Mathew has been re-elected to the World Board of IFOAM at its General Assembly held alongside the Organic World Congress, in Istanbul, just last week – a proud moment for all of us here in Keystone. In his previous term, being part of the Board was a huge learning curve for him – the skills, experiences, depth of understanding of various subjects – from different Board members enabled IFOAM to grow visibly as an organization. He hopes that the confidence reposed by the members (70% have been re-elected), will enable IFOAM to lead the organic world in a meaningful manner.
Added to this excitement was the fact that India won the bid for hosting the next Organic World Congress in 2017. Pitted against Brazil, Russia and China, OFAI (Organic Farming Association of India) made an excellent pitch. A huge responsibility but also a great opportunity to showcase the diversity and richness of the organic agriculture world in India. Looking forward..