IFOAM IRAN

IFOAM Iran

IFOAM IRAN was established in 2014 with the objectives of:

  • pursuing the IFOAM's objectives among governmental and non-governmental organizations in Iran;
  • representing its members within IFOAM - Organics International;
  • representing its members to the outside;
  • carrying out capacity building and extension activities at the national level in cooperation with the international organic movement;
  • providing regional and local training programs for organic activists, based on IFOAM guidelines;
  • building up an international relationship between Iranian activists and international organic activists;
  • developing organic standards and regulations based on IFOAM norms; and
  • accelerating the organic movement not only in Iran, but also in the region.

Joint Collaboration of Two IFOAM  SOS

IFOAM-IRAN in cooperation with IFOAM Apiculture Forum hosted the workshop on “Organic Apiculture” in order to develop and promote production and marketing of organic honey products and beekeeping in Tehran-Iran, 4-5 July 2017.

The issue of organic production has attracted significant attention in Iran and positive measures have been taken in respect though further steps are required to catch up with the global pace of organic production mainly through filling the existing information gap. Deputy of Agriculture Minister for Livestock Production Dr. Hassan Rokni made the remarks while delivering a speech at the opening ceremony on organic apiculture workshop and called for acceleration of acquiring modern sciences and techniques in this field. He mentioned that two percent of the country’s honey production, equal to 1500 to 1600 tons, export to foreign markets.
125 participants from different disciplines such as beekeepers (individual or in cooperatives), post graduate students, faculty members, scientists from different research institutes, traders, stakeholders, private and governmental authorities attended in this 2 days workshop.
Mr. Ulrich Broker on behalf of IFOAM Apiculture Forum participated in this event from Germany as well as Dr. Gholamhosein Tahmasbi an Iranian scientist at Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture (expert in Biology and Ethology of Honey Bee), as resource persons.
The presented topics focused on:
- Economical, ecological and social implications of apiculture
- Legal norms and guidelines / official and private standards
- Perspectives of organic apicultural production
- Conversion problems, risk assessment and evaluation
- Specific apiary operations
- Quality management and assurance in organic apiculture
- Inspection and certification processes
- Labeling/ packaging and marketing
- Endemic Iranian bees and their potentials for honey production
- etc.

The workshop supported by Iran Organic Association and Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives, Ministry of Agriculture of Iran.

Reported by: Dr. M.Reza Ardakani (info [at] iran.ifoam.bio)

Director, IFOAM-IRAN ON ORGANIC APICULTURE IN iRAN

IFOAM-IRAN in cooperation with IFOAM Apiculture Forum is going to host a workshop on “Organic Apiculture” in order to develop and promote production and marketing of organic honey products and beekeeping under organic management systems in Tehran-Iran, 4-5 July 2017.
Mr. Ulrich Broker on behalf of IFOAM Apiculture Forum and Mrs. Sonja Theresia will participate in this event from Germany as well as Dr. Gholamhossein Tahmasebi an Iranian scientist, as resource persons.
The topics will focus on:

  • Economical, ecological and social implications of apiculture
  • Legal norms and guidelines / official and private standards
  • Perspectives of organic apicultural production
  • Conversion problems, risk assessment and evaluation
  • Specific apiary operations
  • Quality management and assurance in organic apiculture
  • Inspection and certification processes
  • Labeling/ packaging and marketing
  • Endemic Iranian bees and their potentials for honey production ,etc.

The workshop will be supported by Iran Organic Association, Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives, and Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mine and Agriculture.

The workshop will be supported by Iran Organic Association, Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives, and Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mine and Agriculture.


Tehran Organic Week Festival

Iran Organic Association and IFOAM-IRAN in cooperation with Municipality of Tehran hosting “Tehran Organic Week Festival” in order to develop and promote production and marketing of organic products in Iran, 31 December 2016 - 6 January 2017. Mr. Thomas Cierpka on behalf of IFOAM- Organics International will participate in this event and present a lecture in the opening ceremony. Each day of the organic week named with specific topic related to organic food system program in order to increase public awareness and public knowledge for the benefits of consuming organic products and the visitors will attend in the workshops beside the fair.

 

ISOFAR goes to IRAN

"International Scientific Conference on Research and Innovation in Organic Agriculture” Scheduled on November 1st 2016 will be held in Isfahan- Iran. This conference will be a joint effort of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) and IR. Azad University. Andre Leu the president of IFOAM, also invited as the key speaker in this event. The conference subjects will be on the following themes:

  • The importance of research based programs for developing organic agriculture
  • Introduction of ISOFAR and its roles in global organic movements
  • Ethical issues in organic agriculture as a comprehensive agroecosystems
  • Socioeconomic issues and market development of organic products
  • Scientific based and practical issues for organic plant production and animal husbandry

Please, notice that the registration deadline is October 21st 2016!

ISOFAR goes to Iran

Tehran Organic Week Festival 

In cooperation with Municipality of Tehran, Iran Organic Association and IFOAM-IRAN will host the Tehran Organic Week Festival in order to develop, promote production, and export of organic products in Iran.

The event will take place at Tehran, Boostan Goftego from the 19th - 25th December, 2015. 

For registration please click File tehran_organic_week_2015.docx

3rd International Conference on Trade and Market Development of Organic Products

third international conference on Trade and development of organic products

                                        

International Organic Conference in Tehran (May 2014)

                                                                  International Organic Conference in Tehran, May 2014
 

Contact

Dr. Mohammad Reza Ardakani, Director.
e-mail: info [at] iran.ifoam.bio