International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) is registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1860. ICCOA is a knowledge and learning centre promoting organic agriculture and agribusiness. It provides a platform for interaction to all stakeholders in the organic sector. ICCOA initiated a unique concept of biovillage that goes beyond just organic farming and certification. The model aims to increase the farmer's income and living standards by integrating seven other components such as agriculture/ horticulture, animal husbandry, production of organic inputs, bio gas units, basic processing facilities, rural entrepreneurs, agri and eco-tourism. The farmers and entrepreneurs will take up these activities within the village, thereby reducing the costs of farming inputs, processing centres, marketing and enhance marketing opportunities.