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Berlin: International Green Week 2019

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Entrance International Green Weeke © Messe Berlin
International Green Week 2018 © Messe Berlin

From 18 to 27 January 2019, Messe Berlin is organising the International Green Week, a major global exhibition for agriculture, food and horticulture.

The partner country is Finland with the motto "Greetings from the Wilderness". Food from Arctic agriculture will be presented, for example cereals that have adapted to the subpolar climate or reindeer meat from the polar regions.

Messe Berlin expects more than 1,700 exhibitors from around 65 countries and over 400,000 trade and private visitors.

Our event tips for the organic sector

GFFA 2019 – Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

17. – 19.01.2019
10-18 Uhr
CityCube Berlin
Organizer: German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central questions of the future of the global country – and Food industry. The forum offers politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to exchange views on a current agricultural policy issue and to communicate politically.  The 11th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) will take place under the motto "Agriculture digital – Intelligent Solutions for the agriculture of the future".

For further information and the complete program please visit:

Finland: The northmost organic production in the world

10.30 – 12.00 Uhr
Messe Berlin Exhibition Area, Hall 10.2 (VIP area)

The demand in the organic market is increasing from year to year. Currently, around 13% of the total farming area in Finland is cultivated organically. The main product of the Finnish in the organic sector are oats. But also organic wheat and organic rye play an important role.

However, the central resource of the bioeconomy in the northernmost agricultural country of the EU are the dense coniferous forests. At around 13 million hectares, Finland has the largest organic wild collection area in the EU and one of the largest in the world - a quarter of all the world's land is in Finland. Above all, berries and fruits are collected here, mostly for further processing.

In an expert discussion, participants will get the opportunity to get to know the most northern organic agriculture and its special features as well as to join the discussion with:

  • Jaana Elo (Chairwoman of the Board, Finnish Organic Association Luomuliitto)
  • Heidi Haavisto-Meyer (Expert for organic cultivation)

In addition, Finnish exhibitors at IGW will present their organic products. In order to register for the discussion please contact Nina Parzych via E-Mail at

For the complete program of the International Green Week please visit:


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