The Board of the Alliance for Organic Integrity had their first face to face meeting in the United Kingdom on May 24-26, 2019.
The Alliance is recently legally incorporated in the USA and is in the process of seeking charitable status. A sister organization to the IOAS, it is focused on building and sharing tools, strategies and training to better promote and protect organic integrity across organic platforms through partnerships and building alliances with other organic stakeholder leaders around the world. It is envisaged that the development of the Alliance will expedite solving the many challenges that the organic sector faces due to our rapid and continued growth and success. The IOAS has donated seed funding to the Alliance which intends to seek matching funds from the trade, governments and international donors to make its work plans a reality. The current Board is initially constituted by people with an IOAS background but the Alliance is seeking 3 (out of 5) Board members from other entities that share the mission of protecting organic integrity and would like to contribute and guide the organisation and agenda forward. If you would like to hear more about the Alliance, please contact Ken Commins at email@example.com
In the photograph (from left to right) are Ken Commins, David Crucefix, Francis Blake, Jan Deane, Michael Sligh and Bo van Elzakker.