Tanveer Hossain, IFOAM Asia Vice President

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, IFOAM Asia Vice President (Bangladesh)

Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Japan

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain is a Bangladeshi nationality, working as a Program Officer in the
Agriculture 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 integrated rice-duck farming technology and organic vegetable production in sack technology in Bangladesh.

Dr. Tanveer has been designated as “IFOAM Ambassador” by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Organics International in the general assembly of the 19th Organic World Congress in New Delhi 2017. In 2011, Dr. Tanveer Hossain received the grand prize of Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA) from IFOAM and the Rural Development Administration (RDA), South Korea in 17th OWC in South Korea. He was also awarded the “Weed Science Award&” from the Weed Science Society of Bangladesh.

He is Council Member of Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM (TIPI) since 2015 and an advisory group member of the Sustainable Organic Agriculture Action Network (SOAAN), which is a new best practice program of IFOAM. Furthermore, Tanveer is Vice-President of IFOAM Asia since 2015. He is also serving as a coordinator of Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) Organic Council Bangladesh. He published a more than 50 scientific papers/articles in the international journals and conference proceedings including around 20 related on organic.

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

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