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ABOUT

BIOSUMMIT CONFERENCE 2016

 

November 14 –15, 2016, Prague
Prague, Ministry of Agriculture, Conference room

 

Organic Agriculture – the Potential and Challenge for the Future

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:

  • 1
    New challenges of OA
  • 2
    Main barriers and opportunities for development of OA
  • 3
    Cooperation in research and consulting
  • 4
    Good practice examples
  • 5
    Organic farming and its production potential

Speakers will present new information and experiences with the functioning of organic farming in various countries and further specific examples of regional projects of OA, successful projects in practice and information about regional and cross-border cooperation. Another theme will be research into organic farming in Central and Eastern
Europe. Main goal of the Biosummit conference is to provide to the public either personally or through the media the new developments in the organic farming in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Invited 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

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ministry of Agriculture, conference room 400, 4th floor

Official conference languages: Czech and English with simultaneous translation.

9:20 - 10:00

Registration and small refreshment

10:00 - 11:40

Opening Block - New challenges in organic agriculture (OA)

10:00 - 10:20

Conference Opening
Pavel Sekáč
 (Ministry of agriculture - Deputy Minister for EU Common Agricultural and Fishing Policies, CZ)

 

10:20 - 11:00

With organic agriculture towards a truly sustainable local and global food security
Beate Huber (Deputy Director of FiBL, CH)

11:00 - 11:40

The future of organic in Europe - opportunities, risks, challenges
Jan Plagge (president Bioland and vice-president IFOAM EU Group, DE)

11:40 - 12:30

Main barriers and opportunities for development of OA

11:40 - 12:10

Barriers and opportunities for development of OA in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
Marco Schlüter (OA expert  and former director IFOAM EU Group, DE)

12:10 - 12:30

Barriers and opportunities for development of OA in the Czech Republic
Jan Gallas (Head of Environmental and organic agriculture department, MoA, CZ)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:30

Moderated discussion - Role and development of OA

13:30 - 14:30
presentations

14:30 - 15:30
discussion

Moderator: Marco Schlüter

Dora Drexler, ÖMKI, HU
Thomas Rech, BMLFUW, AT
Merit Mikk, EOFF, EE
Bożena Maziarska, DODR Wroclaw, PL
Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová, SPU Nitra, SK
Andrea Hrabalová, CTPOA, CZ
Klaus Wiesinger, LfL Bavaria, DE

15:30 - 15:50

Coffee break

15:50 - 16:50

Good practice examples

15:50 - 16:50

Three specific projects - business plans

Experiences with sales and growing organic vegetables in the transitional period
Tomáš Zídek, Organic Farm Skřeněř

It's worth to associate
Miloš Pátek, the České mléko cooperative

Small miracle from the White Carpathians
Radovan Barbořík, Stanislav Šindler, Javornik-CZ Ltd.

16:50 - 17:00

Summary of the first day
Jiří Urban

Monday, November 14, 2016 - Social Event

Social evening will take place from 19 pm in the City of Prague Museum, Na Poříčí 52/1554, Prague 8.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ministry of Agriculture, conference room 400, 4th floor

Official conference languages: Czech and English with simultaneous translation.

8:20 - 9:00

Registration and small refreshment

09:00 - 11:05

Organic farming and its production potential

09:00 - 09:10

Opening of the second conference day 

Jiří Bakalík (State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, CZ)

09:10 - 09:25

ÚKZÚZ activity in relation to the OA  
Daniel Jurečka (ÚKZÚZ, CZ)

09:25 - 10:15

Production potential OA - an example from Galeks Agro, Ukraine
Oleksander Yushchenko (Galeks Agro, UA)

10:15 - 10:45

Production potential OA - an example from Bavaria
Klaus Wiesinger (LfL Bavaria, DE)
Peer Urbatzka
 (LfL Bavaria, DE)

10:45 - 11:05

Production potential of OA in the Czech Republic
Přemysl Čech (Biofarm Čechovi, CZ)

11:05 - 11:20

Coffee break

11:20 - 12:40

Cooperation in research and consulting

11:20 - 11:40

Bionet - organic farmers, consultancy and applied research
Andreas Kranzler (director FiBL AT)

11:40 - 12:00

Organization of consulting services for OA in Poland
Bożena Maziarska (vice-director of DODR Wrocław, PL)
Urszula Bogusiewicz (DODR Wrocław, PL)
Dominika Jankowska (DODR Wrocław, PL)

12:00 - 12:20

Consultancy in the OA in Ukraine
Toralf Richter (FiBL - department of international  cooperation, CH)

12:20 - 12:40

Discussion

12:40 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:30

Condition of OA sector in 2016 and the challenges to 2020

13:30 - 14:00 

Condition of OA sector in 2016 and the challenges to 2020
Zdeněk Perlinger (chairman PRO BIO Association, CZ)
Kateřina Urbánková (manager PRO BIO Association, CZ)

14:00 - 14:20

Development of organic farms production over the last ten years
Hana Šejnohová (IAEI, CZ)

14:20 - 14:40

Economy of Czech organic farms and comparison with neighboring countries
Josef Hanibal (FADN department, IAEI, CZ)
Vladimír Kostlivý
 (FADN department, IAEI, CZ)

14:40 - 15:30

Final discussion and conclusion Biosummit 2016
Jiří Urban (ÚKZÚZ, director of Department of Crop Production, CZ)

SPEAKERS

Urszula Bogusiewicz

Urszula Bogusiewicz

DODR Wrocław, PL
Dora Drexler

Dora Drexler

Managing Director of ÖMKi, HU
Beate Huber

Beate Huber

Deputy Director of FiBL, CH
Dominika Jankowska

Dominika Jankowska

DODR Wrocław, PL
Andreas Kranzler

Andreas Kranzler

Director of FiBL AT
Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová

Magdaléna Lacko-Bartošová

SPU Nitra, SK
Bożena Maziarska

Bożena Maziarska

Deputy Director of DODR Wroclaw, PL
Merit Mikk

Merit Mikk

Estonian Organic Farming Foundation, EE
Jan Plagge

Jan Plagge

Bioland president; Vice President of IFOAM EU Group, DE
Thomas Rech

Thomas Rech

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, AT
Toralf Richter

Toralf Richter

Department of International Cooperation, FiBL, CH
Marco Schlüter

Marco Schlüter

OA expert and former director fo IFOAM EU Group, DE
Klaus Wiesinger

Klaus Wiesinger

The Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL), DE
Oleksander Yushchenko

Oleksander Yushchenko

CEO, Galeks Agro, UA
Jiří Bakalík

Jiří Bakalík

State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, CZ
Radovan Barbořík

Radovan Barbořík

Javorník-CZ s.r.o., CZ
Přemysl Čech

Přemysl Čech

Rodinná farma v Jeseníkách, CZ
Jan Gallas

Jan Gallas

Ministry of Agriculture - Director of Department of Environmental and ecological agriculture, CZ
Josef Hanibal

Josef Hanibal

IAEI Deputy Director, CZ
Andrea Hrabalová

Andrea Hrabalová

consultant CTPOA, CZ
Daniel Jurečka

Daniel Jurečka

Director of ÚKZÚZ, CZ
Vladimír Kostlivý

Vladimír Kostlivý

IAEI, Department of analysis, communication and provision of data FADN, CZ
Miloš Pátek

Miloš Pátek

družstvo České biomléko, CZ
Zdeněk Perlinger

Zdeněk Perlinger

President of PRO-BIO Association of organic farming, CZ
Pavel Sekáč

Pavel Sekáč

Ministry of agriculture - Deputy Minister for EU Common Agricultural and Fishing Policies, CZ
Hana Šejnohová

Hana Šejnohová

IAEI, head of Department of Agri-environmental Policy, CZ
Stanislav Šindler

Stanislav Šindler

Javorník-CZ s.r.o., CZ
Jiří Urban

Jiří Urban

Director of Department of Crop Production, ÚKZÚZ, CZ
Kateřina Urbánková

Kateřina Urbánková

Manager of PRO-BIO Association of organic farming, CZ
Tomáš Zídek

Tomáš Zídek

Ekofarma Skřeneř, CZ

REGISTRATION

Registration has been closed because of the full capacity of the hall.

Types of admission fee:

1-day: only Monday 14/11/2016

1-day: only Tuesday 15/11/2016

2-day: both days 14 - 15/11/2016

500 CZK/19 EUR

500 CZK/19 EUR

700 CZK/26 EUR

VENUE

Ministry of Agriculture
Těšnov 65/17
110 00 Praha 1

Conference room 400, 4th floor

PATRONAGE

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

PARTNERS

CONTACT

Organizer: Felicius, o.p.s.

Residency: Na louce 453/16, 109 00 Praha 10
Office: Areál Výstaviště 67, 170 00 Praha 7

IN: 24852953
The company is registered with Prague Municipal Court under number O 1043

T: +420 222 311 108
E: info@felicius.cz
www.biosummit.eu

Gabriela Kolářová – General Manager
E: gabriela@felicius.cz
T: +420 606 666 214

Ctirad Hemelík – Founder
E: ctirad@felicius.cz