Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain
Program Officer, Agriculture Department
Asian Productivity Organization
1-24-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033
Tel. (81-3)3830-0417
Fax (81-3)5840-5324

Tanveer Hossain

Shaik Tanveer Hossain, Vice-President IFOAM Asia, Bangladesh

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain is working as a program officer in the agricultural department of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), an inter-governmental organization based in Tokyo, Japan. His previously worked as a senior scientist (Agronomist and Plant Physiologist) at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) and as a sustainable agriculture advisor for Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB).

He is a pioneer of the integrated rice-duck farming technology and organic vegetable production in sack technology in Bangladesh.

Dr. Tanveer has been designated as "IFOAM Ambassador" by IFOAM Organics International in the general assembly of the 19th Organic World Congress in Delhi 2017.

In 2011, Dr. Tanveer Hossain received the 'Organic Farming Innovation Award' (OFIA) from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Rural Development Administration (RDA), South Korea. He was also awarded the 'Weed Science Award' from the Weed Science Society of Bangladesh.

He is an advisory group member of the Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network (SOAAN), which is a new best practice program of IFOAM. Furthermore, Tanveer has been the Vice-President of IFOAM Asia since 2015. He is also serving as a coordinator of the newly established Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) Organic Council Bangladesh.

Dr. Tanveer holds a Ph.D. in agriculture (organic rice) from the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, Japan.

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