IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo

AgriBioMediterraneo (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:

  • Marketing
  • Research and Development
  • Standards and Certification
  • Training

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.

Latest News: 4th International Conference on Organic Agriculture, APRIL 16-17, 2020, FUAR IZMIR, Turkey

ETO, the Association of Organic Agriculture Organization is pleased to announce the 4th AgriBioMediterraneo Conference entitled Organic Agriculture in Mediterranean Climates: Threats and Solutions, together with the support of IFOAM Mediterranean Group and CIHEAM/Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari during the 11th Ekoloji Fair on April 16 and 17, 2020 in Izmir, Turkey. A detailed information document is attached.

For more please check Symposium website: http://bit.ly/2SC71Kk

Potential participants can apply via the registration forms available on: https://forms.gle/A8oKMDMSC6yWHTTE8

 General Assembly and Organic 3.0 seminar of IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo 

The Board members would like to announce and invite you to the 8th General Assembly of IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo which will take place the 19th of October 2017 in Athens, Greece. During the General Assembly and according the legal status of IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo, elections for the new board and the Permanent Secretariat will be accomplished. For offering the possibility to all the members to participate the GA is scheduled by internet through a streaming solution or through your physical presence. The GA is open and without any fee for participants. The deadline for participating through internet is the 11th October 2017 or at  Venue Excelixi the 19th October 2017 at 15.30 (first call) or at 16.00 (second call) [http://www.excelixi.org/] . Attached here you can find all the information for your participation.

In the frame of the General Assembly a web seminar/workshop will take place the 19th October 2017 from 10.00 to 12.30 hours (see the Program) on the topic: “Adopt the Organ!c 3.0 and be part of the holistic, challenging, sustainable and updated organic future”. You can find here important information for your participation a) through internet or b) by physical presence.

For more information and your registration don’t hesitate to contact us at ifoam.agribiomediterraneo.2017 [at] gmail.com

Save the date # Participate# be part of the organic future!

 SANA, The 29th international exhibition of organic and natural products

On September 8th-11th, 2017, Bologna will be hosting SANA, the 29th international exhibition of organic and natural products.

On this occasion, IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo, together with the Organic Action Network Italia, has organized a conference on Organic 3.0 and Best Practice Case Studies from the Mediterranean. The event will be held on September 11th, from 10am to 1pm, at Notturno Room, Service Center, SectorD.

The full program looks as folows:


Italian version of the conference program

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We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Vignola 2015, International Conference “Agroecology for Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean”

This Year IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo is celebrating its 25 years (1990 - 2015) and invites you to attend the International Conference “Agroecology for Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean” at the Vignola Castle in Vignola, Italy, September 11 - 12 2015 and will end Sunday, September 13, 2015, at the Fiera Sana in Bologna. For more information please press here


Organic Farming and Eco-Agritourism International conference with the exhibition of organic products and presentation of achievements in the area of innovation and patents in organic farming and development opportunities of eco-agritourism 

Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia 19-22 October 2015

For more information click here.

During the General Assembly that took place on 12 October 2014 in the framework of the IFOAM OWC in Istanbul. The new ABM Regional Board composition is as follows:

ABM Leadership


  •  Drazen Lusic (Croatia)

Board Members:

  • Onn Chen, Vice President (Israel)
  • Paola Migliorini, (Italy)
  • Konstantinos Dimitriadis, (Greece)
  • Aina Calafat, (Spain)
  • Xevaire Dulja, (Albania)
  • Sara Priori, (Italy)
  • Working Group Coordinators

  • Karen Hoberg, Training Working Group Coordinator (Spain)
  • Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Standards & Certification WG Coordinator (Greece)
  • Onn Chen, Market Working Group Coordinator (Israel)
  • Xhevaire Dulja, Research & Development WG Coordinator (Albania)
  • Bahaa Mostafa Awad (Egypt)

Permanent Secretariat:

Organization Earth, Constanitinos Macharias, Greece

email: cm [at] organizationearth.org

  • More information about IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo you find on the newly created website abm.ifoam.bio