IFHE connects individuals and organisations from almost 60 countries and multiple disciplines. Our members highly benefit from this coalescing of knowledge to advance sustainable living conditions in our contemporary global society.

Our members are students and professionals. They work in academia from early childhood to higher education, in community education or agricultural extension, in businesses, government or health services, among others.  

Professional Communities


IFHE members can easily expand their professional network. Our thematic working groups provide an excellent opportunity to collaborate with like-minded colleagues from around the globe:

Consumers & Sustainable ConsumptionInterrelationship between consumer issues and family resource management.Hester STEYN, South Africa
Family (and Gender)The role of Home Economic in improving the situation/position of women in society.Geraldene HODELIN, Jamaica/ Mary HAYES, Ireland
Food Security & Nutrition & Nutritional HealthDefinitions, strategies, and educational resources for local food security programs.Patricia MBAH, Nigeria
Home Economics Policies in Education and TrainingProgram enrichment, curricula development, professional positioning in schools and universities.Rie IMOTO, Japan
Household Technology & SustainabilityHousehold / appliance technologies, emissions, consumption of water & energy and consumer habits.Rainer STAMMINGER, Germany
Institutional and Hospitality ManagementActivities in institutional households such as schools, homes for children and seniors, hospitals.Franziska HONEGGER, Switzerland
Outreach to Central and Eastern European CountriesOrganizations and reseach in/with regard to Central and Eastern European countries.Lena SAVISALO, Finland
Textiles & Design

Textile production, sustainability and consumption behavious.


National & Regional Communities


An IFHE membership offers great opportunities to network with other members at country level or within the region. IFHE affiliates and member associations span the globe.

For an overview on IFHE affiliates, other national / regional representative associations and country representatives click here:




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