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AgroBioMediterraneo (ABM) was established as a regional initiative in Vignola, Italy, 1990. It received recognition as an official IFOAM Regional Group in 1997. AgriBioMediteranneo includes 146 IFOAM Affiliates from three continents and 16 Mediterranean countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Palestine, Portugal, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.
IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo has two major aims:
- to promote, develop and disseminate information, knowledge and expertise related to Mediterranean Organic Agriculture and food production.
- the connection between Organic Agriculture and Sustainable development.
ABM spearheads initiatives specifically targeted towards Mediterranean Organic Agriculture issues. To maximize its efforts, ABM has founded four working groups on the following topics:
- Research and Development
- Standards and Certification
Special emphasis is given to development of organic oliveculture, viticulture, citrus and Mediterranean fruits, arable crops and livestock, as well as development of local markets, regional standards and AgriBioTourism.
Charikleia Minotou (Greece)
Yousri Hashem, Vice President (Egypt),
Drazen Lusic, Vice President (Croatia),
Karen Hoberg, Training Working Group Coordinator (Spain),
Paola Migliorini, Research and Development Working Group Coordinator (Italy),
Onn Chen, Market Working Group Coordinator (Israel),
Xhevaire Dulja, Standards and Certification Working Group Coordinator (Albania)
Italian Consortium for Biologic C.I.B.I
Via Ottavio Serena, 37
70126 Bari (Italy)
Tel +39 0805582512, Fax +39 0805582512/14
Contact person: Floriana Di Cintio, email@example.com