After 8 years operating as an independent organisation IOTA has now merged with the Organic Research Center at Elm Farm (ORC). This very positive move provides a long term operating structure for the Institute and allows us to continue to work closely with our core partners while benefiting from the research, policy and dissemination focus of ORC.
IOTA will continue to provide its unique independent support to all organic advisers and trainers in the form of accreditation, training, information and professional development services. We will maintain our website with technical information, improved access to the results of research and the data base of accredited organic advisers.
Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA) is a professional body
for trainers, advisers and other extension workers involved in organic
food and farming.
IOTA has been borne out of a need for recognised standards of professional
conduct on the one hand and better access to information, training and
support for extension workers on the other.
in 2005, IOTA is an independent organisation developed with
support and funding from ADAS, Elm Farm Research Centre, Organic Centre
Wales and Soil Association. IOTA is directed by Mark
is grateful for the financial contributions from Natural England and
Yeo Valley Organics and the support of Abacus Organic Associates.