Overview

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Practical research for climate protection in organic agriculture
    12 pm to 12.45 pm
  • The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2017
    4 pm to 4.45 pm
  • Sourcing from Central and Eastern Europe - risks and benefits
    4 pm to 5.30 pm
  • How can organic farming improve its environmental performance and its contribution to climate change mitigation?
    4 pm to 5.30 pm
  • The European market for organic food at BIOFACH 2017
    5 pm to 5.45 pm

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • China Day 2017
    9.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Global Organic Market Overview - facts, trends and opportunities
    10 am to 11.30 am
  • Recent updates in Organic Scientific Research
    11 am to 12 pm
  • Nachhaltigkeit messen, bewerten und kommunizieren: Treffpunkt an den Stationen der Möglichkeiten
    11 am to 12.30 pm
  • New Rules of Play: How to Access the EU Organic Market
    12 pm to 1 pm
  • New plant breeding techniques - opportunity amid disruption?
    12 pm to 1 pm
  • Wer definiert den Ökolandbau: Bauern oder Staat?
    2 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Using action plans to develop organics in Europe
    3 pm to 3.45 pm
  • Wo bleibt die Zucht für Bio?
    4 pm to 5.30 pm

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Science Day
    10 am to 5 pm
  • Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung landwirtschaftlicher Wertschöpfungsketten - Unternehmen und Verbände berichten aus der Praxis
    11 am - 11.45 am

FiBL at BIOFACH 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Practical research for climate protection in organic agriculture

12 pm to 12.45 pm, Room Oslo (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Agriculture can and should actively protect the climate. Organic farming in particular has a great potential here. Two research projects show how science and practice work together to develop practical solutions to actualize this potential.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Dr. Stephanie Fischinger, Bioland e.V., Germany
  • Dr. Andreas Gattinger, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Lin Bautze, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Germany
  • Adrian Müller, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

Link

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The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2017

4 pm to 4.45 pm, Hall Shanghai (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

At this session, the latest data on organic agriculture worldwide, regulation and market trends will be presented, and the 18th edition of The World of Organic Agriculture, the yearbook on global organic agriculture, will be launched.

Presenter

  • Markus Arbenz, Executive Director, IFOAM - Organics International, Germany

Speakers

  • Dr. Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Julia Lernoud, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Beate Huber, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Amarjit Sahota, Organic Monitor
  • Eduart Rumani, SECO, Swiss Cooperation Office, Albania

Link

Sourcing from Central and Eastern Europe - risks and benefits

4 pm to 5.30 pm, Room Budapest (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

This session presents and discusses the latest developments, trends and the potentials of the Organic Sector within the CEE. General and in-depth information is shared at the level of specific countries - Hungary, the Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic. Participants will better understand the risks and benefits that characterize this region.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Director, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Dr. Dóra Drexler, Ungarisches Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (ÖMKI), Hungary
  • Dr. Toralf Richter, Berater Naturkostfachhandel, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Magdalena Lacko-Bartosova, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slowakia
  • Jan Gallas, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republik

Link

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How can organic farming improve its environmental performance and its contribution to climate change mitigation?

4 pm to 5.30 pm, Room Oslo (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

New EU standards and food labelling initiatives, such as Product Environmental Footprint, are a challenge to the organic sector, which needs to improve its environmental performance and climate credentials to remain relevant to consumers and policy-makers.

Presenter

  • Eric Gall, Deputy Director, Policy Manager, IFOAM EU Group

Speakers

  • Adrian Müller, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Maria Pelletier, Synabio
  • Hugo-Maria Schally, European Commission DG for Environment
  • Dr. Alexander Beck, Geschäftsführer Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller (AÖL e.V.)
  • Dr. Jenny Teufel, Öko-Institut e.V.

Link

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The European market for organic food at BIOFACH 2017

5 pm to 5.45 pm, Room Copenhagen, (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

At the session The European market for organic food, the latest data on the European market as well as selected country markets will be presented.

Presenter

  • Prof. Raffaele Zanoli, Professore Ordinario, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Speakers

  • Dr. Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Diana Schaack, Agrarmarkt Informations Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), Germany
  • Dr. Susanne Padel, The Organic Research Centre, United Kingdom
  • Eva Lacarce, Agence BIO

Link

Thursday, February 16, 2017

China Day 2017

9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Room Venedig (NCC West), Exhibitor presentations

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Tracy Feng, NürnbergMesse China Co., Ltd.

Links

Global Organic Market Overview - facts, trends and opportunities

10 am to 11.30 am, Room Istanbul (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

The global organic market develops dynamically. Organic 3.0 postulates further growth, inclusiveness and orientation in a more differentiated sustainability products market. We deepen the market information from the IFOAM – Organics International/FiBL statistics book and reflect about trends and strategic market positioning.

Presenter

  • Markus Arbenz, Geschäftsführer, IFOAM - Organics International, Germany

Speakers

  • Dr. Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Monique Marez, Organic Trade Association
  • Xiandong Zhang, Organic and Beyond Corporation (OABC)

Link

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Recent updates in Organic Scientific Research

11 am to 12 pm, Room Prag (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

The Organic Center & FiBL present topline updates on recent scientific research on organic. From on farm solutions to nutrition impacts this session covers the latest science from field to fork.

Presenter

  • Monique Marez, Organic Trade Association

Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Director, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Gwen Ward, Organic Trade Association

Link

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Nachhaltigkeit messen, bewerten und kommunizieren: Treffpunkt an den Stationen der Möglichkeiten

11 am to 12.30 pm, Rom Oslo (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Die SFS präsentiert SMART als eine Möglichkeit zur Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung.

Presenter

  • Dr. Christian Schader, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

Speakers

  • Dr. Anke Schekahn, Verein "Bestes Bio - Fair für alle"
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Kammlott, Umweltwirtschaft/Umweltrecht, Hochschule Trier, Germany
  • Daniel Bärtschi, Geschäftsführer, Bio Suisse, Switzerland
  • Nathalie Stampfli, Qualitätsentwicklung und Rückstände, Bio Suisse, Switzerland
  • Sigrid Griese, Forschung & Entwicklung, Projektmanagerin, Bioland, Germany
  • Hans-Josef Brzukalla, Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) e.V., Germany
  • M.Eval. Volker Jäger, Leiter, Institut für gemeinwohlorientiertes Wirtschaften, Germany
  • Alfons Graf, Geschäftsführer, Taifun-Tofuprodukte, Germany
  • Dr. Firesenai Sereke, Geschäftsführer, RISE
  • Moritz Teriete, Geschäsftsführer, Sustainable Food Systems GmbH SFS
  • Leonhardt Jansco, Geschäsftsführer, Sustainable Food Systems GmbH SFS
  • Silvia Ohms, Nachhaltigkeitsbeauftragte, Neumarker Lammsbräu KG, Germany
  • Dipl.-Chem. Wolfgang Scheunemann, Geschäftsführer, dekeo GmbH
  • Dr. oec. Beate Gebhardt, Universität Hohenheim, Germany

Link

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New Rules of Play: How to Access the EU Organic Market

12 pm to 1 pm, Room Kiew (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

What are problems of the present practice of EU organic imports? What are the major points of uncertainty, conflict and risk? How to cope with these? What will the switch from equivalency to compliance, as proposed by the EU Commission, effect? Are there new obstacles to organic trade? How to cope with these? What is the role of WTO and the Treaty on Technical Barriers to Trade?

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Hanspeter Schmidt, Rechtsanwalt, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Hanspeter Schmidt, Germany
  • Dr. Manon Haccius, Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH, Germany
  • Beate Huber, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Antoine Faure, ECOCERT SA, France

Link

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New plant breeding techniques - opportunity amid disruption?

12 pm o 1 pm, Hall Shanghai (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

There have been public debates about whether certain techniques (eg CRISPR) could be considered to make organically acceptable varieties. This session will lay out the overarching technical and political considerations and discuss the options and limitations of the organic sector to act/react now and in the future.

Presenter

  • Markus Arbenz, Executive Director, IFOAM - Organics International, Germany

Speakers

  • Eric Gall, IFOAM EU Group
  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Director, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Dr. ir. Wytze Nauta, Autor, Stichting BioVee Verbetering

Link

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Wer definiert den Ökolandbau: Bauern oder Staat?

2 pm - 3.30 pm, Room Oslo (NCC East) BIOFACH Congress

Der Ökolandbau wurde ursprünglich von Bauern entwickelt. 25 Jahre nach der ersten EU-Öko-Verordnung will die EU den Ökolandbau auf Rückstandsfreiheit reduzieren. Das DBV Perspektivforum diskutiert welchen gesellschaftlichen Anforderungen sich Ökobauern stellen müssen und wohin sie selbst wollen.

Presenter

  • Dr. Wolfram Dienel, Referat Ökologischer Landbau, Deutscher Bauernverband e.V., Germany

Speakers

  • Henrik Wendorff, Präsident, Landesamt für Bauen und Verkehr LBV, Germany
  • Dr. Heinrich Graf von Bassewitz, Deutscher Bauernverband e.V., Germany
  • Friedbert Schill, Badischer landwirtschaftlicher Hauptverband e.V. (BLHV), Germany
  • Dr. Robert Hermanowski, Geschäaftsführer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Germany
  • Johannes Enzler, Kontrollbehörde Bayern, Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft (LfL), Germany
  • Dr. Alexander Beck, Geschäftsführer Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller (AÖL e.V.), Germany

Link

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Using action plans to develop organics in Europe

3 pm to 3.45 pm, Room Budapest (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

With a strong demand for organic products, there are great opportunities for stakeholders to work with policymakers to grow a more sustainable agri-food sector. The workshop will discuss how organic action plans can provide a framework for devising strategies, targets and funding mechanisms and help regional and national organic sectors develop.

Presenter

  • Stephen Meredith, IFOAM EU Group

Speakers

  • Leire Iriarte Oyaga, Government of Navarra, Spain
  • Jiri Lehejcek, Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture, Czech Republic
  • Otto Schmid, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

Link

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Wo bleibt die Zucht für Bio?

4 pm to 5.30 pm, Room Istanbul (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Die konventionelle Pflanzen- und Tierzucht konzentrieren sich auf Höchstleistungen, ist auf Hochleistungsfutter und Agrarchemie angewiesen. Genau hierauf verzichtet die Bio-Landwirtschaft. Bio benötigt eigene Zuchtlinen. Doch reicht die Forschung dafür aus oder muss hier massiv nachgesteuert werden?

Presenter

  • Dr. Tanja Busse, Moderatorin und Autorin

Speakers

  • Dr. Ursula Hudson, Slow Food Deutschland e.V., Germany
  • Dr. Anita Idel, Mediation & Projektmanagement Dr. Anita Idel, Germany
  • Dr. Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, Vorstandsvorsitzender, Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW), Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Franz-Theo Gottwald, Vorstand der Schweisfurth Stiftung, Germany
  • Dr. Rupert Ebner, Tierarzt, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Director, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Dr. Wilfried Bommert, Sprecher des Vorstandes, Institut für Welternährung - World Food Institute, Berlin e.V., Germany

Link

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Science Day

10 am to 5 pm, Raum Oslo (NCC East)

On February 17, 2017, the fifth Science Day will take place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in Nuremberg, Germany. It is a joint event of TIPI, the Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM - Organics International, and TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming. In the morning of Science Day, TP Organics will focus on the review what has been achieved so far and to develop a new long-term strategy. In the afternoon, the TIPI workshop "100 questions to be addressed by novel organic food and farming systems" will take place. Building on the vision and strategic action plan of TIPI, this workshop will identify the research gaps in organic food and farming systems in the context of international cooperation.

If you wish to attend please register via the FiBL registration service.

Links

Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung landwirtschaftlicher Wertschöpfungsketten - Unternehmen und Verbände berichten aus der Praxis

11 am to 11.45 am, Room Prag (NCC East), Exhibitor presentations

Akteure aus dem Bio-Sektor berichten von ihren Erfahrungen mit Nachhaltigkeitsbewertungen nach der SMART Methodik und diskutieren, wie die Branche das Thema gemeinsam voranbringen und nutzen kann, um sich von konventionellen Nachhaltigkeitsinitiativen abzusetzen.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Moritz Teriete, Geschäftsführer, sfs Sustainable Food Systems GmbH, Switzerland

Link

biofach.de: Session details