial resources and extended support. To be able to continue fulfilling our mission and increase our impact on an ever-challenging agricultural sector, we call all companies, organizations and individuals who wish to make a difference to support IFOAM, through either a one-time donation or through joining IFOAM as a member, associate or supporter.
By giving to IFOAM, you can make a big difference. Your donation supports a unique example of an international civil society-led organization whose influence has brought together NGOs as well as the private and public sectors in a set of innovative collaborations and initiatives. For instance, IFOAM, FAO and UNCTAD are engaging governments and the private sector, under the ITF, to address the increasing complexity of organic standards and regulations as a barrier to organic trade.
Trading companies that become members receive many benefits, including:
- Discounts on exhibitor fees at the BioFach fair in
Nürnberg , Germany (the world’s most important organic exhibition for professionals);?
- A 35 % discount on GMO testing through Genetic ID;
- Logo placement in the IFOAM directory and a link from the IFOAM website,
which receives 30,000 visits per month.
With the many pressing issues affecting the world around us we cannot afford to miss even a single opportunity to position organic agriculture as an integrated solution to improve the human condition and attain a balance in the natural world. We trust that many companies, organizations and individuals share this vision and will support us in this critical effort. We encourage all interested persons to visit our website for more information on how to donate and how to become a member.
You may also directly contact the IFOAM head office at firstname.lastname@example.org.