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We certify natural and organic cosmetics, as well as detergents and Nature Care Products all around the world according to NATRUE, NSF 305, DEMETER, Naturland, ICADA, NCS and NCPS Standards. We also certify the "certified sustainable economics" standard (CSE) for the sustainability of a whole operation.
Ecoland is an association of farmers and processors based in the south of Germany. The Ecoland Standard is used for operators in the Region Hohenlohe, but also for project work in third countries.
Our organisation is an an ethical public limited company, founded by interdiciplinary experts who deeply believe, that health in a holistic meaning as an 'art of life' is a key value. The integration of organic, sustainable values with economic and healthy principles under the seal and label ECOWELLNESS is one of the most important business units of our organisation. We want to build an international network of farmers, producers and distributors who work together under this 'life sience label'.
EkoConnect was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organisation. The office is situated in Dresden, very close to many Eastern European partners. The organisation EkoConnect stands for knowledge transfer, the dialogue between people who support organic farming. EkoConnect is indeed connecting organic agricultural organisations and people. Through the creation of a central information pool EkoConnect takes the role of bundling and answering upcoming questions from many players in East and West reg...
The Entwicklungsbüro für Ökologischen Landbau Lindenberg's activities include consulting, teaching und training, research and agriculture.
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The Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences is a part of the University of Kassel in Germany that has been teaching and conducting research on Organic Agriculture since 1995. Our aim is the preservation and improvement of nutritional resources and livelihoods in general. Taking into account these priorities, research and teaching are based on the precautionary principle in terms of contents and methods. More than 1200 students are enrolled in the following programs: Bachelor and Master “Ökol...
Fairtrade is an internationally recognised, multi-stakeholder, non-profit organization, focusing on the empowerment of people in developing countries through trade. Fairtrade's mission is to connect disadvantaged producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives. Fairtrade International provides the leadership, tools and services to inspire and empower more people to achieve Fair...
FÖKO (Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau e.V.) is an association of about 200 organic fruit growers in Germany. We organize scientific studies on organic fruit growing and host conferences, meetings and annual basic courses on organic fruit farming. FÖKO is publisher of the periodical "Öko-Obstbau". We support close cooperation and networking between fruit farmers, consultants and scientists.
FiBL Deutschland e.V. provides scientific services to organic agriculture, especially at the interface between research and agricultural practice. From this mandate it derives the four pillars of its work for organic agriculture and the organic food industry. These pillars are knowledge transfer, drawing up concepts to strengthen organic agriculture, scientific support for stakeholders in the field and the promotion of stakeholdernetworks.
FRUXOTIC IC offers specialised services and advice along the entire trade value chain of organic fruits, wild fruits and vegetables to producers, processors, traders, consumers and project developers which includes qualitative improvement of the products taking into account environmental, social and economic aspects; in particular the complementary topics bioenergy and food security, emission reduction and climate protection, fair trade, and sustainable environment sanitation.
Out of an environmental movement Gäa e.V., association of organic farming, was founded in Dresden in 1988. Gäa became the first East German organic farmers organization. The main objective is to provide information and guidance to farmers, gardeners and processors for the conversion process to organic principles. Lobbying and capacity-building in the field of the organic sector are its main objectivs. Gäa has developed own standards and started inspection and certification activities in 1991....
The BTQ conducts on-farm research in questions of holistic ecophysiology. This means that weeds and other culture-accompanying plants as well as insects depend on inner soil processes which can be influenced so that weed or insect regulation is not necessary. The year program includes field days, seminars and lectures on these topics.
GfRS has been a leading certification body for organic production since 1991. Our innovative team comprises 28 staff members and 50 inspectors, who hold different qualifications. It is our conviction that we dedicate our work to the field of organic certification and other reliable sustainability standards. We stand for transparency and credibility. Our highly motivated team engages in the improvement of the quality assurance for agriculture products and food. The effective implementation of...
We develop and operate the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS is recognized as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria and independent third party certification.
Hanspeter Schmidt, Attorney-at-law, Freiburg (Germany), EU Organic Certification Law & Organic Commercial Transactions
Hanspeter Schmidt studied at the University of Freiburg and the University of Georgia, Athens, School of Law. After judical clerkships he entered private practice. Since 1992 he focused on providing for legal councel to companies and associations working in organic agriculture and with organic products. Some clients are producers and processors, some are certifiers and many farmers. Some are governments or public authorities. He works for clients from Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia.
As an agricultural extension and consulting company IAK has been advising conventional farms on their transition to organic agriculture as well offering specific expertise on organic production techniques, processing and marketing for the last 15 years. IAK works both in Germany and internationally. In donor funded projects in international cooperation IAK has also been offering training on organic farming as well as supporting the development of national organic regulations and standards.
The focus of the BIO initiative is to create standards and quality assurance programs for biological production in the plant and animal field, thus offering a simple, transparent and easy-to-understand assessment of products. In the end, however, it is also a prerequisite for how much animal protection has been taken into account during the production of a product. As a result, higher standards and more animal welfare justify better positioning for the producers and competitors.