International Green Week

Sustainable services of biodynamic farming

The International Green Week Berlin (IGW) is one of the most traditional trade fairs nationwide for food, agriculture and horticulture, and one of the best-known events in Germany. Taking place in Berlin from January 19 to 28, exhibitors from all over the world present an extensive range of products. This year the IGW will give current social issues such as climate protection, circular economy, resource conservation and sustainable land use a stage.

The Biodynamic Federation Demeter International is present at the IGW alongside Demeter Germany is present in Hall 27 (booth 311) with the other German organic associations (Bioland, Naturland) under the umbrella of the BÖLW (Alliance for the organic food industry) with the slogan ‘Together for the best organic‘ (‘Gemeinsam für bestes Bio’). The Ökologische Tierzucht (Association for Organic Livestock Farming) and the Regionalwert AG will also be present at the booth.

Together with the Regionalwert AG we look into all the sustainable services biodynamic farming provides. Through their sustainability measuring tool – the ‘regional value performance calculator’ (‘Regionalwert-Leistungsrechnung’)-, the RegionalWert AG gives sustainability a monetary value. The tool is based on 300 sustainable performance indicators.

Our presence at the event will be an opportunity to present the results from the added value of the German performance calculator and of the ‘international performance calculator project’ carried out together with the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International showing the benefits biodynamic farming provides for society. So far the project was carried out on Demeter farms in Latin America, Spain, and Egypt.

The IGW will also kick off the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) from January 18 to 21. The 2023 GFFA will address the issue “Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises”. The international community must urgently develop and implement solutions to realise the right to adequate food. The only expedient solutions are those that address food security, the climate catastrophe, and the extinction of species alike.

Christian Hiss (left), CEO of the RegionalWert AG, and Felix Hübner (middle), Raw Material Specialist at the Biodynamic Federation, presenting the performance calculator.

Contact: Clara Behr, Head of Policy and Public Relations

Brussels, 19.01.2023

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