Research Education

About OCIA R&E

Our History

OCIA Research and Education, Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and is a 501(c)(3) organization. OCIA R&E is led by a six-member board of directors and one OCIA staff member. OCIA Research and Education was formed by OCIA International members to fund organic farming research conducted around the world. Research results are presented to members during annual meetings and through quarterly newsletters.

Our Mission

The mission of OCIA Research and Education is to support farmer driven research, on farm and at research institutions, including exploratory and demonstration projects. We facilitate connections between farmers, researchers, consumers and decision-makers, and educate organic producers and local and global communities regarding organic farming and foods.