The Organic Agriculture Association is a non-governmental organization that aims to promote the development of Vietnam Organic Agriculture and contributes to the world organic agriculture movement.

On May 22, 2012 at the Farmers’ Association Training School, Mai Dich, Cau Giay, Hanoi, the first congress of the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOA) took place with the participation of The majority of 158 delegates are scientists, representatives of organizations, businesses, consumers and organic farmer groups. In particular, there was the participation of Mr. Zhou Zejiang, representative of International Union of Organic Movements (IFOAM). Mr. Koen den Braber, Advisor of Organic Agriculture Project, representative of ADDA gave a speech and shared at the meeting about ADDA’s efforts in promoting the establishment of the Association.

With the aim of connecting enthusiastic people who voluntarily participate in promoting the sustainable development of Organic Agriculture in Vietnam, creating high quality products, ensuring food hygiene and safety, contributing part of protecting human health, maintaining race, protecting ecological environment, minimizing the harmful effects of global climate change, meeting the requirements of international economic integration, the Association will be the place to promise Appointment to make an important contribution to the development of organic agriculture in Vietnam.

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The congress also elected the Executive Committee for the 2012-2017 term, including 19 members. Dong Chi Ha Phuc Mich was elected to the position of Chairman of the Association.

Organic agriculture is still relatively new in Vietnam, with initial developments acknowledging the important contributions made by NGOs including ADDA to the Organic Agriculture Development Project. Hopefully, the establishment of the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association will create an important driving force to promote the development of organic agriculture.