We represent local farmers to protect ourselves from corporate food and unsustainable development
The Inter-Continental Network of Organic Farmer Organisations connects farmer groups to global platforms, ensuring the needs and rights of local farmers are guaranteed and protected. We take the skills, knowledge and networks of farmers in different countries to coordinate strategies that ensure food security for current and future generations.
How we organise
Efforts by Organic Farmers Organisations to set up their own professional union have taken root over many years, as seen in successive INOFO general assemblies : Italy 2008, Korea 2011, Istanbul 2014 & Delhi 2017. We now have our autonomous, self-organised infrastructure within which we consult and cooperate on matters of common concern and can speak in any forum with a legitimate voice. INOFO’s initial objectives were limited to setting up an effective infrastructure of delegates and conveners who are mandated from the grassroots upwards, by which organic farmer organisations keep in touch with each other at all levels, via the Convener’s Council, at an inter-continental level. This minimal infrastructure belongs specifically and exclusively to organic farmer organisations.
Every 3 years, local and national organisations send delegates to the INOFO General Assembly (GA), which is held in a different location each time. Here, the GA sets the organisational and thematic agenda for the next term. From there, we elect new conveners who administer the inter-continental network, and set priorities for the future of the organisation.
Connect with farmers in your own region and language via our OFO forums. Simply register an account with us and become a member to get access to discussions, Discord servers, and Telegram group chats with farmers in your neighbourhood!