Mathew was at Biofach Nuremberg this month – the biggest organic fair in the world takes place every year in Germany and attracts thousands of visitors to meet processors and traders from all parts of the globe. This year was no less. Importantly, the signing of the contract for the next Organic World Congress in 2017, was signed between IFOAM (www.ifoam.bio) and OFAI (www.ofai.org). Just after Biofach, the IFOAM World Board also met on the 14th & 15th of Feb – this meeting was a change as a day was kept aside to hold a workshop on various issues concerning IFOAM rather than just a decision making space. All credit to Frank Eyhorn and Matthew Holmes for organizing and keeping us focussed.