Overview

Werdnesday, 14 February 2018

  • A Common Agricultural Policy for healthy farmers, healthy people, healthy planet
    10 am to 11.30 am
  • Food Fraud in Organics? Dimensions, Patterns and Actions from the sector
    12 pm to 1 pm
  • Socio-economic impacts of GMOs cultivations on the organic sector – Presentation of the study of IFOAM EU and FiBL
    12 pm to 1 pm
  • Local markets versus export markets – Organic framing holds great potential for smallholders in Africa
    12 pm to 1 pm
  • Can organic agriculture feed the world? Results from a recent global study
    3 pm to 3.45 pm
  • Innovation networks in the Central Eastern European region for increasing value chain development in the organic sector
    4 pm to 6 pm
  • The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2018
    4 pm to 4.45 pm
  • The European market for Organic Food
    5 pm to 5.45 pm

Thursday, 15 February 2018

  • Organic Farming and Climate Change – Potential for greater climate adaptation and mitigation for EU's agriculture
    10 am to 10.45 am
  • Global Organic Market Overview – Facts, trends and opportunities
    10 am to 11.30 am
  • Wissensfortschritt im Kreislauf denken – Mit systematischer Forschung Bio stärken
    10 am to 10.45 am
  • New Rules of Play: How to Access the EU Organic Market
    11 am to 11.45 am
  • What's New in Organic Scientific research
    11 am to 11.45 am
  • Nachhaltigkeit analysieren, bewerten und kommunizieren - Wie finde ich mich im Methoden-Dschungel zurecht?
    11 am to 13 pm
  • Leadership in the next organic generation
    12 pm to 1 pm
  • Ukraine Forum. Trends in sourcing organic from Ukraine
    12 pm to 1.30 pm
  • bioC und Myfarmers – Neue Werkzeuge für ein effizienteres Management von Bio-Lieferanten
    1 pm to 1.45 pm
  • Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity – A Fishbowl Discussion
    2 pm - 3.30 pmr
  • Increasing transparency in the organic input sector: The FiBL input lists
    3 pm to 3.45 pm
  • True Cost Accounting – Theory of Change for a Game Changer
    4 pm to 5.30 pm
  • The future of the Organic Control System
    4 pm to 5.30 pm

Friday, 16 February 2018

  • Science Day
    10 am to 4 pm
  • More Eaters, Fewer Farmers – Big Problem
    11 am to 12.30 pm
  • Bewertung, Beratung & Kommunikation von Nachhaltigkeit in landwirtschaftlichen Lieferketten – Praxis-Check
    11 am to 12.30 pm

FiBL at BIOFACH 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Common Agricultural Policy for healthy farmers, healthy people, healthy planet

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

Both farmers and citizens agree on the need to secure fair farm incomes and address environmental and climate action, but consider that the current CAP addresses these issues to some extent only. Sustainability assessment tools could help EU farm policy in meeting different sustainability goals, expected from the farming today, and potentially boost the development of organic farming in Europe.

Presenter

  • Stephen Meredith, IFOAM EU Group

Speakers

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

Link

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Food Fraud in Organics? Dimensions, Patterns and Actions from the sector

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

Official EU controls are putting more focus on food fraud. The session is raising the question whether this increased attention to food fraud is relevant for organic and for exploring the risk of irregularities and fraud in organic trade. Successful mitigation measures in fraud prevention will be presented as well as the solutions elaborated at the past ten Anti-Fraud Initiative meetings.

Presenter

  • Beate Huber, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Speakers

  • Bo van Elzakker, Louis Bolk Instituut, The Netherlands

Link

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Socio-economic impacts of GMOs cultivations on the organic sector – Presentation of the study of IFOAM EU and FiBL

12 pm to 1 pm, Hall St. Petersburg (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

GMOS have been grown in a few European countries and are largely imported for feed. Because of the high risk of adventitious presence, suitable measures are needed to avoid contamination. The cost of such measures is currently borne by the organic sector. FiBL and IFOAM EU will present the main results of the study they conducted to assess the socioeconomic impacts of GMOs on the organic sector.

Presenter

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

Speakers

  • Dorota Metera, Bioekspert Sp. c.o.o., Poland
  • Matthias Stolze, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Link

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Local markets versus export markets – Organic framing holds great potential for smallholders in Africa

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

The development of organic agricultural value chains holds great potential to increase farmers' incomes and improve food security. Representatives from organic organisations, processors, traders and the German development agency GIZ will highlight opportunities and challenges on how organic farming can serve local as well as export markets using specific examples from different African countries.

Presenter

  • Andrea Richert, IFOAM - Organics International Head Office

Speakers

  • Mareike Hahr, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
  • Florian Berendt, MorgenLand/EgeSun, Germany
  • Irene Kadzere, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Mareike Brandt, Naturland e.V., Germany

Link

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Can organic agriculture feed the world? Results from a recent global study

3 pm to 3.45 pm, Hall St. Petersburg, (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

A recent study proves that it would be possible to feed the world organically in 2050, if less animal products are consumed and food waste is reduced. It is the first high-ranking global study, which quantitatively outlines implications on food availability, agricultural production, environmental impacts and human diets. The authors of this study will present their results.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Dr. Christian Schader, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Adrian Müller, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Link

Innovation networks in the Central Eastern European region for increasing value chain development in the organic sector

4 pm to 6 pm, Room Budapest, (NCC Ost), BIOFACH Kongress

Moderator

  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Director Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Referenten

  • Dr. Toralf Richter, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Dr. Dóra Drexler, Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi), Hungary
  • Jiri Urban, Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (UKZUZ), Czech Republic
  • Anamarija Slabe, Director Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), Slovenia
  • Andreas Kranzler, Director Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Austria
  • Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukraine
  • Rolandas Taraskevicius, Vice Minister Ministry of Agriculture, Lithuania

Link

The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2018

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

The latest data on organic agriculture worldwide, regulations and organic markets will be presented and the 19th 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, President Ecovia Intelligence, UK
  • Barbara Jäggin, SECO, Swiss Cooperation Office, Switzerland

Link

The European market for Organic Food

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

In 2016 and 2017, the organic market in Europe continued to grow. At this session, the latest data, trends and background information for Europe and for selected European markets will be presented.

Presenter

  • Dr. Susanne Padel, The Organic Research Centre, UK

Speakers

  • Marc Arnaud, Agence BIO, France
  • Lee Holdstock, Soil Association, UK
  • Diana Schaack, Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), Germany
  • Dr. Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Prof. Raffaele Zanoli, Professore Ordinario Università Politecnica delle Marche, D3A, Italy

Link

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Organic Farming and Climate Change – Potential for greater climate adaptation and mitigation for EU's agriculture

10 am to 10.45 am, Hall Shanghai (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Presenter

  • Tereza Maarova, IFOAM EU Group

Speakers

  • Eric Gall, IFOAM EU Group
  • Ralf Mack, Bioland e.V., Germany
  • Lin Bautze, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Links

Global Organic Market Overview – Facts, trends and opportunities.

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

Exciting quick organic market overview with inspiration from around the world. Organic 3.0 postulates further growth, inclusiveness and orientation in a more differentiated sustainability products market. We deepen and reflect the market information from the yearbook THE WORLD OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE published by IFOAM Organics International and FiBL.

Presenter

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

Speakers

  • Dr. Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Monique Marez, Organic Trade Association, United States
  • Tingting Zhang, Vice President Organic and Beyond Corporation (OABC), China

Link

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Wissensfortschritt im Kreislauf denken – Mit systematischer Forschung Bio stärken

10 am to 10:45 am, Room Riga (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Neue Erkenntnisse aus der Forschung setzen sich in der Praxis nur erfolgreich durch, wenn sie auf Betriebsebene oder im Fluss von Wertschöpfungsketten funktionieren. Öko-Forschung tut daher gut daran, Erfahrungswerte aus der Praxis in Unternehmensdesigns einzubeziehen. Wie stärken wir den disziplinübergreifenden Ansatz? Welche Veränderungen sind notwendig, um ihn mit Leben zu füllen?

Presenter

  • Dr. Babett Jánszky, Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft, Germany

Speakers

  • Dr. Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft, Germany
  • Dr. Robert Hermanowski, Director Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Häring, HNE Eberswalde, Germany
  • Dorothee Hahn, Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE), Germany

Link

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

11 am to 11.45 am, 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 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, 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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What's New in Organic Scientific research

11 am to 11.45 am, Room Riga (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.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Christian Andres, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Monique Marez, Organic Trade Association (OTA), USA

Link

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Nachhaltigkeit analysieren, bewerten und kommunizieren - Wie finde ich mich im Methoden-Dschungel zurecht?

11 am to 13 pm, Room Oslo (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Konzept und Durchführung, BIOFACH in Zusammenarbeit mit FiBL

Kaum ein Akteur im Lebensmittelsektor kommt mittlerweile mehr darum herum, sich mit Nachhaltigkeit zu beschäftigen. Die jeweils passende Methode zu finden, kann jedoch eine große Herausforderung sein. Im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung erhalten Sie einen umfassenden Einblick in Anwendungsbereiche, Kombinationsmöglichkeiten & Nutzen der einzelnen Ansätze – von Lieferanten- & Unternehmensbewertungen bis hin zur Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation

Presenter

Prof. Dr. Christian Herzig, Kassel University, Germany

Speakers

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Link

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Leadership in the next organic generation

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

Next Generation is the BIOFACH theme of the year. In this session, new or upcoming sector and movement (IFOAM Organics International) leader reveal their strategic ideas and developments priorities. Young organic people from around the world challenge them and discuss in a fishbowl our agenda for change.

Presenter

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

Speakers

  • Leonhard Wilhelm, Rapunzel, Germany
  • Peggy Miars, Organic Materials Review Institute (Omri), USA
  • Julia Lernoud, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Mona Glock, MixDeinBrot, Germany
  • Shamiso Mungwashu, KAITE - Evidence for development, Zimbabwe
  • Prof. Hartmut Vogtmann, IFOAM - Organics International

Link

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Ukraine Forum – Trends in sourcing organic from Ukraine

12 pm to 1.30 pm, Room Istanbul (NCC East), Exhibitor presentations

There is an ongoing huge demand for organic cereals and protein crops in Europe. Ukraine with ist strong growth in organic production and ist excellent production conditions grew up to one of the leading sourcing countries for organic raw material within the last 5 years. Traders as main target group will receive the latest market information and perspectives and recommendations for a reliable sourcing from Ukraine. Moreover, they will be updated about the legal conditions and import guidelines which need to be taken into consideration for imports.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Toralf Richter, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Link

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bioC und Myfarmers – Neue Werkzeuge für ein effizienteres Management von Bio-Lieferanten

1 pm to 1.45 pm, Room Prag (NCC East), Exhibitor presentations

Management von Bio-Lieferanten Vortragssprache Deutsch Bookmark event Save the date Share bioC und die Firma KiRa Informatik bieten einen neuen Service für Öko-Verarbeiter und -Händler, um die zunehmenden Anforderungen an das Lieferantenmanagement und die Qualitätssicherung zu bewältigen.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Rolf Mäder, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Sebastian Kiwitz, KiRa Informatik GmbH, Germany

Link

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Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity – A Fishbowl Discussion

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

As the global organic market continues to grow in size and complexity so does the possibility for fraud. Preventing fraud is paramount to ensure the organic movement continues to flourish. This participatory session will engage experts and audience to share ideas on how to prevent fraud in organic supply chains.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Monique Marez, Associate Director Organic Trade Association (OTA), USA
  • Bavo van den Idsert, Stichting Bionext, The Netherlands
  • Gerald A. Herrmann, Director Organic Services GmbH, Germany
  • Karst Kooistra, Tradin Organic Agriculture, The Netherlands
  • Beate Huber, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Link

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Increasing transparency in the organic input sector: The FIBL input lists

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

First, the Dutch certifier Skal will explain the need for a transparent input list in The Netherlands, and how this was established with a private-public partnership between FiBL and Skal. Then, FiBL Europe will introduce the 'European input list' and demonstrate its use for all stakeholders of the organic production chain.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Ingeborg de Groot, Control Union Certifications
  • Dr. Bernhard Speiser, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Pia Pedross, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Brussels
  • Rolf Mäder, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Link

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True Cost Accounting – Theory of Change for a Game Changer

4 pm to 5.30 pm, Hall St. Petersburg (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Hear about the latest developments in true cost accounting, including updates from TEEAgriFood, SOAAN, Sustainable Food Trust and other like-minded initiatives. Various tools and methodologies are converging on a common framework for agriculture and food systems. This panel focuses on the potential for true cost accounting to be a change agent for the organic sector and all of agriculture.

Presenter

  • David Gould, IFOAM - Organics International Head Office

Speakers

  • Tobias Bandel, Soil & More International BV, The Netherlands
  • Patrick Holden CBE, Director Sustainable Food Trust, UK
  • Alexander Müller, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Germany
  • Bernward Geier, COLABORA - let's work together, Germany
  • Adrian Müller, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Eduardo Cuoco, IFOAM EU Group

Link

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The future of the Organic Control System

4 pm to 5.30 pm, Hall St. Petersburg (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Hear about the latest developments in true cost accounting, including updates from TEEAgriFood, SOAAN, Sustainable Food Trust and other like-minded initiatives. Various tools and methodologies are converging on a common framework for agriculture and food systems. This panel focuses on the potential for true cost accounting to be a change agent for the organic sector and all of agriculture.

Presenter

  • David Gould, IFOAM - Organics International Head Office

Speakers

  • Christopher Atkinson, Soil Association, UK
  • Fabrizio Piva, Geschäftsführer CCPB Srl, Italy
  • Beate Huber, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Nicolas Verlet, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Link

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Science Day

10 am to 4 pm, Room Oslo (NCC East)

On 16 February 2018, the sixth 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 Organics in future EU Research & Innovation policy. The focus of the afternoon, that is organized by TIPI, will be on further elaborating research gaps in organic food and farming systems in the Global South (100 questions to be addressed by novel organic food and farming systems).

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

Links

More Eaters, Fewer Farmers – Big Problem

11 am to 12.30 pm, Room Kiew (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Demand for organic goods exceed supply. We need more organic farmers NOW. Farming is not an attractive career for young people. This fishbowl session weaves together two related themes: Reaching non-organic farmers and helping them make the conversion to organic, using a food system approach. Old planners and young leaders talk about a succession plan for farmers, who and what it takes.

Presenter

  • Konrad Hauptfleisch, IFOAM - Organics International Head Office

Speakers

  • Julia Lernoud, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Sundeep Kamath, Bio-Dynamic Association of India (BDAI), India
  • Steffen Reese, Director Naturland e.V., Germany
  • Christopher Stopes, IFOAM EU Group

Link

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Bewertung, Beratung & Kommunikation von Nachhaltigkeit in landwirtschaftlichen Lieferketten – Praxis-Check

11 am to 12.30 pm, Room Prag (NCC East), Exhibitor presentations

Akteure des Bio-Sektors berichten über ihre Erfahrungen mit Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung, -beratung & -kommunikation und diskutieren, wie die Branche ihre Pionierrolle wahren kann.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Moritz Teriete, Sustainable Food Systems GmbH, Switzerland
  • Laura Jakobelt, Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften HAFL, Switzerland

Link

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