18th IFOAM Organiz World Congress
18th IFOAM ORGANIC WORLD CONGRESS
ICC, 13-15 October 2014, İstanbul
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CONGRESS TRACKS


 

The OWC 2014 will involve a total of three tracks: Main Track, Scientific Track, and Practitioners' Track, each exploring the global organic industry from numerous perspectives. In addition, a series of workshops will also be held highlighting the contributions various initiatives are making to the organic world.


Main Track
Scientific Track
Practitioners' Track
Workshops

MAIN TRACK


 

Main track will examine issues, both current and future, impacting on the global organic world.


The Main Tracks are two parallel sessions during the OWC breakout sessions, which are leading a discussion on the future direction of the global organic world. Each session has a short theme description and leading questions to guide discussion.

Please click on each session for more detailed information.


Sessions (Last updated: 17.09.2014)


 
  Session Main Track A:
Organic Vision Building
Common development of the future values, principles and positions for concerted action
Main Track B:
Growing the Organic World
Development of common guidance for the decentralized building of the Organic future
13 October 2013 Monday 1 Opening Plenary
09:00 - 11:00
Setting the Scene
2 Achievements
11:30 - 13:00
Organic Visions and Trends
Sustainability of Organic Agriculture: achievements and shortcomings
(Fish bowl)
Local Sector Development
Developing national Organic sectors: the key lessons
(Panel discussion)
  Moderator/Rapporteur: Eva Torremocha/Konrad Hauptfleisch Moderator/Rapporteur: Matthew Holmes/Patricia Flores
 
  • Nadia El-Hage Scialabba, FAO, Italy
  • Elizabeth Henderson, Northeast Organic Farming Association, USA
  • Beate Huber, FiBL, Germany
  • Mathew John, IFOAM WB & Keystone Foundation, India
  • Urs Niggli, FiBL, Switzerland
  • Allan Savory, Savory Institute, Zimbabwe
  • Saparbek Alymkulov, Bioservice, Kyrgyzstan
  • Daniel Bärtischi, Biosuisse, Switzerland
  • Bo van Elzakker, Louis Bolk Institute, The Netherlands
  • Joelle Katto-Andrighetto, IFOAM, France
  • Roberto Ugas, IFOAM WB & Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru
3 Issues 1
14:30 - 16:00
Food Security
Organic Agriculture can nourish the world: Eco-intensification and productivity development
(Fish bowl)
Organics Beyond Food
Textiles, body care products, amenity horticulture and energy production
(Panel discussion)
  Moderator/Rapporteur: Mathew John/Thomas Cierpka Moderator/Rapporteur: Manjo Smith/David Gould
 
  • Irene Kadzere, FiBL, Switzerland
  • Andre Leu, IFOAM WB, Australia
  • Theresa Marquez, Organic Valley, USA
  • Urs Niggli, FiBL, Switzerland
  • Rita Schwentesius-Rindermann, University of Chapingo, Mexico
  • Andrea Bischof, Helvetas, Switzerland
  • Francis Blake, Soil Association, UK
  • Jaclyn Bowen, Quality Assurance International, USA
  • Simon Ferrigno, Freelance Consultant, UK
  • Liu Qing Dong, China Organic Food Limited, China
  • Liesl Truscott, Textile Exchange, UK/USA
  • Marci Zaroff, Marci Zaroff Sustainable Brands, USA
4 Issues 2
16:30 - 18:00
Social and Environmental Challenges
Climate change, loss of (bio)diversity, natural resource depletion, social marginalization etc: Our adaptation and mitigation contribution
(Fish bowl)
Market Advancement
Acceleration of developments for tomorrow's organic markets
(Panel discussion)
  Moderator/Rapporteur: Eva Torremocha/Konrad Hauptfleisch Moderator/Rapporteur: Frank Eyhorn/Patricia Flores
 
  • James Benjamin Cole, IFOAM WB & Eloc Farms, Uganda
  • Andreas Gattinger, FiBL, Switzerland
  • Bernd Horneburg, George August University, Germany
  • Andre Leu, IFOAM WB, Australia
  • Cecilia Sundberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Thomas Bernet, FiBL, Switzerland
  • Volkert Engelsman, IFOAM WB & Eosta, The Netherlands
  • Atila Ertem, ETO, Turkey
  • Matthew Holmes, IFOAM WB & OTA Canada, Canada
  • Manoj Kumar Menon, ICCOA, India
14 October 2013 Tuesday 5 Mid-Conference Plenary
09:00 - 11:00
Outside views of great thinkers
6 Issues 3
11:30 - 13:00
Organic Agriculture for Development
Potentials and challenges for improving rural livelihoods
(Fish bowl)
Environments Conducive to Organic Expansion
Policies and joint activities
(Panel discussion)
  Moderator/Rapporteur: Mathew John/Thomas Cierpka Moderator/Rapporteur: Manjo Smith/David Gould
 
  • Mohammad Al-Oun, Jordan National Centre for Research and Development, Jordan
  • Willy Douma, Hivos International, The Netherlands
  • Mehmet Ozokumusoglu, Dogan Organic, Turkey
  • Bhola Shrestha, Helvetas Nepal, Nepal
  • Melody Meyer, United Natural Foods, USA
  • Balasubramanian A.V, CIKS, India
  • Ulrich Hoffmann, UNCTAD
  • Matthew Holmes, IFOAM WB & OTA Canada, Canada
  • J.P Saini, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India
  • Marco Schlüter, IFOAM EU Group, Belgium
7 Issues 4
14:30 - 16:00
Smallholders
The future of family farming amidst changing structures in the agricultural sector
(Panel discussion)
Re-thinking Organic Certification
Must Organic certification fundamentally change for an Organic world?
(Fish bowl)
  Moderator/Rapporteur: Eva Moderator/Rapporteur: Eva
 
  • Elisabeth Atangana, CNOP-CAM & PROPAC, Cameroon
  • Cristina Grandi, IFOAM Rome Office, Italy
  • Paulo Petersen, AS-PTA, Brazil
  • Anton Pinschof, FNAB, France
  • Edith van Walsum, ILEIA, The Netherlands
  • David Gould, IFOAM, USA
  • Gerald A Herrmann, Organic Services, Germany
  • Laura Montenegro, Argencert, Argentina
  • Hanspeter Schmidt, Hpslex, Germany
  • Gabriela Soto, IFOAM WB & CATIE, Costa Rica
  • Leslie Zuck, Pennsylvania Certified Organic, USA
8 Strategy Building 1
16:30 - 18:00
Institution Building
Organic Agriculture in the landscape of sustainability initiatives
(Panel discussion)
Regional Priorities
Regional strategy implementation, global collaboration
(Fish bowl)
  Moderator/Rapporteur: Eva Torremocha/Konrad Hauptfleisch Moderator/Rapporteur: Matthew Holmes/Patricia Flores
 
  • Diane Bowen, IFOAM, USA
  • Lara Koritzke, ISEAL Alliance, UK
  • Andrew Lawson, University of New England, Australia
  • Cecilia Sundberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, Friends in Village Development Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • Julia Lernoud, El Rincón Orgánico, Argentina
  • Karen Mapusua, POETCom, Fiji
  • Eva Torremocha, IFOAM WB & Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica, Spain
15 October 2013 Wednesday 9 Strategy Building 2
09:30 - 11:00
Innovations
A call for innovations that change the (organic) world
(Fish bowl)
Making Organic Mean Sustainable
Bringing the Principles of Organic Agriculture fully into practice can make organic the mainstream approach to sustainability
(Panel discussion)
  Moderator/Rapporteur: Mathew John/Thomas Cierpka Moderator/Rapporteur: Manjo Smith/David Gould
 
  • Mustafa Akyüz, ETKO, Turkey
  • Véronique Chable, INRA, France
  • Kellee James, Mercaris, USA
  • Urs Niggli, FiBL, Switzerland
  • Vanaja Ramprasad, Green Foundation, India
  • Katherine DiMatteo, Sustainable Food Trade Association, USA
  • David Gould, IFOAM, USA
  • Niels Halberg, ICROFS, Denmark
  • Vijayalakshmi K., CIKS, India
  • Louise Luttikholt, Helvetas, Germany
10 Action Plan to 2017
11:30 - 13:00
The Roadmap to Sustainability
The Organic World 2017 and 2020: What changes do we want to see at the next OWCs?
(Panel discussion)
Mainstreaming Organic Agriculture
The Organic Sector in 2017 and 2020, and how to get there
(Fish bowl)
  Moderator/Rapporteur: Eva Torremocha/Konrad Hauptfleisch Moderator/Rapporteur: Matthew Holmes/Patricia Flores
 
  • Katherine DiMatteo, Sustainable Food Trade Association, USA
  • George Siemon, Organic Valley, USA
  • Sümer Hasimoglu, Eastern Anatolian Agricultural and Livestock Production Association, Turkey
  • Gunnar Rundgren, Grolink, Sweden
  • Christopher Stopes, IFOAM EU Group, UK
  • Roberto Ugas, IFOAM WB & Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru
  • Laura Batcha, OTA, USA
  • Volkert Engelsman, IFOAM WB & Eosta, The Netherlands
  • Udo Funke, Biofach, Germany
  • Manjo Smith, IFOAM WB & Namibian Organic Association, Namibia
11 Closing Plenary
14:30 - 16:00
Conclusions
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