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.
Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica (SEAE),
Cami del Port s/n Edif ECA Patio int. 1º Apdo 397,
46470 Catarroja, Spain
Tel +34961267200, Fax +34961267122
Charikleia Minotou (Greece)
Yousri Hashem, Vice President (Egypt),
Guy Rilov, Vice President (Israel),
Aktham Badran, Training Working Group Coordinator (Palestine),
Paola Migliorini, Research and Development, Working Group Coordinator (Italy),
Karen Hoberg, Market Working Group Coordinator (Spain),
Drazen Lusic, Standards and Certification Working Group Coordinator (Croatia)