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BIOSUMMIT CONFERENCE 2016
November 14 -15, 2016
Ministry of Agriculture, Prague
number of participants: 345

Biosummit is a prestigious conference where everyone involved in organic farming and organic food sales, both from CZ and abroad, can meet in discussion. The aim of the Conference is to link the key personalities among farmers, politicians, businesspeople and agricultural interest groups and professional organizations of researchers, media representatives and the public.

Main topics:

Central European Cooperation in Organic Agriculture

Can we take advantage of the potential offered by Organic Agriculture to protect soil, water and shaping the landscape? Is Organic Agriculture able to produce enough food? What is its role and offer to addressing the current issues of European agriculture?

Program:

New challenges of OA
Main barriers and opportunities for development of OA
Cooperation in research and consulting
Good practice examples
Organic farming and its production potential

Speakers:

Beate Huber (Deputy Director of FiBL, CH), Jan Plagge (president of Bioland and vicepresident IFOAM EU Group, DE), Marco Schlüter (expert in OA and former director fo IFOAM EU Group, DE),  Merit Mikk (EOFF, EE), Daniel Jurečka (director of ÚKZÚZ, CZ), Oleksander Yushchenko (owner of Galeks Agro, UA),  Jan Gallas (Head of Departement EEA of Ministry of Agriculture of CR, CZ), Andreas Kranzler (director of FiBL Austria, AT), Bożena Maziarska (Deputy Director of DODR Wroclaw, PL), Urszula Bogusiewicz (DODR Wrocław, PL), Dominika Jankowska (DODR Wrocław, PL), Toralf Richter (Departement of international cooperation, FiBL, CH), Zdeněk Perlinger (chairman PRO BIO Association, CZ), Kateřina Urbánková (manager of PRO BIO Association, CZ), Hana Šejnohová (IAEI, CZ), Josef Hanibal (deputy director IAEI, CZ), Vladimír Kostlivý (IAEI, CZ), Tomáš Zídek (Organic Farm Skřeněř, CZ), Dora Drexler (ÖMKi, HU), Thomas Rech (The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, AT), Andrea Hrabalová (CTPOA, CZ), Jiří Urban (ÚKZÚZ, CZ), Klaus Wiesinger (LfL Bavaria, DE), Peer Urbatzka (LfL Bavaria, DE), Magdalena Lacko-Bartošová (SPU Nitra, SK), Miloš Pátek (the České mléko cooperative, CZ), Radovan Barbořík (Javorník-CZ, Ltd., CZ), Stanislav Šindler (Javorník-CZ, Ltd., CZ), Přemysl Čech (Family Farm in Jeseniky Mountains, CZ), etc.

Organizing Committee:  
Jiří Urban, Andrea Hrabalová, Ctirad Hemelík, Gabriela Kolářová

Event is being held under the patronage of Minister of Agriculture – Marian Jurečka

Organizers and partners:
Felicius o.p.s., MZe, ÚKZÚZ, ČTPEZ, PRO-BIO Svaz EZ, Bioinstitut, ČTPEZ, IFOAM EU Group, ÖMKI, FiBL, FiBL Austria, LFL Bayern, Dolnośląski Ośrodek Doradztwa Rolniczego we Wrocławiu, Bioland Bayern, Biofarma Skřeněř, PRO-BIO, obchodní společnost s r. o., Fresh&Tasty, Ekofarma Olešná

For more information visit www.biosummit.eu

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BIOSUMMIT CONFERENCE 2015
September 2-3, 2015
Ministry of Agriculture, Prague
number of participants: 247

A traditional meeting of the main participants in organic farming in the Czech Republic with politicians and the media

Biosummit is a prestigious conference where everyone involved in organic farming and organic food sales, both in CZ and abroad, can meet in discussion. The aim of the Conference is to link the key personalities among politicians, businesspeople and agricultural interest groups and highlight the role that should be played by the field of organic farming and organic food production within the new Common Agricultural Policy. All participants should focus on issues relating to the quality of organic products, the significance of organic farming for rural development and protection of the environment, and the role of organic farming in the new EU Common Agricultural Policy. Discussion will also focus on the issues of food quality, food security, relationship to the environment, or the issue of subsidizing organic farmers. BIOSUMMIT will be the main Prague part of “Organic Food Month”, held by the MoA.

Conference topics:      

How does organic farming contribute to protection of soil?
Organic is no Luxury, Organic is a Chance, Organic is Normal…

The main topic of Biosummit 2015 will be Soil as the Basis for Human Nutrition with an emphasis on the fact that organic farming provides a practical and sustainable solution to numerous problems relating to soil degradation. The second part of the Conference will include a discussion with an “Organic is no Luxury” motto, presenting several successful and practical projects.

The Conference will be international, held in Czech and English with interpretation. The Conference has been planned as a two-day event; on the first day foreign and Czech specialists will present the main contributions, while the second day will be devoted to workgroups and discussion panels.

Organizers: Felicius o.p.s. and the Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture
Professional partners: Bioinstitut, ÚKZÚZ (Czech Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture, FiBL, PRO-BIO Association, IFOAM EU Group (under negotiation)
Patronage: Marian Jurečka – The Czech Minister of  Agriculture, Ladislav Miko – Director of DG SANCO EK (under negotiation)
Preparation Committee:  Ctirad Hemelík, Jiří Urban, Jan Valeška, Martin Hutař, Zdeněk Perlinger, Pavlína Samsonová, Kateřina Čapounová, Jan Gallas, Tereza Musilová

For more information visit www.biosummit.eu

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BIOSUMMIT 2011
November 15, 2011
Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Prague
number of participants: 162

Biosummit (Organic Summit) 2011, which has taken place in prestige premises of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, followed the Conference on Organic Agriculture (see hereafter below). The conference offered an exchange of experiences and opinions among key persons including politicians, businessmen, agricultural and non-profit organizations, and opened questions of the quality of organic products, the importance of organic farming for the development of rural areas and, the role of organic farming in new Common EU Agricultural Policy. Besides this discussion, speakers focused on disproval of myths and inaccuracies appearing in media in connection with organic farming.

Main speakers included the Vice Chair of The Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic Mrs. Vlasta Parkanová, Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic Mr. Petr Bendl, Deputy Minister of Environment Mr. Tomáš Tesař, and further Mr. Bořivoj Šarapatka (Czech Parliamentary Sub-committee for the protection of nature and landscape), Carlo Leifert (University of Newcastle), Karin Stein-Bachinger (ZALF Germany), Jiří Urban (ÚKZÚZ, ČTPEZ), Jana Hajšlová (ICT Prague),  Ctirad Hemelík (Felicius company); professional organizations have been represented by Zdeněk Perlinger (PRO-BIO organic farmers association), Miroslav Toman (Federation of the Food and Drink Industries of the Czech Republic), Martin Fantyš (the Agrarian Chamber ČR); the invitation has been accepted also by managers of successful organic food producers – Stefan Hipp on behalf of the producer of child bio-food and Johannes Gutmann on behalf of the producer of bio-products Sonnentor.

Organizers of the Biosummit 2011 included entities, particularly, as follows: Czech Parliamentary Sub-committee for the protection of nature and landscape, Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture, and Felicius Media. Professional partners of the conference were entities, as follows: Bio Institute, European Technology Platform for Organic agriculture – TTP Organics, IFOAM Group, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic, Federation of the Food and Drink Industries of the Czech Republic, PRO BIO organic farmers association. Cooperating institutions included entities, as follows:  Bioforsk, Bioinstitut CZ, Bio Forschung Austria, FiBL International, ICT Prague, ISOFAR, ZALF Münchenberg DE. Partners of the conference included, as follows: Hipp Group, Sonnentor, ProfiPress, Project “Organic Food for Schools” (Bio-schools).

The event was organized under the auspices of the Chair of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Mrs. Miroslava Němcová, Minister of Agriculture Mr. Petr Bendl, and the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic.

All together 162 participants from nine countries (CZ, PL, UKR, HU, RU, GB, AT, ALB, GER) registered in the Biosummit. The biggest group of researchers (almost 30 persons) arrived from Poland thanks to the Center Doradztwa Rolniczego w Brwinowie, which organized a group tour supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of Poland. Passive auditorium included not only representatives of professional organizations and research institutes and universities, but also participants from companies, businesses and state administration.

3. SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

The two-day 3rd International Scientific Conference on Organic Farming that has taken place on 14 – 15 November, 2011 in the premises of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, was focused on the presentation of current knowledge of the science and research in the field of organic farming in the region of Center and Eastern Europe. The conference was organized by Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture in cooperation with our company Felicius under professional auspices of IFOAM EU Group on the ground of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Professional partners of the conference included entities, as follows: Bio-Institute, European Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture – TP Organics, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic; cooperating partners included entities, as follows: Bioforsk, Bio-Institute CZ, Bio Forschung Austria, FiBL International, ICT Prague, ISOFAR, Leibniz – ZALF Münchenberg DE, Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic, Federation of the Food and Drink Industries of the Czech republic, PRO BIO organic farmers association; partners of the conference were entities, as follows: Hipp Group, Sonnentor, ProfiPress, Project “Organic Food for Schools” (Bio-schools).

The event was organized under the auspices of the Minister of Agriculture Mr. Petr Bendl, and the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic.

Scientific Committee
Organization Committee
Chairman:
Prof. Dr. Ing. Bořivoj Šarapatka, CSc.
Chairman:
Ctirad Hemelík
Members:
Dr. Karin Stein – Bachinger
Ing. Jana Hajšlová, CSc.
Dr. Bernhard Kromp
Doc. Ing. Miloš Michlovský, DrSc.
Dipl. Ing. Agr. ETH Otto Schmid
Atle Wibe Ph.D.
Members:
Ing. Perla Kuchtová Ph.D.
Mgr. Pavlína Samsonová
Ing. Zdeněk Stehno, CSc.
Ing. Jiří Urban
Gabriela Kolářová

All together 146 persons registered to the conference including 35 requests with active appearances. Out of the 35, consultants recommended 25 contributions for presentation. Other eight speakers were invited to participate directly by organizers. Presentations included 17 speakers from the Czech Republic, 4 from Poland, 2 from Ukraine and, 1 from Hungary and Romania.

Out of totally 146 registered persons, more than 110 participants from 9 countries (CZ, PL, UKR, HU, RU, GB, AT, ALB, GER) finally arrived. The biggest group of researchers (almost 30 persons) arrived from Poland thanks to the Center Doradztwa Rolniczego w Brwinowie, which organized a group tour supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of Poland. Passive auditorium included not only representatives of professional organizations and research institutes and universities, but also participants from companies, businesses and state administration.

The conference was opened by key-note speakers, namely: Bořivoj ŠarapatkaJiří BalíkJiří PetrJan Gallas, Carlo Leifert, Jiří Urban, Petr Dvořák, Josef Škeřík a Jana Hajšlová

Consequently, authors have presented their scientific papers, as follows:

Charles University: Zvěřinová, I., Urban, J., Ščasný, M.: Why Czech consumers buy organic food?; Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – NRI, Poland:  Źekało, M.: Cost competitiveness of selected agricultural products on conventional and ecological farms in Poland; Palacký University Olomouc:  Šarapatka, B., Čížková, S.: Influence of various grass associations in organic farming to selected characteristics of soil with emphases to carbon.

20 authorial teams from 12 professional institutions presented themselves in poster section.

The Conference introduced new researches in the field of organic farming, presented by 25 selected speakers and 8 invited speakers of participants from 7 countries. The Biosummit provided space for discussions as well as for disputations of people from intended target groups, particularly scientists, politicians, traders and professional public. Thanks to this successful event, the importance of mutual cooperation and communication in common European policy during the support of organic farming and production of organic food was pointed out.

ACCOMPANYING EVENTS

Press conference (November 15, 2011, The Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic)
Press Conference was visited by persons, namely, as follows: Johannes Gutmann, Bořivoj Šarapatka, Carlo Leifert, Karin Stein-Bachinger, Jana Hajšlová, Ctirad Hemelík, Jan Gallas, Martin Fantyš, Kateřina Nesrstová, Eugenie Linková

Guided walks throughout Prague
Guided walks throughout Prague were organized for those, who were interested in, on Monday.

Ceremonial closing of the conference
Ceremonial evening took place in ´Malostranská beseda House´ on Tuesday evening.

Awarding of the best organic food shop by ´PRO-BIO´, the organic farmers association
PRO-BIO, the organic farmers association, announced the winner of its competition for the best organic food shop of the year within the ceremonial closing. Let us congratulate to the Natural Center Shop in Jihlava.