Grow Green
Food and Farming Systems for a Climate-Friendly Future

1–2 June 2021, Online Webinar

Chris Atkinson

Chris Atkinson is Board Member of IFOAM Organic Europe ( IFOAM Organics Europe ) and is Head of Standards at the Soil Association ( Soil Association ).

IFOAM Organics Europe is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming. We represent organic in European policymaking and advocate for a transformation of food and farming. Our work is based on the principles of organic agriculture – health, ecology, fairness and care. With more than 200 members in 34 European countries, our work spans the entire organic food chain.  We want to transform European food and farming to a system that is fair, environmentally conscious, healthy and caring.

Founded in 1946 the Soil Association is the only UK charity working across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. We do this because we know if we work together with our community of supporters, partners, donors and dedicated staff we can make a world of difference.  The Soil Association was one of the founders of the global organic movement and developed some of the world’s first organic standards. Today, we continue to develop high standards for food, farming, health and beauty, and textiles and work across Europe to influence legislation.  Through our work with The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) both in the EU and internationally, we support a thriving organic movement in all corners of the world.