Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain is an expert in sustainable agriculture with more than 29 years of
experience in national research, international and non-governmental organizations. He is passionate
about using agro-ecological approaches to make agricultural and food systems more sustainable. His
extensive research on innovative organic agriculture on small farmers’ living conditions has resulted
improvement of rural livelihood and brought several professional awards in his career.

From 1994 to 2008, Tanveer worked in Bangladesh Rice Research institute (BRRI) and pioneered of
“Integrated rice-duck-farming” first time in Bangladesh”. In 2008 he joined in Padakhep, a non-
government organization where he headed the agriculture and environment programs and was the
innovator of “Organic sack gardening technology” for the time in Bangladesh. From 2010 to 2015,
he led the sustainable agriculture team of livelihood enhancement program of FIVDB, Bangladesh.
Since 2015, he is working at the Agriculture Department of Asian Productivity Organization (APO), an
inter-governmental organization based in Tokyo, Japan. In 2013, Tanveer has appointed as a board
member of International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM)–Asia, where he
was served as vice president from 2015-2019. He received the grand prize of ‘Organic Farming
Innovation Award’ (OFIA) from IFOAM and RDA, South Korea in 2011 and Hivos Social Innovation
Award in 2015 at Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tanveer has been designated as “IFOAM Global
Ambassador” in 2017 and appointed as “Ambassador” of Asian Local Government for Organic Asia
(ALGOA) in South Korea in 2019. Tanveer is a Council Member of Technology Innovation Platform of
IFOAM (TIPI) and published a more than 50 scientific papers/articles including 20 related on organic.

Tanveer holds a doctorate in crop science (organic rice) from the Ehime University, Japan in 2008.