From 26th to 29th July, the international organic food community finally meets live again for the unique summer edition of BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center. Parallel, on the 27th and 28th July, the congress STADTLANDBIO 2022 will take place. It is aimed at decision-makers and experts from authorities, organizations and companies. The central topic this year in line with the congress focus of BIOFACH Organic.Climate.Resilience, is climate protection. Under the heading “Organic. Food. Agriculture” is discussed what opportunity organic offers at the municipal level for more climate protection.
Dr. Ophelia Nick, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), is patron of the congress and attributes a central role to the municipalities on the way to more organic: “I am very pleased to accompany the STADTLANDBIO congress as patron. Delicious, ecologically and regionally produced food on our plates is a matter close to my heart. As an important political player, the municipalities play a central role on the way to more organic. Under this year’s motto “Organic. Food. Agriculture – Opportunities for municipal climate protection” development paths are discussed on how we can achieve this goal. Be there and contribute your valuable experience to opportunities and possibilities in municipal climate protection. I look forward to the personal encounter in Nuremberg!”
Climate protection from urban development to EU agricultural policy
The program of the STADTLANDBIO congress is diverse and top-class. The topics range from climate protection at the municipal level to urban agriculture as a building block of modern urban development and the question of what positive ecological contribution Community gastronomy can make, to EU agricultural policy.
Highlights of the congress include 2022
the panel “Organic. Food. Agriculture – Opportunities for municipal climate protection,” e.g. with Dr. Ophelia Nick, Parliamentary State Secretary at the BMEL and Elena Panichi, EU, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Head of Organic Agriculture,
the best practice examples of organic cities and regions in Europe with Bremen, Lyon, Wroclaw and Paris represented by Audrey Pulvar (by video), Mayor for Sustainable Food, Agriculture and Food Industry of Short Distances,
as well as
the “Dialogue Forum EU Agricultural Policy, World Market, Large Corporations – how regional can agricultural and food policy really be?” with Ariane Voglhuber-Slavinsky, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Competence Center Foresight and Klaus Engemann, Biolandhof Engemann
Among other things, 5 practice-oriented workshops and a visit to BIOFACH as well as plenty of space to network and exchange the program (www.stadtlandbio.de/programm) round off.
Tickets for the congress STADTLANDBIO: Interested parties can register for the two-day congress at www.stadtlandbio.de/tickets.