How it started
To tackle urgent issues like the climate crisis, malnutrition, and biodiversity loss, we need to listen to the farmers bearing the brunt of these crises and choosing to champion sustainability in our food systems. #IGrowYourFood gives them a platform to directly address citizens, consumers and policymakers – as well as connect with other farmers around the world.
Inspired by the principles of organic agriculture of IFOAM – Organics International, the global action day started in 2019. Today, it’s a moment for sustainability advocates, policymakers, consumers, and likeminded organisations around the world to come together on social media and hear directly from the people growing our food.
How it works
During Organic September, organic and agroecological farmers are invited to share videos, articles, or photo stories explaining why they #LuvOrganic on a designated day. Policymakers, organisations, advocates and citizens then amplify their messages, re-post their videos, and join the conversation on how organic can be a pathway to true sustainability.
#IGrowYourFood works both ways. We support farmers in making their voices heard, triggering meaningful change, and farmers share real, first-hand experiences and arguments to help decisionmakers do the right thing.
Anyone can join! Ahead of the action day, we’ll share the official #IGrowYourFood toolkit – complete with ready-to-post visuals, messages, and videos – to help you contribute to the global action day.