On 20 and 21 July 2022, was held in Goesan, South Korea, the 2nd International Conference on Organic Agriculture Policy: “Best Policies towards Transformation into Organic Agriculture”.
After the Message of Greetings by Song In-Hern, Mayor of Goesan County, the Message of welcome by Mathew John, President of IFOAM-Organics Asia, the Message of Congratulations by Shin, Song Gyu, the President of the Goesan Local Assembly and by Karen Mapusua, President of IFOAM-Organics International, started the Conference, moderated by Sangjun Jang Projects Director of IFOAM-Organics Asia, with the Keynote Speeches of Andre Leu, International Director of Regeneration International, of Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, Director of Strategy of IFOAM-Organics Asia, and Masaya Koriyama, Organic Congress Japan Committee Member.
Then followed the Main Presentations (moderated by Miyoshi Satoko, World Board Member, IFOAM-Organics International) by Emma Siliprandi, FAO Rome, Lucie Reynaud, Regional Coordinator Agroecology Learning Alliance in Southeast Asia (ALiSEA), Hanna Winkler, Policy Coordinator on Agriculture and Climate Change, IFOAM Organics Europe.
The third part of the first day (Pathways towards 100% Organic) was moderated by Xhona Hysa, Advocacy Department of IFOAM-Organics International, and involved speeches by Sundaram Anbalagan of Sikkim, India, Anani Combe K. Selom, President of ANA-Bio Togo, Prem Bahadur Thapa, President of Nepal Permaculture Group.
The fourth part of the first day (Government Policies in Support to Companies for Organic Processing, Product Development and Marketing) included speeches by Salvatore Basile, President of the International Network of Eco- regions (IN.N.E.R.) and Co-president of the Global Alliance of Organic Districts (GAOD), Li Tiangang, Former Mayor & Chief Adviserof Yangxian County, China, and Edgardo Uychiat, Vice-President, IFOAM-Organics Asia Philippines.
The second day (on the Global Trends in Organic Agriculture) was moderated by Salvatore Basile, President of IN.N.E.R. and Co-President of GAOD.
The first part was dedicated to the Public Procurement for Organic Agriculture, with speeches by Choi Donggeun, Executive Director of Korea Checkoff Board for Environmentally-Friendly Agriculture-South Korea, Samuel Adimado, Ghana Organic Agriculture Network, Raed Almusaylim, of the Department of Organic Production, Saudi Arabia.
The second part was dedicated to the Government Policies Promoting Organic Agriculture in the Education Sector, with speeches by Han Eusun, Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Cesare Zanasi, Professor at Bologna University, Italy, Eduardo Cerda, National Director of Agroecology – Argentina.
The third part was dedicated to the Government support of Organic Inputs, with speeches by Sabastian Saragih, Indonesia Organic Alliance, Thilak Karivawasam, President of Lanka Organic Agriculture Movement and Managing Director of SriCert Sri Lanka.
The conclusions were given by Mathew John, President of IFOAM Organics Asia.