The Internal Affairs Session took centre stage on the second day of the 2023 WFO Annual Meeting.

The Internal Affairs Session holds great significance for the Organisation, as the decisions made during this session determine the direction of the WFO for the upcoming year and beyond. 

Today, the General Assembly, the highest decision-making body of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), made some crucial decisions.

They have confirmed Ms Mary Robinson, former President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, as the representative for the North American Constituency on the WFO Board of Directors and elected her as their new Vice President.

They have also elected Ms Fiona Simson, President of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Australia, as the new representative for the Oceanian Constituency to the WFO Board of Directors.

The General Assembly has taken some other significant actions, as well.

They approved the Mid-Term Review of the WFO Strategic Framework 2018-2028.

They have expressed their positive vote for the revision of the WFO Policy on International Trade and established a new Working Group on Trade to support the Organization’s advocacy and policy development efforts in this area.

The General Assembly has also adopted two official statements, one regarding Carbon Markets and the other against replacing the food resulting from the work of farmers with lab-grown food.

Furthermore, for the next year, they pledged to revise the WFO Policy on Food Security while also creating a new Policy on Nature and Biodiversity.

Again this year, the WFO global farming community has shown remarkable dedication and uniqueness in making crucial decisions and taking significant actions. They have overcome geographical and cultural differences and achieved positive outcomes by finding common ground.