FiBL at BIOFACH 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The European Market for Organic Food

11 am to 11.45 am, Hall Shanghai (NCC East), Forum BIOFACH

Experts from major European markets will present the latest data and developments.

Presenter

  • Prof. Raffaele Zanoli, DIIGA - Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Speakers

  • Dr. Helga Willer, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland
  • Diana Schaack, Agrarmarkt Informations Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), Germany
  • Nathalie Rison Alabert, L'Agence BIO, France

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Organic 3.0 - Turning concept into practice

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

This session aims to put Organic 3.0 in the context of the organic sector, achieving coordinated and synergistic action among e.g. producers, value chains, consumers, sustainability assessment/measurement tools, private and governmental regulatory systems.

Presenter

  • David Gould, IFOAM Organics International, Germany

Speakers

  • Markus Arbenz, IFOAM Organics International, Germany
  • Dr. David Amudavi, Biovision African Trust, Kenya
  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, FiBL   Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Matthew Holmes, Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), Canada
  • Jörg Lotz, Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft (BMEL), Germany
  • Ronnie  Cummins, Organic Consumers Association, United States

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    The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends

    4.30 pm to 5.45 pm, Room Istanbul (NCC East), Forum BIOFACH

    At this session the latest data on organic agriculture worldwide will presented (area, operators, markets) and an overview of the current status of organic legislation will be given

    Speakers

    • Markus Arbenz, IFOAM Organics International, Germany
    • Barbara Jäggin, SECO, Switzerland
    • Dr. Helga Willer, FiBL Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
    • Julia Lernoud, FiBL Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
    • Beate Huber, FiBL Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
    • Amarjit Sahota, Organic Monitor, United Kingdom

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      CAP in CEE? Organic Sector Development in Central and Eastern Europe

      5 pm to 6 pm, Room Oslo (NCC East), Forum BIOFACH

      Opportunities and challenges in the light of the new CAP. Hungary, Slovenia, the Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic: CAP programs, the regions competitive advantages especially with regard to further integration into the European market.

      Speakers

      • Anamarija Slabe, IFOAM EU Group, Belgium
      • Dr. Dóra Drexler, ÖMKi   Ungarisches Forschungsinstitut für biolog. Landbau, Hungary
      • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, FiBL   Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland

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      Thursday, February 11, 2016

      Nachhaltigkeit in der Wertschöpfungskette

      10 am to 10.45 am, Room Athen (NCC Middle), BIOFACH exhibitor presentations

      Speakers

      • Sereke Firesenai, Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften (HALF)
      • Moritz Teriete, SFS GmbH

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      Organic Trade with Turkey - Learning from Best Practices to Engage in Successful Business Partnerships

      10 am to 11.30 am, Room Nizza (NCC Middle), BIOFACH exhibitor presentations

      Introductory Presentation Overview of Organic Production and Trade Relating to Turkey: Opportunities and Challenges

      Presenter

      • Dr. Thomas Bernet, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland

      Speakers

      • Atila Ertem, Former president, Association of Organic Agriculture Organisation (ETO)
      • Dr. Norbert Kolb, Quality manager, Worlée NaturProdukte GmbH
      • Mustafa Akyüz, General manager, ETKO Turkey
      • Zafer Göynügür, ETO

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      Bio 3.0: Mit Bio die Land- und Lebensmittelwirtschaft umbauen

      11 am to 12.30 pm, Room St. Petersburg (NCC East), Forum BIOFACH

      Speakers

      • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland
        Urs Brändli, Bio Suisse, Switzerland
        Steffen Reese, Naturland e.V., Germany
        Thomas Fertl, Bio Austria, Austria
        Volker Krause, Bohlsener Mühle, Germany
        Susanne Horn, Neumarkter Lammsbräu Gebr. Ehrnsperger KG, Germany

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        Is the new CAP capable of supporting sustainable farming or just continuing business as usual?

        12 pm to 12.45 pm, Room Oslo (NCC East), Forum Politics

        As part of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020 new policy instruments and regional and national Rural Development Programmes are coming in effect in 2015 and 2016. How can these policies help to make European more organic? Presentation of findings of a study conducted by FiBL for IFOAM EU.

        Speakers

        • Stephen Meredith, IFOAM EU Group, Belgium
        • Matthias Stolze, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland
        • Dorota Mereta, Bioskspert Sp. c.o.o., Poland
        • Sebastian Mittermeier, Naturland - Verband für ökologischen Landbau, Germany

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          Knappe Rohstoffversorgung im Spannungsfeld zwischen europäischer Zusammenarbeit und dem Anspruch nach Regionalität

          4 pm to 5.30 pm, Room Copenhagen (NCC East), Forum BIOFACH

          Speakers

          • Thomas Damm, ABCERT AG, Germany
          • Sebastian Huber, PrimaVera Naturkorn GmbH, Germany
          • OPG Vedran Lesic, Kroatien (local name: Hrvatska)
          • Nikolaj Mysnik, Zolotoj Parmen FE, Ukraine
          • Amos  Ramsauer, Bioland Markt GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
          • Dr. Toralf Richter, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland
          • Dirk Vollertsen, Bioland e.V., Germany

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            Copper reduction: Update and perspectives

            4 pm to 5.30 pm, Room Prag (NCC East), Forum Science

            Moderator

            • Annegret Schmitt, Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany

            Referenten

            • Ilaria Pertot, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
            • Marc Trapman, Bio Fruit Advies, The Netherlands
            • Lucius Tamm, FiBL   Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
            • Edith Lammerts van Bueren, Louis Bolk Instituut, The Netherlands

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            Organic and Regional: Synergy, Cannibalism or cultural difference?

            4 pm to 5.30 pm, Hall Shanghai (NCC East), Forum BIOFACH

            In Western Europe, a growing number of consumers prefer products that are both organic and regional. As a consequence, more and more supermarkets are introducing a double branding concept. What are the opportunities and challenges of this concept from a market and production point of view, when targeting the domestic and the export market? How do producers react on this new trend and how can consumer awareness be increased? Within this session, we would like to present examples from France, Germany, and Switzerland where both, organic and regional aspects are promoted jointly. The objective is to present individual cases and the lessons learnt from them, and compare the market potential driven by consumer perceptions. The target group involves representatives from both the private and public sectors interested to learn from the cases and in discussing strategies aiming at bringing organic and regional closer together.

            Presenter

            • Tobias Eisenring, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland

            Speakers

            • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hamm, Universität Kassel, Germany
            • Dr. Burkhard Schaer, Ecozept GbR, Germany

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              Friday, February 12, 2016

              Science Day

              9 am to 5 pm, Room Oslo (NCC East), Forum Science

              n the morning of Science Day 2016, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming will present three case studies of successful innovation projects in organic agriculture. Furthermore, TP Organics will focus on the Work Program 2017 of the European Commission's Research Program Horizon 2020. In the afternoon, TIPI, the Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM, will present and discuss current challenges to organic agriculture in arid and tropical zones. It will also present its Vision and Strategy for Organic Food and Farming Research. More information: www.organic-research.net, Contact: helga.willer(at)fibl.org.

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

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              The EU import regulation: the new approach!

              10 am to 11.30 am, Room Prag (NCC East), Forum Politics

              Introduction to the new/intended import rules of the EU and discussion of expected impacts on the international organic trade. Certain aspects such as the compliance/equivalency approach and the organic trade agreements will be deepened in the discussions between experts.

              Presenter

              • Beate Huber, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland

              Speakers

              • Christopher Atkinson, Soil Association Ltd., United Kingdom
              • Antoine Faure, European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC), Belgium
              • Karst Kooistra, AK Verwaltungs  und Handelsgesellschaft, Germany

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              After the Paris Climate Conference COP 21: How will the organic sector contribute to the fight against climate change?

              1 pm to 1.45 pm, Room Prag (NCC East), Forum Politics

              The workshop will briefly present the policy context and what science says on the benefits of organic productionand finally will discuss how the organic sector can contribute to the efforts against climate change.

              Speakers

              • Eric Gall, IFOAM EU Group, Belgium
              • Dr. Andreas Gattinger, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland
              • Tobias Bandel, Soil & More International BV, The Netherlands
              • Philippe Thomazo, Ecocert S.A., France

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              IFOAM Beekiping Group

              3 pm to 4.30 pm, Room Helsinki (NCC East), BIOFACH exhibitor presentations

              Presenter

              Dr. Salvador Garibay, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland

              Speakers

              • Bernadette Oehen, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Switzerland
              • Thomas Cierpka, kfm. Geschäftsführer, IFOAM - Organics International Head Office, Germany
              • Manfred Fürst, Naturland - Verband für Ökologischen Landbau e.V., Germany
              • Günter Friedmann, Demeter-International e.V., Germany
              • Ulrich Böker, APICON Organic Agriculture Consulting Services, United States

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