OTA provides the critical trade association roles of watch dogging, advocacy, and expert analysis to advance organic food and farming.
OTA creates new markets for organic products through international promotions, exporter education, business to business connections, and trade negotiations.
OTA tracks market size, growth rates, profitability, distribution channels and evolving consumer perceptions about the $39 billion organic sector.
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Laura Batcha, OTA's CEO/Executive Director is one of the invited speakers at the North American Agricultural Journalists annual meeting in Washington on April 27 and 28. Other featured speakers are the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Laura will be speaking to the group on April 28. Attendees at the NAAJ meeting include the top agricultural and farm industry reporters in the country.
The Canada Organic Trade Association promotes the organic sector, educates the public and protects organic product integrity. COTA raises public awareness of the diverse Canadian organic industry through initiatives like national Organic Week and the Think Before You Eat consumer campaign. Member participation ensures that COTA will continue to be a strong voice for organic—to governments, consumers and the media.
The Organic Center is a trusted, go-to source of information for scientific research about organic food and farming. As a non-profit research and education organization, The Center covers up-to-date studies on sustainable agriculture and health, and collaborates with academic and governmental institutions to fill gaps in the current knowledge base about the many benefits of organic food and farming.