Karen Mapusua

Vice President
IFOAM- Organics International & Manager of Programming Performance and Systems, Land Resources Division Pacific Community

Karen Mapusua is Vice President of IFOAM Organics International and works for the Pacific Community in agricultural development, based in Fiji and serving 22 Pacific Island states. She has a background in NGO capacity building and management and has worked in rural development in the Pacific islands region for close to 20 years with a focus on organic agriculture as a path to social and economic development.

She co-founded the Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community (POETCom), and was extensively involved in developing the Pacific Organic Guarantee Scheme and developing alternative forms of certification that empower farmers.

She has also served as a member the Board of Directors of Fairtrade Australia New Zealand, and is a national of Samoa and Australia.