Since 1972, IFOAM occupies an unchallenged position as the only international umbrella organization of the organic world. This allows IFOAM to unite, lead and assist the organic movement in its full diversity, while providing a common voice on relevant organic issues.

IFOAM implements the will of its broad-based constituency, with over 870 Affiliates in more than 120 countries and is governed by a World Board originating from all continents.

Its work includes: