India hosts 19th Organic World Congress – 2017
The 19th edition of Organic World Congress (OWC- 2017) was held at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from November 9-11, 2017. It was inaugurated by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. It was organised by International Federation of Organic Farming Movements (IFOAM) and OAFI.
Its goal was to move from organic India to the organic world. In the event 55 seeds group from 15 Indian states showcased 4,000 varieties of seeds. It saw participation of 1,400 representatives from 110 countries and 2000 delegates from India. One of highlights of the event was exhibition of carefully preserved diverse indigenous seed varieties over generations.
Organic World Congress (OWC)
The Organic World Congress (OWC) is organized once every three years in a different country and this time it is being organised in India. It provides an unique opportunity to share experiences, innovations and knowledge about organics. The last edition was held in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2014.