IOTA joins ORC
After eight years operating as an independent organisation IOTA merged with the Organic Research Centre at Elm Farm (ORC) in April 2012. 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, as well as maintaining these webpages with technical information, improved access to the results of research and the data base of accredited organic advisers.
Institute of Organic Training and Advice
Information, training and accreditation for organic advisers and trainers
The Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA) is a professional body for UK and Irish trainers, advisers and other extension workers involved in organic food and farming.
IOTA was 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.
Launched in 2005, IOTA was developed with support and funding from Abacus Organic Associates, ADAS, the Organic Research Centre, Organic Centre Wales and the Soil Association, receiving financial contributions from Natural England and Yeo Valley Organics.
IOTA is directed by Mark Measures and advised by a steering committee consisting representatives from ORC, the Soil Association, OCW and independent adviser/trainer members.
Membership and administration: Sarah Jameson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; tel: 01547 528546)
Director: Mark Measures (email:email@example.com; tel: 01588 640118)
Address: IOTA, Cow Hall, Newcastle-on-Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire, United Kingdom, SY7 8PG
IOTA membership provides access to specialist services and publications.
Already a member? Access the information reserved for IOTA members.
IOTA accreditation provides producers and others assurance of organic competence.
Looking for an organic adviser or trainer? Access the IOTA database here.
CPD events and training
IOTA projects provide support and opportunities for continuing professional development.
IOTA projects help make research accessible to advisers and trainers.
There are currently no listed IOTA events.