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BioSummit – conference

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

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 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

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 was 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 included a discussion with an “Organic is no Luxury” motto, presenting several successful and practical projects.

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

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 organic 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 Company. 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).

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.

You can find more information at www.biosummit.eu