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The Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture (ALGOA) was initiated by IFOAM-Organics Asia in 2013 with the aim of fostering dialogue and cooperation among Asian local governments for the development of organic agriculture and its related industries. Goesan County is a county in South Korea and is one of Korea’s best healing designations and is a proud city of organic farming and longevity. The IFOAM Asia office is located in downtown Goesan, solidifying the county's reputation as a major organic agriculture destination in the country. Visit Goesan County's website at http://www.goesan.go.kr/eng/index.do Goesan County - seat of ALGOA Presidency since 2017 This year , the ALGOA + 4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy will be held on September 18th – 21st in Goesan County, South Korea. The ALGOA+4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy Learn More The ALGOA+4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy Learn More Application to the ALGOA Organic Foundation Course 2020 is offered to ALGOA members, IFOAM Asia affiliates and partners in Asia. Priority will be given to participants from developing countries. Full and partial sponsorships are offered to all eligible participants. The 2020 ALGOA Organic Foundation Course Application is now open Learn More The ALGOA-Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture and IN.N.E.R. – International Network of Eco Regions decided to cooperate closely to promote a wider adoption of organic agriculture practices & disseminate them in other continents. IFOAM EU, IFOAM Asia and IFOAM – Organics International encouraged this alliance and will monitor its development. ALGOA and INNER signs historic agreement in Rome, Italy Learn More The First Issue of the ALGOA Newsletter is now available for download! 2020 ALGOA Newsletter Issue #1 Click here to download the newsletter! The 6th ALGOA Summit will be held virtually on October 12th – 16th, at 1400 – 1700 Korean Standard Time / 0700 – 1000 CEST. The Opening Ceremony will be held on October 12th, 1400 – 1545 Korean Standard Time / 0700 – 0845 CEST. See you at the Summit! Registration is now closed! On Sept 18th, more than a thousand people from 33 countries all over the world participated at the 5th ALGOA Anniversary Celebrations which included the official launching of the Young Organic Global Network (YOGN) and the matriculation ceremony of the Organic Foundation Course. The events were stream-lived on Facebook and Youtube.

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The 6th ALGOA & Inaugural GAOD Summits were Successfully Completed!
The Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture or ALGOA Newsletter #2, which contains news and information about the 5th ALGOA Anniversary and Asia Organic Day last September and the 6th ALGOA Summit last October, is now available! ALGOA Newsletter #2 is now available! Click here to download The ALGOA Events for 2020 are listed in IFOAM Asia’s 2020 Annual Report. ALGOA Asia is a daughter organization of IFOAM Asia and is based in Goesan County, South Korea. ALGOA Events for 2020 Click here to download
In 2022, IFOAM - Organics International will turn 50, IFOAM Organics Europe 20, and IFOAM Organics Asia 10. To mark these milestones, we’re celebrating 2022 as the Year of Organics!

The aim of the Year of Organics is to raise awareness of how organic agriculture can be a pathway to addressing not only hunger and malnutrition, but also other challenges including poverty, water use, the climate crisis, as well as unsustainable production and consumption.

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The 2022 IFOAM-Goesan International Organic Expo will be held on Sep. 22, 2022

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The ALGOA Newsletter #2 is now available!

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The 7th ALGOA and 2nd GAOD Summits were a success!

The 7th ALGOA and 2nd GAOD Summits were successfully held virtually in Goesan County, South Korea last October 26th -…

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