Local Events

Taiwan Youth Congress (National) Dec 2018

Last December 10-14, 2018, a Youth Training-Workshop of the Eco-Friendly Farming & the Organic Agriculture was held in Gongguan and Hualien in Taiwan. The activity was participated by indigenous farmers from all over Taiwan and aimed to strengthen the organic agriculture adaption and implementation by farmers in the country. The series of training-workshops were organized …

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Kerala Organic Farmer’s Association Inaugurates its Website

Ms. Jennifer Chang, Vice President and World Board member of IFOAM Organics International interacted with and inaugerated website of Kerala Organic Farmer’s Association (Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi KJKS), a grassroot organic farmers organisation on 11th of August in Thrissur, Kerala. KJKS is a voluntary farmerers organisation working for more than 25 years in Kerala on …

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The organic movement in Zambia starts BIOF programme

Organic Producers & Processors Association of Zambia (OPPAZ), the national organic agriculture movement for Zambia has started Business-Intended Organic Farming and Wellness programme (BIOF) in collaboration with the private commercial sector and training institutions. This is a sustainability initiative to obviate the negative consequences that rocked its’ operations due to dwindling external financing when Zambia …

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Brazil Policy

Preservation Support Policies in Brazil- What and for whom?

On 16 and 17 August, a seminar on the Brazilian Forest Code and economic support policies for nature preservation took place in the city of Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, center of Brazilian agribusiness, focusing on interpretations and disputes to the defense of common property, organized by the Carta de Belém group, a social …

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Local Market Uganda

Promotion of PGS for local marketing in Eastern Africa

Using strategic relations and platforms, INOFO is pursuing the harmonization of PGS operations using the EAOPS mark in the region.  During the recent two day meeting hosted by PELUM, Kenya, for the Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative forum for indigenous certification bodies in Eastern Africa region, the EA convener shared an update of INOFO in …

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Patikim Festival in Quezon, Philippines

Patikim Festival: sharing the harvest of hard work and industriousness

For Filipinos, the month of May is the month of festivals and thanksgiving for bountiful harvests. Every year, in May, farmers, advocates, and Local Government Units from Quezon Province, converged and share anything they can afford in celebration of bountiful harvest called Patikim Festival. The festival showcases locally organic produced cuisine such as rice cakes, …

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