The Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International is held every 3 years in a different country. The aim of the congress and related activities (pre-conference, General Assembly, side-events and organic exhibition) is to share experiences, innovations and knowledge about the organic world, while giving the organizing country global visibility. The Congress provides inspiration and an extraordinary momentum for all those who take part. It is the leading event for the development of the organic sector worldwide. The OWC 2017 will encourage organic farmers to dominate the presentation halls, sharing their knowledge and innovations with the rest of the organic world farming community. Organic Farmers should send their presentations to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ministry for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, has written to the Principal Secretary (Agriculture) of all the state governments on 26th July 2016 requesting them to make the arrangements from the government’s organic farming budget for farmers to participate in the Organic World Congress 2017.
The 6-member Congress Steering Committee (OWC) for the Organic World Congress 2017 met at YMCA New Delhi on November 8th 2016. The CSC, together with the organizing committee and the officials of the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, addressed the International media on the OWC on November 9th 2016 at 11am.