BioFach: IFOAM Science Day 2016
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On February 12, 2016, the fourth 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 and TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming.
Over the next years the European Commission will build a Food Research Area which aims to contribute to a “resilient food system that provides sustainable, affordable and healthy food for all”. Producing sustainable and healthy food is the day-to-day business of the organic food industry. Organic food companies are laboratories of creativity and innovation and should play an important role in the design and implementation of the Food Research Area.
In the morning of Science Day 2016, TP Organics will focus on research innovation for organic food companies. Organic companies will present examples of recent innovations and a panel debate will be held to discuss how the European commission can better support research & innovation for organic food companies.
In the afternoon, TIPI will present and discuss current challenges to organic agriculture in tropical zones and research policies in developing countries. It will also present its Vision and Strategy for Organic Food and Farming Research.