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IFOAM 350x233 Peggy Miars has been elected the new president of IFOAM. On the 12th and 13th November 2017, subsequent to the Organic World Congress (OWC) in India, the members of IFOAM - Organics International gathered at their triannual general assembly. As part of the assembly a new president as well as a new World Board for the next three years have been elected.

The Executive Board, led by the new president Peggy Miars, who is succeeding the former president Andre Leu, will be supported by the new vice-presidents Jennifer Chang and Frank Eyhorn. The new IFOAM - Organics International World Board is established by the following members (from left to right): Edith Van Walsum, Netherlands; Karen Mapusua, Fiji; Peggy Miars, USA; Hans Herren, Switzerland; Julia Lernoud, Argentinia; Frank Eyhorn, Switzerland; Choitresh Kumar Ganguly, India; Jennifer Chang, South Korea; David Amudavi, Kenia; Gerold Rahmann, Germany.

The general assembly of the intercontinential network of organic farmers organisations (INOFO) had already taken place on Wednesday the 8th November 2017. Sebastian Mittermeier has been unanimously elected as representative of the European organic associations into the INOFO Board. Therein he fulfils the task of the rapporteur to the World Board.

Background: The general assembly is the highest organ of IFOAM – Organics International and gathers every three years within the frame of the Organic World Congress. The meeting aims at inspiring the members, the board as well as the staff to constantly work towards the vision of being an important voice for the international organic movement. The next IFOAM general assembly is going to take place in 2020 at the 20th Organic World Congress in Rennes, France.