Every three years, at the Organic World Congress (OWC), IFOAM - Organics International, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea, and the IFOAM Technology Innovation Platform (TIPI) award outstanding organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA).
OFIA is an initiative of the government of the Republic of Korea in remembrance of the 17th OWC held in 2011 in its Gyeonggi Province.
The overall goal of OFIA is to contribute to solving problems and exploring potentials in order to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of organic farming and to improve viability for the environment, plants, animals, and human beings. The objective of OFIA is to regularly highlight outstanding innovations and to incentivize organic innovations among researchers, extension agents, and practitioners.
The next OFIA Award will be at the OWC 2021 and we will publish more information as it becomes available.
For more information on the award see https://www.ifoam.bio/ofia