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Video from the TIPI Workshop "Global Vision for Organic Food and Farming" at Science Day 2014

On February 2014, TIPI, the Technology Innovation Platform of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), organised a workshop to develop a vision for organic food and farming research at the global level. In the video, the key results of the sessions are summarized.

Video on the Science Day 21014 at BIOAFCH

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 TIPI council members Maria Wivstadt of EPOK in Sweden, Uygun Aksoy of Ege University in Turkey and Urs Niggli of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland), presented an overview of the current state of global organic food and farming research and outlined future research needs.

This was followed by a workshop, and the 60 participants divided into four groups to discuss the following key issues: regional adaption of research; combining farmers' knowledge with science; collaboration with other forms of sustainable production systems; ecological intensification versus component research.

In the video, TIPI President Urs Niggli, and IFOAM Vice Presidents Gabi Soto and Roberto Ugas summarize the discussions of the session and issues raised.
The TIPI board will now compile the results of the workshop into a report which will be presented to the organic sector at the IFOAM World Congress in October 2014. Interested stakeholders are invited to participate in the development of this vision document.

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