PH hosts 6th Organic Asia Congress
Organized by IFOAM Asia, the 6th Organic Asia Congress is the largest organic event in the world this year and it will be hosted by the Philippines in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte in Northern Mindanao on June 4-10, 2023. The Congress will highlight the role of organic agriculture in attaining sustainable growth and development.
More than 200 foreign delegates from more than 30 countries around the world have expressed interest to take part in this year's event and hundreds of Filipino participants are also expected to participate.
The local government units across the country are the major partners of this event and for this reason, the Department of Interior and Local Government issued a memorandum circular inviting local chief executives, agriculture officers, local planning coordinators, and organic agriculture focal points to attend this international gathering.
This memorandum circular is a clear manifestation of the DILG’s full support to the Organic Agriculture Act (RA 11511).
Concerned offices and other stakeholders from all over the country are strongly encouraged to attend this international event and push for the full implementation of RA 11511 which establishes critical measures to address food security issues and contribute to sustainable development efforts.