FiBL at BIOFACH 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Organic policy and the new CAP, plans and strategies in the CEE countries

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

Focus of presentations is to introduce future organic policy plans related to each country, and in the light of the new CAP strategic planning for EU countries.

Presenter

  • Dr. Dóra Drexler, Direktorin, Ungarisches Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau ÖMKi, Hungary

Speakers

  • Mietielieva Inna, Deputy Minister / Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
  • Jindřich Fialka, Deputy Minister, responsible for Agriculture and Food Section
  • Lusine Nalbandyan, Organic Association of Armenia
  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Direktor, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland

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Organic delivers: The potential of organic agriculture and agroecology for climate change adaptation

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

Organic agriculture and agroecology are heralded as promising approaches to address climate change adaptation, but a robust scientific evidence base for this is largely lacking. We present and discuss results from a project that aim at compiling such evidence base. The core is a scientific meta-review complemented with insights from recent case studies.

Presenter

  • Miguel De Porras, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Europe

Speakers

  • Dr. Adrian Müller, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Schweiz
  • Maryline Darmaun, Consultant / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Fabio Leippert, Advocacy & Policy / Biovision
  • Evelyne Alcazar, ECOVALIA (Asociación Valor Ecológico CAAE)

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Carbon Credits in Organic Agriculture

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

Carbon credits have potential to leverage finance for sustainable agriculture, but they also face challenges regarding measurement, comparability of baseline and project emissions and output, and displacement of emissions (?leakage?). We address this in general and specifically for organic agriculture, with a focus on the potential and challenges of carbon credits from soil carbon sequestration.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Dr. Adrian Müller, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL, Switzerland
  • Tobias Bandel, Geschäftsführer / Soil & More Impacts B.V.
  • Prof. Andreas Gattinger, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL, Germany

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The European Market for Organic Food

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

The latest data and trends for 4 selected European countries and Europe as a whole will be presented by national experts.

Presenter

  • Dr. Susanne Padel, Scientist / Thünen Institute of Farm Economics

Speakers

  • Dr. Helga Willer, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL, Switzerland
  • Diana Schaack, Marktanalystin Öko-Landbau / Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI)
  • Dr. Eva Lacarce, Agence BIO
  • Prof. Dr. Raffaele Zanoli, Full Professor / Università Politecnica delle Marche
  • Lee Holdstock, Senior Business & Trade Development Manager / The Soil Association Certification

Link

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Policy Day: the new EU Organic Regulation

4.30 pm to 6 pm, Hall St.Petersburg (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Updates and debate on the opportunities and the challenges of the new EU organic regulation which will enter into force in January 2021. The new rules will apply in the EU but worldwide as well, given the quantity and number of products imported. The panel will be composed of policymakers and representatives of the organic sector.

Presenter

  • Dr. Eduardo Cuoco, Director / IFOAM EU group - Working for organic farming in Europe

Speakers

  • Mogens Jensen, Minister of Agriculture and Food of Denmark, Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Denmark
  • Nicolas Verlet, Head of Organic Unit, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Laura Batcha, Executive Director, CEO, Organic Trade Association
  • Beate Huber, Forschungsinstitut für biologsichen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Jan Plagge, Präsident / Bioland e.V., Germany
  • Michel Reynaud, Stellvertretender Vorsitzender, ECOCERT GREENLIFE

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Healthy and Sustainable Diets: What is the contribution of the organic sector?

5 pm to 6 pm, Room Prag (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

We will look at the question of how organic food systems contribute to the transformation of our food system in general towards enhanced sustainability. We present most recent finding from Organic Food System Program (OFSP) and a project assessing sustainability impacts of different food consumption and production scenarios for Switzerland.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Kahl, Universität Kassel, FQH, OFSP
  • Prof. Dr. Carola Strassner, Universität Münster, FQH, OFSP
  • Dr. Christian Schader, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Dr. Adrian Müller, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland

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The World of Organic Agriculture

5 pm to 6 pm, Hall Shanghai (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

The latest data on organic agriculture and organic markets world-wide will be presented. Furthermore, an update od the standards and regulations will be given.

Presenter

  • Louise Luttikholt, Executive Director / IFOAM - Organics International Head Office

Speakers

  • Christian Robin, Deputy Head Trade Promotion / Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
  • Dr. Helga Willer, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL, Switzerland
  • Joelle Katto-Andrighetto, Head of Policy & Guarantee / IFOAM - Organics International Head Office
  • Amarjit Sahota, Director / Ecovia Intelligence

Link

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Einsteigen und durchstarten in der Bio-Branche

10 am to 11 am, Generation Future Network Hub (Hall 9 Stand 9-565), Generation Future Network Hub

Zukunftsfähigkeit, Sinnhaftigkeit und Möglichkeiten zur Eigenverantwortung. Die Biobranche bietet viele Argumente für den Start ins Berufsleben – auch für branchenfremde HochschulabsoventInnen. Doch wie gelingt der Einstieg am besten? Worauf sollte ich achten? Welche Stelle passt zu mir? Das Traineeprogramm Ökologische Land- und Lebensmittelwirtschaft stellt interessante Karrieren aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Wertschöpfungskette vor und zeigt auf, welche Entwicklungsperspektiven das Programm bietet. Der Talk wird vor Ort grafisch dokumentiert und kann im Rahmen des Karrieretreffs angesehen werden.

Moderator

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Referenten

  • Johannes Augustin, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Germany
  • Ann-Sofie Henryson, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Germany

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Global Organic Market Overview

10 am to 11.30 am, Hall St. Petersburg (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

The market develops dynamically. Organic 3.0 postulates further growth, inclusiveness and orientation towards a more differentiated sustainability products market. We deepen the market information from the IFOAM & OI/FiBL statistics book and reflect about trends and strategic market positioning. Expect a special look at growth forecasts and developments from a finance and banking perspective.

Presenter

  • Louise Luttikholt, Executive Director / IFOAM - Organics International Head Office

Speakers

  • Maartje van den Berg, Senior Analyst Consumer Foods / RaboResearch Food&Agribusiness
  • Dr. Helga Willer, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Dr. David M. Amudavi, Executive Director / Biovision Africa Trust
  • Manoj Kumar Menon, Executive Director / International Competence Centre For Organic Agriculture (ICCOA)
  • Laura Batcha, Executive Director/ CEO / Organic Trade Association
  • Julia Lernoud, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland

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Will the new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) benefit organic producers?

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

The EU has engaged in a major CAP reform, which defines 40% of the budget and level of support for organic farmers. There are positives, but negotiations put at risk the ambition to align the CAP with consumers expectations on the environmental impact of food production. IFOAM EU defends a transition towards agroecology. Expect an update on the CAP reform and the policy support in member states.

Presenter

  • Eric Gall, Deputy Director / Policy Manager / IFOAM EU group – Working for organic farming in Europe

Speakers

  • Lena Brisset, Policy Officer / IFOAM EU group – Working for organic farming in Europe
  • Dr. Nicolas Lampkin, Thünen-Institut, Deutschland
  • Dr. Matthias Stolze, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Schweiz
  • Nathalie Sauze-Vandevyver, Director / European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Jan Plagge, President / Bioland e.V., Deutschland

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Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships

11 am to 11.45 am, Room Prag (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

The workshop calls the attention of European processors, retailers and politicians on the importance of organic breeding for the integrity and future growth of the organic sector. Invited actors will present and discuss case of their engagement in "organic right from the start". The participants will debate about the different options of the organic sector to promote organic breeding initiatives.

Presenter

  • Miguel De Porras, Direktor FiBL Europe, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Brussels

Speakers

  • Mariateresa Lazzaro, Breeder, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Brussels
  • Pierre Escodo, Events director / Eurofresh
  • Mathilde Tournebize, Program Officer / Organic Cotton accelerator
  • Bavo van den Idsert, Advisor / Organic Processing and Trade Association Europe (OPTA)
  • Fabio Brescacin, Präsident / EconaturaSi

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Bio Wirkt: Öko ist gleich regenerativ? Impulse zur Förderung der Bodenfruchtbarkeit in der ökologischen Landwirtschaft

12 pm to 1.30 pm, Room Kopenhagen (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Weltweit nimmt der Humusgehalt stetig ab. Dies gilt mit Einschränkung auch für ökologisch bewirtschafteten Boden. Wie kann die ökologische Landwirtschaft auch hier ihrer Vorreiterrolle gerecht werden? Die Veranstaltung präsentiert Lösungsansätze aus den Bereichen Forschung, Finanzierung und Ausbildung zur Bodenfruchtbarkeit. Im Anschluss sollen diese mit den Teilnehmern diskutiert werden.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Nikolai Fuchs, Vorstand GLS Treuhand Aufsichtsrat BioBoden eG / GLS Treuhand e. V.
  • Sepp Braun, Landwirt / Biolandhof Braun
  • Prof. Andreas Gattinger, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Deutschland

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Organic seed and organic heterogeneous material in the new EU Organic Regulation

2 pm to 2.45 pm, Room Prag (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

The session will provide insights into issues relating to organic seed in Europe, based on facts and the perspectives of farmers and seed companies collected through surveys within LIVESEED project. The session will also provide an update on recent developments on the implementation of the new Organic Regulation regarding Organic Heterogenous Material and Organic varieties.

Presenter

  • Eric Gall, Deputy Director / Policy Manager / IFOAM EU group – Working for organic farming in Europe

Speakers

  • Dr. Stefano Orsini, Senior Researcher in Business & Market / Organic Research Centre
  • Freya Schäfer, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Germany
  • Gebhard Rossmanith, Chief Executive Officer / Bingenheimer Saatgut AG
  • Martin Sommer, Policy Coordinator, GMOs, Patents and Seeds / IFOAM EU group – Working for organic farming in Europe

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Careful, Gentle, Minimal: What are the principles of organic processing?

2 pm to 3.45 pm, Room Kiew (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Get informed about findings from the Research projects ProOrg and SUSORGPLUS and see an example of what kind of native starches and proteins could be used in Organics. You are invited to an open discussion how the principles of organic agriculture can be translated to principles of organic processing.

Presenter

  • Johanna Stumpner, Recht und Internationales / Assoziation ökologischer Lebensmittelhersteller e. V.
  • Martijntje Vollebregt, Scientist Sustainable Processing / Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

Speakers

  • Dr. Regua Bickel, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL, Switzerland
  • Dr. habil. Barbara Sturm, Leitung Verfahrens- und Systemtechnik in der Landwirtschaft / Universität Kassel
  • Dr. Kathrin Zander, Verbraucherforschung / Institut für Marktanalyse Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut
  • Janis Garancs, Managing Director / Aloja Starkelsen Ltd

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Genome editing and the health concept in organic farming, co-existence or conflict?

3 pm to 4.30 pm, Hall Seoul (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

The conceptual basis of organic agricultures approach to food production is built on a concept of health. This panel session and Q&A will explore if, alongside issues of corporate control and risk, the health and integrity the organism are effective guides to appropriate technologies in organic plant breeding and agriculture, and discuss how these might be applied in a rapidly changing world.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Lawrence Woodward, Beyond GM / A Bigger Conversation
  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Direktor, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Martin Sommer, Policy Coordinator, GMOs, Patents and Seeds / IFOAM EU group - Working for organic farming in Europe
  • Gebhard Rossmanith, Chief Executive Officer / Bingenheimer Saatgut AG

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CB Round Table: The Organic Law of Ukraine and its Requirements for Organic Control Bodies

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

Ukraine is ranked on 4th position of organic imports into the EU. The recently enforced Organic Law will have a direct impact on all future inspection and certification activities in the country. The event with representatives from Ministry, competent authorities and private sector informs CBs first-hand about the present stage of the implementation and highlights the challenges of this process.

Presenter

  • Oleksandr Kaliberda, National long-term expert / German-Ukrainian Cooperation in the field of Organic Agriculture (COA)
  • Natalie Prokopchuk, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Schweiz

Speakers

  • Dr. Jochen Neuendorff, Initiator / European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC)
  • Hanspeter Schmidt, Rechtsanwalt / Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Hanspeter Schmidt
  • Olena Berezovska, President / Organic Ukraine

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Harmonisation of organic consumer data

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

An initiative has been started with the aim to harmonise organic consumer data collection at the international level to improve the visibility and comparability of national organic consumer data. Data collection concepts at national level will be presented same as concepts of international approaches. The session will close with a discussion on harmonisation opportunities.

Presenter

  • Bernadette Oehen, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland

Speakers

  • Dr. Hanna Stolz, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Laura Batcha, Executive Director/ CEO / Organic Trade Association
  • Dr. Helga Willer, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Dr. Eva Lacarce, Agence BIO
  • Elmar Seck, BÖLN, Presse/Medien / Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Hofläden wirtschaftlich führen und weiterentwickeln: Aktuelle Kennzahlen und Beratungsinstrumente

10 am to 10.45 am, Room Prag (NCC East), Exhibitor presentations

Im Projekt Handbuch Hofläden (BÖLN 15NA 195/6) wurden aktuelle betriebswirtschaftliche Kennzahlen für direktvermarktende Betriebe ermittelt und ein Beratungsinstrument entwickelt. Die Kennzahlen und das Programm werden von den Berater/innen von Bioland, FiBL und LWK RLP vorgestellt und mit den Teilnehmenden besprochen.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Sigrid Griese, Forschung & Entwicklung Ansprechpartnerin Nachhaltigkeit / Bioland e.V.
  • Rettner Stefan, Berater / Bioland e.V.
  • Dr. Elisabeth Seemer, Beratung / Landwirtschaftskammer Rheinland-Pfalz (LWK RLP)
  • Axel Wirz, Forschungsinstitut für biologsichen Landbau, Germany
  • Irene Leifert, Marketing Direktvermarktung & Fachhandel / Bioland e.V.

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Challenge for organic growth: harmonisation of residue handling in EU

10 am to 11.30 am, Hall St. Petersburg (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

A big threat to the fast-growing organic market is the disharmonized situation of residue handling, from zero tolerance to a case by case approach. An OPTA-FiBL project that evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches and show the economic costs and threats for the organic sector is reflected with representatives from trade, the Anti-Fraud Initiative (AFI) and labs.

Presenter

  • Bavo van den Idsert, Advisor / Organic Processing and Trade Association Europe (OPTA)

Speakers

  • Dr. Bernhard Speiser, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Dr. Jochen Neuendorff, Initiator / European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC)
  • Johannes Jaschik, Senior Analytical Service Manager / Tee / Eurofins Dr. Specht Laboratorien GmbH
  • Johanna Mirenda, Farm Policy Director / Organic Trade Association

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Sustainable Palm Oil: a resource for the cosmetic industry to achieve environmental and social goals

11 am to 11.45 am, Vivaness Congress, Hall 3C Stand 3C-061, Vivaness Congress

The growing demand of vegetable oils has led to detrimental environmental consequences and raised the importance of initiatives such as RSPO aimed at producing sustainable palm oil. FiBL study findings present the sustainability of different palm oil sourcing (organic, RSPO, conventional) and introduce the discussion on approaches, promises and challenges faced by the food and cosmetics sectors

Presenter

  • Dr. Hana Musinovic, Regulatory and Scientific Manager / NATRUE aisbl

Speakers

  • Dr. Thomas Bernet, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL, Switzerland
  • Francesca Morgante, Market Development Manager Europe / Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil -RSPO

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How much bioenergy can be produced in organic agriculture?

11 am to 11.45 am, Room Riga (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Large-scale bioenergy production is challenging in organic agriculture, due to nutrient exports, land and water competition. On the other hand, biogas digesters can provide promising farm-level or regional solutions for optimised resource use and nutrient cycles. We address the potential and challenges of bioenergy in organic agriculture by presenting results from global models and case studies.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Dr. Adrian Müller, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL, Switzerland
  • Kari Koppelmäki, Doctoral Student / University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Torsten Siegmeier, Universität Kassel, Germany

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Harmonised criteria for cleaning and disinfection: an evaluation framework for products used in organic production

1 pm to 1.45 pm, Room Kopenhagen (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

The audience will be informed about the most important features of the harmonized set evaluation criteria that are applied for the assessment of products for cleaning, disinfection and hygiene for use in organic farming. These criteria do not only take into account regulatory aspects, but importantly also include parameters of human-, ecotoxicity and biodegradability of the substances contained.

Presenter

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Speakers

  • Marlene Ariana Milan, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Germany
  • DI (FH), MSc Harald Brugger, Leiter Chemie & Konsum / Die Umweltberatung, Vienna
  • Dr. Regula Bickel, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Switzerland
  • Dr. Friedhelm Von Mering, Referent Politik / Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V., Germany

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Die Biobranche und die Bio-Züchtung. Von der Züchtung bis zum Endprodukt. Erfolgsgeschichte oder Krise?

1 pm to 2.30 pm, Room Budapest (NCC East), BIOFACH Congress

Von der Züchtung bis zum Endprodukt. Anhand von Kurzvorträgen sowie Statements von Stakeholdern aus den Bereichen Züchtung, Vermehrung, Anbau, Verarbeitung und Handel lernen die Zuhörenden die bestehenden Voraussetzungen besser kennen. Bei einem Podiumsgespräch werden Kernpunkte daraus aufgenommen und Lösungsvorschläge für ein Voranbringen der Bio-Züchtung diskutiert.

Presenter

  • Marcus Johann, Bioverita

Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Director, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL, Switzerland
  • Amadeus Zschunke, Geschäftsführer / Pflanzenzüchter / Sativa Rheinau AG
  • Sascha Damaschun, Geschäftsführer für Vertrieb, Einkauf&IT / Bodan Grosshandel für Naturkost GmbH
  • Marcus Arzt, Betriebsleiter / Bioland Gemüsebaubetrieb Ökofrisch
  • Dr. Alexander Gerber, Vorstandsprecher / Demeter e.V.

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