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BioFach / Vivaness eSpecial 2021: Event tips

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This year, participants of Biofach or Vivaness Congress Events have to discuss online. © Nuernberg Messe / Frank Boxler

Despite the fact that Biofach / Vivaness is taking place exclusively digitally this year, the organizer is offering a diverse congress program. Here you will find some  important congress events in English.

17 Febuary

Food Policy Forum for Change: transforming food system through policy measures

Description: “Currently, there are good but rather scattered examples of governments that have been developing conducive and innovative policy instruments to introducing and implementing agroecological and resilience principles. This session will connect those efforts in order to increase learning between policymakers, as well as enriching the discussion on the role and instruments for country-level action.”

Contributors:

  • Sundar Anbalagan, Chief Executive Officer, Government of Sikkim, India
  • Dhan Bahadur Kathayat, Agri Extension Officer at the Ministry for Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperative in Karnali Province, Nepal
  • Alex Lwakuba, Commissioner Crop Production Department at the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda
  • Prem Thapa (TBC), Executive Director, Nepal Permaculture Group (NPG)

Date: Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 2:00-2:45 PM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 3

 

Promoting Sustainability and Efficiency in Organic Agriculture – Perspectives from Young (Organic) Innovators

Description: “EIT Food is Europe's leading food innovation initiative with over 200 partners along the food value chain and a mission to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusting. With a panel of young innovators, we discuss and provide action points to raise awareness and take-up of innovation to support and boost sustainability and efficiency in organic agriculture and the food sector.”

Contributors:

  • Marie Ammann, Innovation Manager, EIT Food CLC Central GmbH
  • Howard Koster, MSc Organic Agriculture Wagening University and Research
  • Doris Letina, Vice-President of CEJA and organic producer from Slovenia, CEJA Ð the European Council of Young Farmers
  • Nicolas Schmid, Product Engineer PhD, John Deere

Date: Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 4:00-4:45 PM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 4

 

The European Market for Organic Food at BIOFACH eSPECIAL

Description: “The latest data and trends for four European markets (Germany, France, Italy and UK) as well as for Europe as a whole will be presented.”

Contributors:

  • Dorian FLECHET, French organic observatory, Agence BIO
  • Lee Holdstock, Senior Business & Trade Development Manager, Soil Association Ltd.
  • Diana Schaack, Marktanalystin, Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH
  • Prof. Dr. Raffaele Zanoli, Full Professor, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Date: Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 5-6 PM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 5

 

18 February

EU Farm to Fork Strategy: Do we have the right ingredients?

Description: “The F2F Strategy was welcomed, because of the aim of 25% organic in 2030. The new CAP budget- agreement to spend 70% of the 386 billion Euro as a flat rate support to farmers is a missed opportunity to transform the EU agriculture. What is needed to realize the 25% aim? Do we have the right instruments, or should structural improvements be added in EU policy to safeguard the promises of F2F?”

Contributors:

  • Diego Canga Fano, DG AGRI principal advisor, European Commission DG Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Herbert Dorfmann, Member of the European Parliament
  • Volkert Engelsman, CEO Eosta
  • Beate Huber, President FiBL Europe, Head Department International Cooperation
  • Heidrun Moschitz, Group Leader Society & Innovation, FiBL
  • And others

Date: Thursday, 18th February 2021, 9-10:30 AM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 4

 

Global Organic Market Overview

Description: “We will explore the market information from the IFOAM – Organics International/FiBL statistics book and deepen into trends and strategic market positioning from several parts of the world.”

Contributors:

  • Dr. David M. Amudavi, Executive Director, Biovision Africa Trust
  • Alexis Carey, International Trade Manager, Organic Trade Association
  • ​Manoj Kumar Menon, Executive Director and CEO, International Competence Centre For Organic Agriculture (ICCOA)
  • Helga Willer, Scientist, FiBL
  • And others

Date: Thursday, 18th February 2021, 2-3:30 PM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 3

 

For a pesticide free world, strategies, activities and consequences for the organic marke

Contributors:

  • Bernward Geier, Director of Colabora - let's work together
  • Paul Holmbeck, Director, Holmbeck Eco Consult​
  • Christopher Schümann, Member project management BFF, Bio-Stiftung Schweiz

Date: Thursday, 18th February 2021, 5-6 PM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 3

 

19 February

Boosting Organic Trade in Africa: Analyses, Trends, Strategies

Description: “Participants can get an understanding of markets and consumption patterns based on a thorough analysis of eight focus countries and three selected value chains. Recommendations of interventions how to boost Organic Trade in Africa will be presented and discussed in alongside of: What is mostly needed? Who commits to take a lead, responsibility, and investment? And how to best achieve the goal?”

Contributors:

  • Markus Arbenz, Inhaber, Organics4Development
  • Fortunate Nvakanda, Executive Director, Zoppa Trust​
  • Geertje Otten, COO, ProFound - Advisers in Development
  • Barbara Zilly, Senior Manager Capacity Development, IFOAM - Organics International
  • And others

Date: Friday, 19th February 2021, 9-9:45 AM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 3

 

Climate Safe Diets

Description: “Combined with shifts in diets and production, agroecological food systems can contribute to reducing GHG emissions and provide many co-benefits for biodiversity, soil carbon sequestration and adaptation to climate change. This session will showcase concrete examples form farm to fork showing how and why organic farming should pay a key role when discussing how to curb emission in the food sector.”

Contributors:

  • Helmy Abouleish, CEO, Sekem Group
  • Xhona Hysa, Global Policy Junior Coordinator, IFOAM - Organics International​
  • Sybille Kyed, Head Farm and Food policy, Organic denmark/ Økologisk Landsforening
  • Adrian Müller, Researcher, FiBL
  • And others

Date: Friday, 19th February 2021, 10-11:30 AM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 3

 

The future of certification in organic

Description: “Due to the growth of organic certified surfaces and operators and thanks to new technologies as blockchain, other IT technologies and satellite imagery, control and certification processes in organic farming and production are going to change. Remote controlling is something the sector has started to experience due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. How will the certification change in the years to come?”

Contributors:

  • Georg Eckert, EOCC President, ABCERT AG / EOCC
  • Paschalia Koufokotsio, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development​
  • Michel REYNAUD, Vice-President, ECOCERT

Date: Friday, 19th February 2021, 3-3:45 PM (CET)
BIOFACH VIVANESS eSPECIAL Livestream 4


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