HISTORY
2016
The Assembly approves Spain’s incorporation as a permanent Observer Member of the ICOA. (ii) Ecuador is elected President of the ICOA Board of Directors, following Argentina’s eight-year presidency.
2015
The Authorities for the Development of Organic Production become part of the ICOA at the ICOA Seventh Regular Assembly, held in Quito, Ecuador.
2014
The ICOA and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) sign a Technical and Administrative Cooperation Agreement. The U.S. becomes a full member of the ICOA commission.
2009
The First Assembly of the ICOA is held in San José, Costa Rica and its first Board of Directors is elected. The Bylaws of the Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture are approved via Resolution IICA/JIA/Res.455 (XV-O/09).
The Bylaws of the Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture are approved ad referendum by the Inter-American Board of Agriculture, via Resolution IICA/CE/Res. 506 (XXIX-0/09).
2008
The "First Meeting of the Network of Competent Authorities on Organic Agriculture of the Americas” is held in Lima, Peru.
The Network of Competent Authorities on Organic Agriculture of the Americas is established as the Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA) via Resolution IICA/CE/Res. 484 (XXVIII-0/08).
2007
At a meeting held in Managua, the Network of Competent Authorities on Organic Agriculture of Latin America and the Caribbean is created.
The “First Meeting of Competent Authorities on Organic Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean” is held in Managua, Nicaragua.
The Hemispheric Organic Agriculture Program (PHAO) of IICA promotes the organization of a meeting between the Competent Authorities on Organic Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.