IFOAM Organics Asia
After the successful conclusion of the 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress in 2011- the first-ever to be held in Asia - many organic stakeholders in Asia felt the need for an organic alliance in the region. Discussions began in earnest at the end of May 2012 in South Korea where 18 leaders of the organic movements from 14 countries achieved consensus on the formation of such a body. A second physical meeting in Manila laid the framework of “IFOAM Asia” and after five months of preparations, it was officially approved by the Global IFOAM World Board on November 24, 2012. IFOAM Asia was formally launched on June 28, 2013 and celebrated its 2nd General Assembly on June 1, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea with representation from 10 countries in Asia.