A more detailed program will still be published, but you can find below an overview of the dates on which the different parts of the program will take place, and where.
|November 8, 2017||Pre-conferences||National Centre of Organic Farming, Ghaziabad|
|November 9, 2017||Inauguration*||India Exposition Mart|
|November 9, 2017||Cultural Evening||India Exposition Mart|
|November 9-11, 2017||Organic World Congress & Workshops||India Exposition Mart|
|November 9-11, 2017||Biofach India with India Organic Trade Fair||India Exposition Mart|
|November 11, 2017||Motion Bazaar||India Exposition Mart|
|November 12-13, 2017||General Assembly||
*The Prime Minister of India has been invited to inaugurate the Congress on 9 November 2017
Pre-conferences will take place the day before the official launch of the Organic World Congress 2017 at stipulated places.
In order to apply for a pre-conference, please contact Ms. Sumana Nandi via
IFOAM - Organics International
8 November 2017,
CPWD Hall (C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium), Ghaziabad (500 meters from NCOF, Ghaziabad) - Capacity: 300
How to manifest Organic 3.0?
In a 3.0 world, food chains are succeeded by food systems – inclusive societies continually improving toward best practice based on organic principles and practices – allowing producers better livelihoods, healthier diets for consumers, and cleaner more sustainable ecosystems. The synergy created through heightened consumer awareness, innovative market mechanisms, and favorable policy is already happening in Organic Food Systems.
Sustainability works from the farm and local ecosystem outward, rejuvenating communities and strengthening the connection between rural and urban areas, and fostering the mutual support and interdependence of value chains. Join us for a showcase and discussion of best practice examples and leading thought from around the globe – come and participate: present, share, learn, and network.
More information here
Contact: David Gould, IFOAM - Organics International Program Facilitator
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
8 November 2017,
India Habitat Center, Lodhi Estate, Delhi
The pre-conference shall discuss and debate on pertinent issues like living wages, management of compliance, modern slavery, etc. Other points of discussion may include:
Professionals from industry, trade bodies, standard organizations (including IFOAM - Organics International), academicians, researchers and other stakeholders shall be invited.
Contact: Sumit Gupta, +91-9892270594
Organic Animal Husbandry
7-8 November 2017,
National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF), Ghaziabad - Capacity: 300
The pre-conference will highlight the role of livestock in sustainable agriculture and give importance to organic livestock rearing globally. It will focus on main challenges in different themes, taking into account the diversity of organic and sustainable animal husbandry systems.
Themes will include: Organic livestock rearing, appropriate breeding, animal health, animal welfare, feeding, organic livestock products, looking beyond the big 5 (cattle, sheep, goat, pig, poultry) and cross cutting issues.
Find out more information in the event brochure.
Contact: Nitya Ghotge
Inter-Continental Network of Organic Farmers Organisations
8 November 2017,
ISI Auditorium, Delhi - Capacity: 150
INOFO General Assembly to discuss progress of previous year and to plan ahead for the upcoming year.
Workshops will be held throughout the Organic World Congress, from November 9th to 11th 2017. There will be two halls for parallel workshops, which can also be combined into one, should additional space be required.
Any interested party can apply to host a workshop. the deadline for submissions is November 30th 2016. All you need to do is send a description of the title and content of the workshop, and a list of the speakers on max. one A4 page to email@example.com.
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