BioFach 2008

At the BioFach Congress 2008 FiBL’s researchers gave a diverse array of technical lectures. The subjects reached from climate change and organic wine to baby food and EU regulation on organic production. On this page you will find a list of all FiBL presetantions. Several presentations can be downloaded from the internet datatbase Organic Eprints.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming

14.00 - 16.00, Room St. Petersburg
The European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming - news and current status of implementation and policy analysis, including information about the ORGAP evaluation toolbox and its application.


  • Otto Schmid, FiBL
  • Maria Fladl, DG AGRI, European Commission
  • Nicolas Lampkin, Aberystwyth University, UK
  • Raffaele Zanoli and Daniela Vairo, University (UPM), Italy
  • Stephan Dabbert  and Christian Eichert, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Victor Gonzalvez, IFOAM EU Group
  • Catherine Rogy, French Ministry of Agriculture, France

Discussion will be chaired by Danièle Tissot, DG Research, European Commission

Möglichkeiten der Kommunikation der Rückverfolgbarkeit von (Öko)-Produkten an den Verbraucher

14.00 - 15.00, Room Prag


  • Rolf Mäder, FiBL, Deutschland: Einführung in das Thema
  • Jörg Große Lochtmann, Bio mit Gesicht GmbH, Deutschland
  • Herr Vincent Lipburger, Lödersdorfer Kernölpresse GmbH, Österreich
  • Hugo Skoppek, Nature & More Foundation, Niederlande

Sichere Herstellung von Fleisch- und Wurstwaren ohne bzw. mit reduziertem Einsatz von Pökelstoffen

15.00 - 16.00, Room Prag


  • Alexander Beck, Büro Lebensmittelkunde & Qualität, Deutschland
  • Boris Liebl, FiBL, Deutschland

Organic farming, climate change and sustainability in developing countries

16.00 - 18.00, Room Istanbul
Discussion and presentations on: Organic farming and sustainability, soil fertility-building strategies and carbon sequestration, biodiversity and adaptation to climate change, clean development mechanisms and voluntary carbon compensation mechanisms.
Chair: Dr. Urs Niggli, FiBL

Friday, February 22, 2008

European rules for organic wine - How to ensure harmonisation and regional flexibility?

10.00 - 12.00, WeinForum Hall 4A

Chair: Danièle Tissot, DG Research

  • Otto Schmid, FIBL, Switzerland: Overview of the project scope and on-going acitivity
  • Doris Rauhut, SRI Geisenheim, Germany / Piergiorgio Comuzzo, Udine University, Italy: First year results of the oenological research: quality wine in the respect of the organic concept
  • Uwe Hofmann, Ecovin, Germany / Cristina Micheloni, AIAB, Italy: Stakeholders requests and proposals for the eu regulation on organic wine-making
  • Monique Jonis, ITAB, France: Indications from the market studies on organic wine

The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2008

10.00 - 11.00, Room Shanghai

Chair: Angela B. Caudle, IFOAM

Further information

Press release: Organic farming world-wide, continued growth

Retailing organic food in Europe - latest trends (and data) about distribution channels for organic products

14.00 - 15.30, R00m Oslo

Chaired by Tom Vaclavik, Organic Retailers Association (ORA)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Organic baby food: quality and product range requirements

10.00 - 11.00, R00m Oslo
Based on a study of consumers and processors within the EU project Core Organic QACCP the discussion addresses what kind of product range and quality is required for organic baby food.

  • Ursula Kretzschmar / Kathrin Seidel FiBL, Switzerland
  • Raffaele Zanoli, University of Ancona, Italy
  • Johannes Kahl, Universität of Kassel, Germany
  • Marchela Pandelova, GSF – Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit

The revised EU Regulation - implications for exports to Europe

10.00 - 11.00, Room Istanbul

Chair: Beate Huber, FiBL, Switzerland

Organic certification and quality management

11.00 - 13.00, Room Kopenhagen

Challenges, recommendations and measures to strengthen the organic integrity; experts, traders and certifiers analyse the situation and discuss responsibilities of all parties involved.
Presenter: Manon Haccius, Alnatura, Germany

  • Beate Huber, FiBL Switzerland
  • Achim Spiller, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Jochen Neuendorff, Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (GfRS), Germany
  • Peter Lecomte, General Mills/Small Planet Foods, USA
  • Katrin Langner, Waren-Verein of Hamburg stock exchange e.V., Germany