From March 5 to 8, 2019 the Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau (German Conference on Organic Agriculture) took place in Kassel and was a huge success. For three days, over 500 participants discussed the current challenges of organic agriculture and how these can be solved in an innovative way.
This year's Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau (German Conference on Organic Agriculture) will take place from March 5 to 8, 2019 in Kassel on the Campus Center. The leading topic of the conference is "Innovative thinking for a sustainable agriculture and food industry".
This year Ecozept will again be present at the Biofach with two pioneering topics.
Ecozept is participating this week in the international congress on circular economy in the agro-food sector, In Beijing: UpCycling Agricultural Residues into Bio-Products (in the framework of NOAW - a Horizon 2020 project). We share experiences on sustainable agriculture and food waste management with a network of stakeholders. The challenges are enormous. For instance, China is raising half of all the domestic pigs in the world.
The town of Royan at the French Atlantic coast want to push regional and organic products. Ecozept brought together farmers and growers, linked them up with processors and logisticians : new possibilities for marketing high quality products into regional public catering.
On June 1, ECOZEPT and the 15 other European project partners launched the research project "GLOPACK - Granting society with low environmental impact innovative packaging". The aim of the project is to facilitate access to innovative and eco-efficient food packaging for both consumers and companies. The principle of circular economy plays a crucial role in this project, it in particular aims to reduce agro-food and packaging waste.
When it comes to sustainable and high quality food schemes, all roads lead to Rome this week. For our Strength2Food project European and Asian researchers and stakeholders will converge towards the eternal city and work for the objective:  nourishing the planet tomorrow with high quality food, may it be origin labelled, organic, traditional or via public catering systems. Ecozept accomplishes a big part of the important case study work.
Best practice in public catering – this is the core issue of our Erasmus-meeting that will take place in Vienna on march 12-14. Hosted by our partners from GutEssen, partners from all over Europe will meet and work on exemples of how to put fresh, local and organic good food in public catering.  
Support farmers in valorising their products: that’s the objective of the mission that Ecozept is realising in Slovenia this week (30. January - 2. February). Better marketing for on-farm processed products and in direct selling are in the focus of three training and teaching sessions in Ljubljana and surroundings.
The organic market is profoundly changing, while market growth is strong, even in mature markets. The tendency towards regional origin bears challenges. How to succeed under these conditions? How to launch new products and how to stabilize existing business? Our market overviews on Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Great-Britain and the US provide practical solutions.