The 18th edition of the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) is taking place from 13 -15 October 2014 in Istanbul. Following the OWC, the IFOAM General Assembly will take place on October 16 & 17, 2014.

Registration is still open for this unique opportunity to meet with over 1,500 stakeholders of the organic sector, to share knowledge and know-how, and devise concepts to shape the future of the organic sector!

This congress is structured in 3 conference tracks: Main Track, Scientific Track, and Practitioners’ Track. In addition, a series of workshops i.e. full sessions organized by interested parties, are highlighting the contributions made by various initiatives from around the organic world.

The Main Track, made up of two parallel sessions titled Organic Vision Building and Growing the Organic World, sees panelists discuss the future direction of the global organic world.

The Scientific Track is designed for researchers to present their latest findings on systems, plant production, animal husbandry, socio-economics, processing, trade, and human nutrition research.

The Practitioners Track provides a forum for the exchange of hands-on knowledge and experiences in the practical and strategic as well as socio-cultural aspects of organic food and agriculture.

Keynote speakers include:
Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, Nigeria, Jason Clay, WWF, USA and Andre Leu, IFOAM World Board, Australia.IFOAM Affiliates benefit from a further 20% discount on 3-day tickets.

The series of workshops is open to institutes and initiatives interested in sharing their expertise with congress attendees.