The Ministries of Agriculture of the Americas established that the objectives of the ICOA are:
to the development of organic agriculture in the countries of the Americas, trade in its products, and serve as a technical body for knowledge management and the sharing and dissemination of appropriate information in a timely manner;
to the strengthening of the institutional structures of the Competent Authorities in Organic Agriculture in the countries of the Americas;
To coordinate and promote
the development and harmonization of standards and procedures to stimulate and regulate the production and control of and trade in organic foods in the countries of the Americas;
as a mechanism for consultation, liaison and reciprocal cooperation with the competent governmental bodies that promote and establish standards for the development and control of organic agriculture in each country of the Americas;
Within the framework of other functions that contribute to the development of organic agriculture, to sponsor, insofar as possible, the development of organic agriculture and its institutional framework.