Eleven months left to go for the Organic Farming Congress 2017. For the first time in the history of organic farming, organic farmers are getting ready to make detailed presentations of their work at the Congress in large numbers. The Congress itself is being touted as the first world organic conference of organic farmers, a proposal which is solidly backed by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) which is the owner of the Congress.
Because the Congress is being hosted by the Organic Farming Association, we have started long term planning to ensure that organic farmers who have innovations to share with the world organic farming community will not face any obstacles to come to Delhi to make their presentations. Though the OWC has its usual website registration forms on-line, etc., we have still kept the windows and doors open to organic farmers to write to us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) in case they wish to attend the Congress, make presentations or otherwise just be part of the event. In India, they can simply call: 0832-2255913, pay their money and get registered.
The Government of India, due to its present policy, is a co-organizer of the event and is fully committed to the event’s success.
We propose to ensure that at least 1,000 organic farmers from India can participate in the Congress. We are inviting over a 100 organic farmers each from Africa, Latin America, China, Asia and the SAARC countries to ensure that this is a truly global event of organic farming.
Though 11 months are left for the Congress, time will fly by quicker than you realizee. Already the time to present the presentations closed officially on 30 November. Due to requests, it has been once again extended to the 31st December 2016, in order to allow those who missed the dates to send in their PPTs.
Conference registration, however, is open till November 2017. However, there is a substantial chance this year of conference registration closing before November 2017 since the venue at Greater Noida can host only 2,500 organic farmers and other organic farming delegates including scientists, and if that reaches its target, then registration will close and there will be no further chances of registering at the venue even if you are coming from abroad.
You are therefore suitably warned. Don’t blame us if the door closes before you register because you have been given ample time and notice.