International Society of Organic Agriculture Research


Prof. Dr. Gerold Rahmann
Thuenen-Institute of Organic Farming
Trenthorst 32
23847 Westerau
Tel. +49 4539 8880 200
Skype: gerold.rahmann

International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR

The International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) promotes and supports research in all areas of organic agriculture by facilitating global co-operation in research, methodological development, education and knowledge exchange; supporting individual researchers through membership services, publications and events and integrating stakeholders in the research process.

ISOFAR pursues its mission by:

  • supporting individual researchers, from both generalist organic systems and specialist disciplinary backgrounds, through membership services including events, publications, and relevant scientific structures;
  • facilitating global cooperation in research, education, and knowledge exchange;
  • encouraging conceptual, methodological, and theoretical development, respecting the ethos of organic agriculture, in a systems/interdisciplinary context;
  • encouraging the active participation of users and stakeholders, with their accumulated knowledge and experience, in the prioritisation, development, conduct, evaluation, and communication of research;
  • fostering relationships with related research associations, including joint events and publications.

The current president is Professor Dr. Gerold Rahmann from the Thuenen-Institute of Organic Farming in Germany.