Programme

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Opening – Monday, 4 April 2016

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) - Amsterdam

Speaker/topic

Time

Word of welcome & reception

18:30

IFOAM EU President
Bavo van den Idsert, Director, Bionext
Transport to De Horst Estate - Driebergen

21.30

Arrival to De Horst Estate - Driebergen

22.30

Congress day I – Tuesday, 5 April 2016

De Horst Estate - Driebergen

Speaker/topic

Time

Networking coffee and registration

09.00

Welcome

09.45

IFOAM EU President
Martijn van Dam, Dutch Minister for Agriculture
Keynote Debate: How to transform the agri-food system?

10.15

Shifting the CAP and other agri-food policies towards agroecology

Liz Bowles, Head of Farming, Soil Association
Angelika Hilbeck, Senior Scientist and Lecturer, ETH Zurich
Andre Leu, President, IFOAM - Organics International
Karst Jacob Kooistra, Sourcing Development Manager, Tradin
Moderation: Eric Gall, Policy Manager, IFOAM EU
Coffee break

11.15

Parallel workshops

11.45

Innovative organic production beyond the EU rules

11.45

Presentation: Tobias Bandel, Managing Director, Soil & More International BV
Moderation: Rikke Lundsgaard, Senior Agricultural Policy officer, Danish Society for Nature Conservation
Organic consumption for a sustainable food chain

11:45

Presentation: Maurizio Mariani, President, Consortium Risteco
Moderation: Charles Pernin, Managing Director, Synabio
Approaches to mainstreaming organic food and farming

11.45

Presentation: Johan Cejie, Sales Manager, KRAV
Moderation: Urszula Sołtysiak, Director of Research & Development Unit, AGRO BIO TEST
Lunch

13:00

Panel discussion: What does Organic 3.0 & the IFOAM EU Vision 2030 mean for Europe?

15.00

Making the CAP and other agri-food policies compatible with the Organic Vision for 2030

Sergi Corbalan, Executive Director, FTAO
Patrick Holden, Founding Director, Sustainable Food Trust
Arnd Spahn, Secretary for the Agriculture Sector, EFFAT
Andre Leu, President, IFOAM - Organics International
Aurélie Trouvé, Doctor of Economics, AgroParisTech
Moderation: Marco Schlüter, IFOAM EU Director
Coffee break

16.30

Concluding address: Why does the global agri-food system need fundamental change?

17.00

Susan George, President of the Board, Transnational Institute
Close

17.30

Gala dinner

19.00

Congress day II – Wednesday, 6 April 2016

De Horst Estate - Driebergen

Speaker/topic

Time

Welcome coffee and registration

08.30

Plenary: Challenges and opportunities developing organic farming under a new organic regulation

09:00

Supporting organic farming development using CAP and other agri-food policies

Martin Häusling, Rapporteur for the Legislative Proposal for the New Organic Regulation, European Parliament
Diego Canga Fano, Director, Multilateral Relations, Quality Policy – DG AGRI, European Commission
Pekka Pesonen, Secretary-General, COPA-COGECA
Hans Hoogeveen, Director General Agro, Ministry of Economic Affairs Netherlands
Thomas Fertl, Vice-President, IFOAM EU
Moderation: Marco Schlüter, Director, IFOAM EU
Coffee Break

10.00

Parallel Sessions

10.30

Implementing the new organic regulation in practice

10.30

Diego Canga Fano, Director, Multilateral Relations, Quality Policy – DG AGRI, European Commission
Kees van Zelderen, Board Member Foreign Affairs, Biohuis
Alexander Beck, Director, AöL
David Crucefix, Executive Director, IOAS
Moderation: Francis Blake, Policy Advisor, Soil Association
Towards a CAP for innovative agro-ecological approaches and sustainable development

10.30

Vicky Swales, Head of Land Use Policy, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Pierre Bascou, Director Support Unit, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Matthias Stolze, Head of Department of Socio-Economic Sciences
Jan Plagge, President, Bioland
Moderation: Dorota Metera, President of the Board, BIOEKSPERT Ltd.
Agroecological Research and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security

10.30

Alexandra Tuijtelaars, Research Programme Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
Martin van Ittersum, prof.rd.ir., Agricultural and Environmental Science, Wageningen University
Sébastien Treyer, Director, IDDRI
Nikolai Pushkarev, Policy Coordinator, European Public Health Alliance
Moderation: Lieve Vercaureten, Director, Bioforum Vlaanderen
Safeguarding breeding and farmer rights against patents on life

10.30

Ben Tax, Owner and Managing Director at Rijk Zwaan
Maaike Raaijmakers, Project Manager, Bionext
Joris Baecke, Dutch Farmers Organisation LTO
Moderation: Eric Gall, Policy Manager, IFOAM EU
Closing Session: Solutions for transforming food and farming through organics

12.00

Putting agroecology at the heart of CAP and other agri-food policies

Geoff Tansey, Writer, Consultant and Trustee of the Food Ethics Council
Moderation: Eduardo Cuoco, Research & Innovation Manager, IFOAM EU
Closure of conference – IFOAM EU President

12.45

End of the European Organic Congress and Lunch

13.00

Congress excursion

13.30

End of the excursion

19.00

 

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