SOAAN People

Steering Group:

Urs Niggli (SOAAN Steering Group Chair) - FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture)

Helmy Abouleish - SEKEM, International Association for Partnership

Markus Arbenz - IFOAM - Organics International

Prof. Raymond Auerbach - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,  Rainman Landcare Foundation

Tobias Bandel - Soil and More, International Association for Partnership

Antonio Compagnoni - Leading Organic Alliance

Ronnie Cummins - Regeneration International, Organic Consumers Association

Katherine DiMatteo - Sustainable Food Trade Association

Frank Eyhorn - Helvetas

Niels Halberg - International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS)

Susanna Küffer - Demeter International

Edith Lammerts van Bueren - Louis Bolk Institiute

Andre Leu - IFOAM - Organics International

Laura Montenegro - CertiBioNet

Susanne Padel - Organic Research Centre

Anton Pinschof - International Network of Organic Farmers Organizations (INOFO)

Gabriel Rodrigues - Corporación Educativa para el Desarrollo Costarricense (CEDECO)

Michael Sligh - Rural Advancement Foundation International

Gabriela Soto - Asociación Nacional de Agricultura Orgánica, Costa Rica

Liesl Truscott - Textile Exchange

Core Group (Phase Three):

Tobias Bandel - Soil and More, International Association for Partnership

Katherine DiMatteo - Sustainable Food Trade Association

Ricardo Guimaraes - Fairtrade International

Patrick Holden - Sustainable Food Trust

Simon Moakes - FiBL

Ben Ramsden - Resonance

Gabriela Soto - Associación Nacional de Agricutura Orgánica, Costa Rica

David Gould (SOAAN Secretariat) - IFOAM - Organics International


Interested in joining SOAAN and participating with us in any capacity?

Contact the Secretariat by email to David Gould: d.gould [at]


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