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September 30, 2011: Workshop on Data Collection at the IFOAM World Congress in Korea

The aim of the workshop "Data collection in organic agriculture – Experiences and tools" at the Organic World Congress is to exchange experiences in the field of data collection and processing. It is organized by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).


2nd City Hall Rm CH302, Namyangju Sports & Culture Center, Namyangju City, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea

The workshop will consist of four parts, each addressing specific issues related to data collection.

Date : September 30, 2011, 2.30–6 pm
Place : 2nd City Hall Rm CH302, Namyangju Sports & Culture Center, Namyangju City, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea

Programme

14:30 – 15:15 Data collection on organic agriculture world-wide and in Asia: Status of collection activities, tools developed¨

  • Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland: Processing and collection of data on organic agricultur worldwide: Key tools. Questionnaire, classification, database and plausibility check tools
  • Ong Kung Wai, Humus Consultancy & IFOAM World Board of Directors, Malaysia: Status of data collection in Asia
  • Experiences of the participants
  • Discussion

15:15-16.00 Collection of data on land area and production

  • Vitoon Panyakul, Green-Net, Thailand:  The case of Thailand
  • Experiences of the participants
  • Discussion area and production data

16:00-16:15: Coffee break

16:15-16:45: Collection of data on the domestic market

  • Heinz Kullmann, BioFach Japan: Collection of data on the domestic market in Japan
  • Alex Mitchell, University of New England, Australia: Beef industry case study
  • Experiences of the participants
  • Discussion international domestic market data

16:45-17:15: Collection of international trade data

  • NN: International Trade data (export/import)
  • Experiences of the participants
  • Discussion international trade data

17.15-17.45 Discussion on how to improve data collection on organic agriculture, further action

Contact

Dr. Helga Willer
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Switzerland
Tel.+41 62 865 7207
Fax +41 62 865 7273
helga.willer(at)fibl.org
www.fibl.org 
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17th IFOAM Organic World Congress

17th IFOAM Organic World Congress
September 26 to October 5, 2011
Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
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Survey on organic agriculture worldwide

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