IFOAM Launches the IFOAM Amenity Agriculture Alliance (IAAA)
On May 25, 2012 in Shanghai, China, 55 people attended the launch and signing ceremony of the latest IFOAM self-organized structure, the IFOAM AMENITY AGRICULTURE ALLIANCE (IAAA), which builds the platform for worldwide recreation agriculture. Amenity agriculture covers all the forms of agriculture used for parks, gardens, sporting fields, golf courses, resorts, hotels, road sides and other public areas where plants are grown. People not only want to eat food that is grown without pesticides, they want to be able to walk, play, sit and work in public areas that have not been sprayed with toxic chemicals: for this reason, IAAA has a very important role in promoting methods to manage these areas by using organic practices. The IAAA head office is located in Beijing, China and it has gained the general financial support by the Chinese Government.