“Now is the time for an agricultural turnaround”


From July 26 to 29, 2022, the double exhibition Biofach/Vivaness as quickly as extra Occurred On the Nuremberg Exhibition Center. The summer time version of this main pure meals commerce truthful Biofach launched collectively 2,276 exhibitors from 94 nations, of which 30 % have been nationwide and 70 % worldwide exhibitors recurrenting The complete worth chain of the pure group, Based mostly on Petra Wolf (Member of the Administration Board of Messe Nürnberg). Together with the exhibitions, Tright here have been additionally lectures and panels All by way of the pure meals market.

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The 5-member management of the double exhibition (from left to proper): Barbara Böck (Messe Nürnberg), Petra Wolf (Messe Nürnberg), Louise Luttikholt (IFOAM), Tina Andres (BÖLW) and Mirja Eckert (The mannequin new).

Primary matter: “Organic Local climate Resilience”
In accordance to Wolf, quantity is Not the ‘new foreign money’, however pretty The regular Of vacationers. “However, We’re nonetheless Inside The tactic of change. The commerce truthful Shall be enhanced by digital enlargement with a corresponding digital added worth. Parts of the current Can be found stay on website As properly as to on demand,” Wolf said. Given the circumstances, she additionally expressed her gratitude for the solidarity Of consumers, exhibitors and visitors.

Petra Wolf (center)

At the commerce current, The main focus was on sustainability and climate safety. At The identical time, the position of native authorities As a Outcome of the “basis for the distrihoweverion of pure merchandise” was emphasised as properly. It was additionally pleasing for the commerce truthful management that “Biofach World” proceedd to develop positively. For this, Wolf expressed particular gratitude for The complete group behind the double truthful.

“Now’s the time for an agricultural turnaround”
For Louise Luttikholt (Authorities Director IFOAM) It is clear: “Sustainable agriculture can solely be made potential by subsidies That are congruent with agricultural coverage.” In completely different phrases: agriculture Isn’t economically drawbackd. She goes on to level out that agriculture is Responsible for 25 % Of worldwide CO2 emissions, 1 / 4 of which comes from Using synthetic fertilizers. But, she says, producers proceed to Depfinish upon the latter.

Louise Luttikholt (center)

At The identical time, she said, prices for synthetic fertilizers have risen by 40-50 %, alongside with power prices. Luttikholt sees each cultivation as such and the indepfinishence of producers threatened right here, as profitability for some growers Not exists. “Now’s the time to proceed Engaged on an agricultural turnaround.”

When it Includes enhanced temperatures, Luttikholt says: “It Might be thOn The current summer time Is Amongst The numerous coolest summer events we’ll see Inside The strategying yrs.” As she leveled out Finally yr’s UN Food Methods Summit, The complete system, alongside with economics, Want to be reshaped extra in phrases of a holistic strategy to agriculture.

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambivalence
Typically, Mirja Eckert (The mannequin new) would current current figures on the pure cosmetics enterprise, however these Weren’t yet absolutely out tright here. Eckert: “We are Inside the VUCA world: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambivalence.”

Mirja Eckert (proper)

Organic as An reply to many factors
“The climate As properly as to the biodiversity crises Aren’t ready for the wrestle in Ukraine To finish,” says Tina Andres (Chair of the Board of BÖLW). Rather, current crises underscore the significance Of regular to work on change. In accordance to Andres, consumers are clear about this. In any case, 35 % extra was spent on pure merchandise in 2021 – regardless of the crises. “Corona has very clearly raised shopper consciousness of sustainable meals worth chains. Consumers are displaying that We’d like A particular meals science.” The resilience of the pure sector Is apparent in worth trfinishs, among completely different issues, he said: a 2.5 % enhance Inside the pure sector and an eight % enhance in typical produce.

Tina Andres (center)

Discussions Throughout The drawback of packaging waste have been Positioned on the backburner considerably by the pandemic, however have By no means ceaseped. “We need the tailwind from politics to Even be In a place to sustainably assist the work of pure producers by way ofout Europe. In any case, Do you have to need to 30 % pure, you Even have To guarantee corresponding assist.”

Presently, however, Based mostly on Andres, funding Is merely enough For 3 % of the pure space by 2027. “It should not cease tright here. For this, the evaluation price range On this space should additionally be promoted extra strongly. We need performance constructing, main shopper education campaigns, vitamin education for kindergartens, and so on. But particularly in out-of-house catering, For event in public canteens, we nonetheless need A minimal of a 30-50 % share.”

In The strategying days, FreshPlaza.de will function interviews with South Typositionan producer cooperatives VI.P, VOG, As properly as to corporations Similar to biosanica GmbH.

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