Overview

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

  • The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends
    14.00 - 15.00
  • Organic Sector Development in Central and Eastern Europe
    16.00-17.30
  • Klimafreundlich Bio?!
    16.00 - 17.30 Uhr

Thursday, February 16, 2012

  • Glaubwürdige Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung
    10.00 - 11.00
  • Developing Organic Agriculture’s Leadership in Sustainability
    11.00 - 12.30
  • Presentation of the German-Turkish Cooperation Organic Agriculture
    13.00 - 14.30
  • Organic Aquaculture in Europe - meeting challenges of sustainability!
    13.00 - 14.00
  • Global Market Overview
    13.00 - 15.00
  • Analyse, Optimierung und Kommunikation von Nachhaltigkeit in Bio-Wertschöpfungsketten
    14.00 - 15.30

Friday, February 17, 2012

  • Improving the organic certification system
    10.00 - 11.00
  • Bio-Importe nach Deutschland
    11.00 - 12.00
  • The new EU import rules – a threat or an opportunity for organic integrity?
    11.00 - 12.30
  • FAO Guidelines for Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture (SAFA)
    12.00-13.00
  • US/EU Trade Update
    14.00 - 15.00
  • Ecropolis
    15.00 - 16.00

Saturday, February 18, 2012

  • Organic food and farming in the post-2013 EU Research Programme
    11.00 - 12.00
  • Current development and strategies against GMO-contamination in organic bee-keeping
    12.00 - 13.30

BioFach 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends

14.00 - 15.00, Room St. Petersburg

Latest statistics and market data on organic agriculture world-wide.

Moderator

  • Markus Arbenz (IFOAM, D)

Speakers

Related link

organic-world.net: Information on "The World of Organic Agriculture 2012"

Organic Sector Development in Central and Eastern Europe

16.00 - 17.30, Room Prag

Situation and trends in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Albania, and the Ukraine

Speakers

  • Urs Niggli (FiBL, CH)
  • Dóra Drexler (ÖMKi, H)
  • Anamarija Slabe (Institute for Sustainable Development, SLO)
  • Jiri Urban (Bioinstitut,o.p.s, CZ)
  • Tobias Eisenring (FiBL, CH)
  • Iris Kazazi (Albanian Association of Marketing(AAM), AL)

Klimafreundlich Bio?!

16.00 - 17.30, Room Budapest

Chancen und Herausforderungen für Bio-Produkte aus Übersee

Moderator

Beate Huber (FiBL, CH)

Referenten

  • Markus Hyndes (BIOFRUSAN, fruitwork Handelsgesellschaft mbH, D)
  • Dr. Jochen Neuendorff (Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (GfRS) GmbH, D)
  • Marco Lange (AGRA-TEG Agrar- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, D)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Glaubwürdige Nachhaltigkeitsberichterstattung

10.00 - 11.00, Room Istanbul

Nachhaltigkeitsindikatoren, Praxisbeispiel Märkisches Landbrot, externes KMU-Ranking. Mit diesem Seminar erhalten kleine und mittlere Unternehmen Informationen über sinnvolle Instrumente zur Ausgestaltung ihrer Nachhaltigkeitsberichte und über Bewertungsmaßstäbe externer Rankings.

Moderator

  • Yvonne Henkel (Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittel Hersteller (AOEL), D)

Referenten

  • Christian Schader (FiBL, CH)
  • Udo Westermann (future e.V., D)
  • Katja Pampel (Märkisches Landbrot GmbH, D)

Developing Organic Agriculture’s Leadership in Sustainability

11.00 - 12.30, Room Istanbul

How to maintain the leadership position? Organic stakeholders’ and competitors’ strategies leading towards sustainability.

Moderator

  • Markus Arbenz (IFOAM, D)

Speakers

  • Urs Niggli (FiBL, CH)
  • Volkert Engelsman (EOSTA B.V. Organic Fruit & Vegetables, NL)
  • Helmy Abouleish (Sekem Group, ET)
  • Francis Blake (Soil Association Ltd., UK)
  • Michael Kuhndt (UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production GmbH (CSCP), D)

Presentation of the German-Turkish Cooperation Organic Agriculture

13.00 - 14.30, Room Singapur

The bilateral cooperation project on Organic Agriculture, implemented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in close cooperation with the Turkish Ecological Agricultural Organization (ETO) aims at supporting the development of the organic agriculture sector in Turkey and at promoting the export of organic products into the European market. This includes raising awareness of sustainable quality assurance and capacity building.

Presenter

  • Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
  • FiBL

Speakers

The Turkish Cooperation Project Organic Agriculture, running from 01.12.2011- 31.12.2013, is part of the bilateral cooperation Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL, www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de) in cooperation with the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock. General agent for BMELV’s cooperation programme is GFA Consulting Group GmbH. Implementing project partners are FiBL FiBL Projekte GmbH, Frankfurt/ Main (Germany), FiBL Frick (Switzerland) and Ekolojik Tarım Organizasyonu Derneği, Izmir (Turkey).

Organic Aquaculture in Europe - meeting challenges of sustainability!

13.00 - 14.00, Room Seoul

Moderator

  • Andrzej Szeremeta (IFOAM EU Group, B)

Speakers

  • Andreas Stamer (FiBL, CH)
  • Nina Baumgartner (ICEA - Instituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale, I)

Global Market Overview

13.00 - 15.00, Room Hongkong

Organic market developments in established & key emerging markets

Moderator

  • Markus Arbenz

Speakers

Analysis, optimisation and communication of sustainability in organic value chains/Analyse, Optimierung und Kommunikation von Nachhaltigkeit in Bio-Wertschöpfungsketten

14.00 - 15.30, Room Shanghai

Challenges for the organic sector/Herausforderungen für die Biobranche (simultaneously translated)

Moderator

  • Urs Niggli (FiBL, CH)

Speakers

  • Christian Schader (FiBL, CH)
  • Ulrich Hamm (Universität Kassel, D)
  • Werner Lampert (Zurück zum Ursprung, A)
  • Simona Matt (Coop Schweiz, CH)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Improving the organic certification system

10.00 - 11.00, Room Prag

Recommendations based on an economic analysis of organic certification systems

Speakers

  • Stephan Dabbert (Universität Hohenheim, D)
  • Lizzie Melby Jespersen (International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Aarhus University, DK)
  • Mathias Stolze (FiBL, CH)
  • Ulrich Hamm (Universitat Kassel, D)
  • Raffaele Zanoli (DIIGA - Università Politecnica delle Marche, I)

Bio-Importe nach Deutschland

11.00 - 12.00, Room Prag

Wie viele Bio-Rohstoffe und Frischeprodukte kommen aus welchen Ländern nach Deutschland?

Referenten

  • Diana Schaack (Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), D)
  • Christine Rampold (Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), D)
  • Helga Willer (FiBL, CH)
  • Markus Rippin (Agromilagro research, D)

The new EU import rules – a threat or an opportunity for organic integrity?

11.00 - 12.30, Room St. Petersburg

Panel discussion on the implications of revised import regulation

Moderator

  • Beate  Huber (FiBL, CH)

Speakers

  • Jean-François Hulot (European Commission, B)
  • Michel Reynaud (EOCC, B)
  • Bavo van den Idsert (IFOAM EU Group, B)
  • Laura Montenegro (Argencert S.A., Argentina)
  • Arjon Kalter (Tradin Organic Agriculture BV, NL)

FAO Guidelines for Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture (SAFA)

12.00 - 13.00, Room Istanbul

The organizations working on the development of these guidelines (SHL, FiBL) will present scope and current state, the implications for the organic sector and will allow participants to directly give input from their perspective.

Moderator

  • Urs Niggli (FiBL, CH)

Speakers

  • Christian Thalmann (Schweizerische Hochschule für Landwirtschaft (SHL), CH)
  • Christian Schader (FiBL, CH)

US/EU Trade Update

14.00 - 15.00, Room St. Petersburg

An update on trade discussions between the US and EU from regulatory, certifier / control body, and industry representatives.

Speakers

  • Bob Anderson (Sustainable Strategies LLC, US)
  • Miles McEvoy (U.S. department of Agriculture National Organic Program, US)
  • Jake Lewin (Callifornia Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), US)
  • Beate Huber (FiBL, CH)
  • Kelly Strzelecki (United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), US)
  • Jean-François Hulot (European Commission, EU)

Ecropolis

15.00 - 16.00, Room Honkong

Product improvement and regulatory impacts on sensory quality of organic food, and organic information system (OSIS) as a marketing tool

Speakers

  • Otto Schmid (FiBL, CH)
  • Lukas Baumgart (FiBL, CH)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Organic food and farming in the post-2013 EU Research Programme

11.00 - 12.00, Room Oslo

Working together to strengthen organic food and farming in the next EU framework programme

Speakers

  • Eduardo Cuoco (IFOAM EU Group, EU)
  • Urs Niggli (FiBL, CH)
  • Otto Schmid (FiBL, CH)
  • Susanne Padel (The Organic Research Centre, UK)
  • Cristina Micheloni (Associazione Italiana per l'Agricoltura Biologica (AIAB), I)

Current development and strategies against GMO-contamination in organic bee-keeping

12.00 - 13.30, Room Oslo

European bee-keepers have won the first fight against GMO but what is the impact on organic bee-keepers worldwide and on the further development of organic bee-keeping?

Moderator

  • Salvador Garibay (FiBL, CH)

Speakers