Organic 3.0 is a revised understanding of the role of the organic movement. It positions organic as a contributor to the achievements of the widely acknowledged Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall objective of Organic 3.0 is to enable the widespread uptake of truly sustainable farming systems and markets based on organic principles. Organic 3.0 expands participation options, and positions organic as a modern, innovative farming system that holistically integrates local and regional contexts.. Regeneration of resources, responsibility in production, sufficiency in consumption, and the ethical and spiritual development of human values, practices and habits are concepts that guide the building of a new organic culture that can drive societal development.
The core of Organic 3.0 is the living relationship between consumers, producers and our environment. Organic 3.0 is still grounded in clearly defined minimum requirements, such as the ones maintained by many government regulations and private schemes around the world, and in the objectives of the IFOAM Standards Requirements. However, it also calls for a culture of continuous improvement towards best practices based on local priorities, and as described in the Best Practices Guidelines of IFOAM – Organics International.