06 10 September 2021


20th Organic World Congress

Every three years, the organic sector assembles to host the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world’s largest gathering in the organic sector. The 20th Organic World Congress, initially planned from 21 to 27 September 2020 has been postponed until 6 to 10 September 2021.

illustration 20th Organic World Congress

Drawing from the motto, ‘From its Roots, Organic Inspires Life‘, the 20th OWC aims to provide organic and likeminded stakeholders working towards sustainable agriculture, value chains, and consumption with an opportunity to exchange their knowledge, innovations, and experiences. The congress is seen as a leading event for the global organic sector.

Plenary sessions of the 20th Organic World Congress (OWC) will be accompanied by six individual conference forums:

  • Leadership Forum: Discuss and shape the future of the organic movement
  • Farmers’ and Advisors’ Forum: Share knowledge and initiatives
  • Science Forum: Present research on the organic sector
  • Supply and Value Chain Forum: Share inspiring experiences and address work-related concerns
  • Culture and Education Forum: Discuss the philosophical foundation and knowledge management of the organic movement
  • Stakeholder Forum: Promote a multi-actor approach for organic food systems


Conference Languages
The conference language is English. Simultaneous translation in English, French, and Spanish will be made available for specific sessions during the congress, in particular for plenary sessions and for the Farmers' Forum.