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

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 or visit www.danubio-2015.org


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


  • Charikleia Minotou (Greece)

Board Members:

  • Drazen Lusic, Vice President (Croatia)
  • Paola Migliorini, Vice President (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:

  • AIAB Emilia Romagna - Antonio Compagnoni c/o Casale Della Mora via Tavoni 20, 41058 Vignola [MO] Italy

Contact: secretariat [at] abm.ifoam.bio

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