Hualien County – Taiwan: 2nd World Organic Youth Summit (WOYS)

Theme: “Opportunities for Youth in the Organic Sector”

Date:  13th – 15th Sept, 2023 

No of Participants: 62 invited foreign delegates & VIPs with 300 Taiwanese participants

Background of the Summit

The 2nd World Organic Youth Summit brings together young people across the continents to discuss and share trends and new opportunities in organic agriculture. It will be a meeting place for young leaders and organic practitioners to address common challenges and future prospects to take the organic sector forward.


From 1 to 10 June 2023 the organic world meets in Philippines: Asian Organic Youth Forum, ALGOA/GAOD Summits, Organic Asia Congress, WOAA Summit.

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It is a global transdisciplinary network and collaborative community of concerned scholars, researchers, educators, practitioners, farmers, creative artists, and others who offer courses to people world vide that inspire deep systemic change towards  sustainable life-enhancing societies for humans, animals, and the whole nature. Peoples Academy is established as an integrated part of the common framework and guidelines for the development and implementation of Bio districts/Organic districts/Eco regions, etc. in Europe and globally.

Info: Prof. Ove Jakobsen:

From 30th of September to 16th of October 2022  July 2022: 2022 IFOAM-GOESAN International Organix EXPO:

From 18th to 19th of July 2022: 8th ALGOA & 3rd GAOD Summits “Public Participation in Local Governance. Pre-Summits on-line the 24 June and 11 July. Register NOW:…/

From 17th to 19th of June 2022: 1st International Conference on School Meals “Leave No Child Behind” – New Tapei City:

From 26th to29th of October 2021: The 7th ALGOA and 2nd GAOD Summits: 

16th of October 2021: People’s Food Summit.


20th of October 2021, 18.30-20 CET, Webinar “How Biodistricts are empowering and re-embedding agroecological food systems in local economies? Agroecology Europe is pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the “Month of Agroecology”, which will take place throughout October 2021. This one-month event will be an opportunity to explore and deepen each of the 13 principles of agroecology developed by the HLPE (UN High Level Panel for Food Security) in the light of European realities.

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June 9th 2021, International webinar “The commitment of the Sri Lankan government to go organic!”. The webinar live here at IFOAM Asia’s Facebook Page on June 9th, 14:00 Sri Lanka / 15:30 Jakarta / 16:30 Manila, Beijing / 17:30 Seoul, Tokyo/10:30 Rome  Download the Program:  Download the GAOD Support Letter: 

Xichong Asia Organic Summit


May 27th~28th, 2021, Xichong County, China. Participants: IFOAM Asia affiliates, Chinese organic companies, Government representatives of different levels of governments. The role of organic districts will be explained to the Chinese audience: Key Note speech by Co-president of GAOD, Salvatore Basile – Organic Districts toSupport Rural Revitalization; Mrs Michela Filpi of Cilento Bio-District of Italy – Organic Food, Lifestyle and Longevity of People in Cilento. Download the Programme:

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1- Introductory phase: Pathways to Cooperation

2 – Covid-19 and Organic Agriculture. Organic food consumption – a step forward for sustainability

3 – Contributions from the Work Groups of GAOD: n° 1 Organic Districts’ Integrated Management, Planning, Governance and Policies; n° 6 Communication; n° 7 Youth in Organic Agriculture 

4 – Contributions from the Work Groups of GAOD: n° 2 Tourism and Gastronomy; n° 4 Food processing, distribution, consumption. Food and nutrition security, quality and health

5 – Contributions from the Work Groups of GAOD: n° 3 organic and regenerative farming; n° 5 social issues

15-16 October 2020, Bruxelles, Farm To Fork EU Commission Conference: video-contribution on Organic District by Basile/Hertwig

16 October 2020, ALGOA and GAOD Declaration in the World Food Day

12-16 October 2020, 6th ALGOA Summit “Building Alliances Beyond Asia” and Inaugural GAOD Summit. It will also take place online.


Goesan County, South Korea – The Young Organics Global Network (YOGN) was formally launched in a virtual event on September 18th, 2020 at 1430 Korean Standard Time.

18 September 2020, 5th Anniversary of ALGOA and Asia Organic Day. Opening Ceremony will start at 14:00 Korean Standard Time (at 7 AM Central European Time). More info.

ALGOA Newsletter, issue 1, September 2020:

  • GAOD Co-presidents election
  • ALGOA celebrates 5 years & Asia Organic Day
  • 6th ALGOA Summit “Building Alliances Beyond Asia”


With the successful hosting of the “ALGOA+4 International Summit on Organic Agriculture Policy” in 2019, ALGOA has made great strides in forming global alliances across the world.
On Feb 6th, 2020, in Rome, Italy, ALGOA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Network of Eco-regions, supported by IFOAM-Organics International, IFOAM Asia, IFOAM EU, the Baltic Foundation of Lithuania and the members of the Organic Food System Program for future cooperation.
On April 15th, the signers of the MoU in February invited other organizations such as Regeneration International, League of Organic Municipalities, Cities and Provinces of the Philippines (LOAMCP-PH), etc and in the ensuing discussions, the Global Alliance of Organic Districts (GAOD) was born.

Seven Work Groups (WGs) have been defined. Within each Work Group the participants will develop initiatives focused on different stages of knowledge production, dissemination and application.

Setting up different Work Groups (WGs) reflecting the topics involved in Organic Districts management is our core organizational measure to facilitate and support concrete actions. Each WG has participants from the GAOD Partner Meetings. It is also recommended that, when possible, similar WGs are established at the level of each Organic District for local involvement and actions. Hence the organization structure includes two levels: GAOD General Work Groups and GAOD Local Work Groups.


    Work Group 1 Organic Districts Integrated Management
    Work Group 2 Tourism and Gastronomy
    Work Group 3 Regenerative/Organic Farming – Agroecology- Natural Resources Management and Energy production
    Work Group 4 Food processing, distribution, consumption. Food and nutrition security, quality and health.
    Work Group 5 Social issues: social agriculture, communities’ enforcement, Urban-Rural relations
    Work Group 6 Communication
    Work Group 7 Youth and Organic Agriculture