Official Launching of ALGOA

ALGOA was officially inaugurated on September 19th, 2015, in Goesan County, Chungbuk Province, South Korea. There were 16 countries in Asia represented at the historic occasion including the Minister of Agriculture of Bhutan, His Excellency Lynpo Yeshey Dorji, who was invited as the chief VIP to honor the occasion.

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.

ALGOA is a daughter organization of IFOAM Organics Asia and its Secretariat is based in IFOAM Organics Asia.

Foreign Participants from 16 countries in Asia

Foreign Participants from 16 countries in Asia

The founding members of ALGOA

The Founding Members of ALGOA (South Korea, India, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Japan)

Goesan County, South Korea, 1st Presidency of ALGOA

At the historic occasion, Goesan County, South Korea was nominated for the first presidency of ALGOA for the Years 2015 to 2017.