How We Got Started
IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo is an official Regional group of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement (IFOAM). It is one of the oldest regional initiatives within the IFOAM. The history of IFOAM-ABM goes back to 1990 starting with the first meeting held in Vignola (Mo), Italy.
IFOAM is a membership organisation with members from countries all over the world. The goals is the worldwide adoption of ecologically, socially and economically sound systems that are based on the Principles of Organic Agriculture: principle of health, ecology, fairness and care.
IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo (ABM) coordinates the activities of IFOAM-member organizations in the Mediterranean Region. IFOAM ABM members come from three different continents (Africa, Asia, Europe) and 16 Mediterranean countries, bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
VISION AND GOALS ABM
Adoption of organic agriculture in the Mediterranean as a system
which combines tradition, innovation, science and sustainable
rural development through:
- Promotion and dissemination of the importance of Organic Agriculture
- Enhancement of the increase of the Organic Agriculture
- Enforcement of the creation of a new holistic and effective attitude for the protection and preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity
- Connection of the organic agriculture with social benefits
- Enforcement of an alternative rural development
Provide an organic Mediterranean model which will be sustainable and viable for people and for agricultural and environmental ecosystems.
Enforce the food and livestock production and support the promotion of the quality and the trade value of products and services
Drazen Lusic (Croatia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Onn Chen (Israel), email@example.com
Paola Migliorini (Italy), firstname.lastname@example.org
Konstantinos Dimitriadis (Greece), email@example.com
Aina Calafat (Spain), firstname.lastname@example.org
Xhevaire Dulja (Albania), email@example.com
Sara Priori (Italy), firstname.lastname@example.org
Constanitinos Macharias (Greece), email@example.com