Project Description

Joelle Katto-Andrighetto

Head of Organic Policy & Guarantee
IFOAM – Organics International

Joelle Katto-Andrighetto is an agricultural Engineer with multi-disciplinary background and a specialization in rural development and project management. Joelle has worked her entire career in the field of organic agriculture, and more precisely on organic standards and certification systems. She has been with IFOAM-Organics International since August 2005. She is currently the Head of the Organic Policy and Guarantee Department for IFOAM-Organics International, managing a team of 4 persons. Joelle manages the IFOAM Organic Guarantee System, including the IFOAM Family of Standards program, the IFOAM Accreditation Program, and the IFOAM Standard. Joelle chairs the various technical committees that work on the development of the IFOAM Norms, namely the IFOAM Standard Committee, the IFOAM Accreditation Requirements Committee, and the IFOAM Standards Requirements Committee. Joelle also oversees the IFOAM PGS Program (Participatory Guarantee Systems) as well as advocacy efforts to promote organic market access. In addition to those regular activities, Joelle works to develop technical positions as mandated by the IFOAM General Assembly or IFOAM World Board, and is often called as an international expert to provide advice to countries on the development or improvement of their organic regulations, standards and certification systems.