The 2019 physical meeting of ISOFAR Board members was successfully held at Marrakech, Morocco on Nov. 13, 2019. The meeting took place on the certified Olive Organic Farm of Mr. Jamili Moulay Driss located at the outskirt of Marrakech.

ISOFAR Board members with Mr. J. M Driss (second left) on arrival at the farm:

 Pic 1 board meeting


The meeting was chaired by Gerold Rahmann (ISOFAR President) and in attendance were Anne-Kristin Loes, Daniel Neuhoff, Mahesh Chander, Kalid Azim, Ewa Rembialkowska, Jessica Shade, Khaled Sassi and Victor Olowe.

ISOFAR Board meeting in session:

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The meeting discussed amongst others the following agenda items: OWC2020, Pre-Conference Workshop of ISOFAR, General Assembly of ISOFAR, Organic Journal, Events coming up in Korea and Tunisia in 2022, ISOFAR Headquarter matters such as finance, status of ISOFAR website and ISOFAR in the social media. The Board members deliberated extensively on all the agenda items and far reaching decisions were taken which will be duly communicated to the Society members during the GA in Rennes, France in 2020.

The highpoint of the Board meeting was the facility tour of the Olive Organic Farm during which members witnessed some of the operations in olive processing and were able to carry out palatability test on some fermented olive table fruits.

Palatability test of olive table fruits processed on the farm:

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Mr. Jamili Moulay Driss later treated the Board members to a sumptuous lunch at his residence.

Mr. J.M Driss (centre with straw hat) and ISOFAR members at his residence on the farm:


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The Board meeting ended at 17:50.

Author information

Prof. Dr. Victor I. Olowe


Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +234 803 3928 111