The Biodynamic Federation Demeter International is the only agricultural association that has built up a network of individual certification bodies for biodynamic farmers worldwide. Today, we are a global community of farmers, winemakers, gardeners, beekeepers, researchers, advisors, trainers, certifiers, processors and traders to name a few.
We are the holding organisation for Biodynamics
Biodynamics is the most sustainable form of agriculture
Biodynamics is a form of sustainable, wholesome agriculture, based on the agricultural course given by Rudolph Steiner in 1924.
Today, Demeter farmers are working on more than 200.000 ha, in 57 countries. You can find Demeter certified products in many countries, mostly in natural health food stores, farmer’s markets and farm shops as well as in supermarkets. Certified products are marked with the Demeter trademark, which represents the high quality standards. More
We are a diverse community
Demeter licensees can be found in all corners of the globe, using the biodynamic methods successfully on all continents, across the full gamut of climatic conditions. Whether bananas from the Dominican Republic, tea plantations in India, medicinal herbs in Egypt or the production of meat and wool in New Zealand – everywhere biodynamic production can be found it is adapted to local conditions.
We are a Federation with world-wide members
Demeter-International and the International Biodynamic Association (IBDA) joined forces in February 2020, at the annual conference of the Agricultural Section at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, to form the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International. This new international umbrella organisation unites all Biodynamic and Demeter organisations worldwide.
In the future, all biodynamic and Demeter organisations will work together to advise, decide and develop services for the international community spanning the fields of education, consultancy, research, certification, market development, marketing and political lobbying. The formation of the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International will support and develop the biodynamic movement and aim to take it from strength to strength. More
Demeter is the brand for certified products from biodynamic farming
Demeter is no ordinary brand. It is a brand owned by our movement, with the interest and inspiration of biodynamics at its heart, not a multinational looking after the interests of its shareholders. More