Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) Associate Professor Jennifer Taylor, Ph.D., has been selected to serve on the Organics International World Board by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) – Organics International General Assembly.
Taylor will serve on the World Board from 2021 to 2024 along with nine new members selected from worldwide applicants on September 13, 2021. Taylor also directs the FAMU CAFS State-Wide Small Farm Program.
Elected by the membership of IFOAM-Organics International, the World Board team is responsible for overseeing and supporting IFOAM-Organic International’s work growing the global organic marketplace, communicating the benefits of organic, training organic leaders, and facilitating capacity building for organic farmers.
“The team also develops strategic recommendations that help IFOAM-Organics International further the mainstream adoption of organic practices,” said Taylor.
IFOAM-Organics International has members in more than 100 countries and territories as well as regional bodies and sector platforms that together assist in leading change, organically. IFOAM-Organics International is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.
Taylor also serves as co-president of IFOAM North America, a self-organized regional body of IFOAM members in Canada, United States, and the English-speaking Caribbean. The group works to build capacity in North America and to enhance public awareness, provide a forum to exchange ideas, engage in North American-specific activities, enable small farm capacity building to advance organic agriculture and its principles to all.
For more information online, visit https://www.ifoam.bio/our-work/where/north-america and https://www.ifoam.bio/about-us