Jan Plagge

President, IFOAM EU

Jan Plagge is the President of the IFOAM EU Group, having been elected in May 2018. Previously, he was the organisation’s Vice President. He is also Chair of the IFOAM EU Farmers Group and President of the organic farmers association Bioland representing about 6000 farmers and 100 market partners in Germany and South Tirol, Italy. At European level, Jan is a member of the IFOAM EU Group Board and IFOAM EU’s Farmers Group. With involvement in the organic sector for a number of decades Jan converted his own horticultural farm to organic in 1992 and was a consultant for organic agriculture and horticulture for 15 years and later head of the nationwide organic advisory network of Bioland.