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