Pre-Conference | 22 September

Improving Transparency Along the Supply Chain and the Relevance of Organic Farming Statistics

Main Topics:
  • Global data on organic agriculture
  • International trade data for the European Union and the US: status and issues
  • Perspective of exporting countries
  • Traceability tools and the role organic farming statistics can play in their improvement
  • Recommendations for tools, actions, interactions, innovations, models, and policies to improve data availability, transparency, and fraud prevention
Objectives:
  • Provide an update on recent developments in statistical data collection for organic agriculture around the globe;
  • Present examples of current shortcomings and positive developments;
  • Assess what action needs to be taken so data can be used to improve transparency along organic supply chains and better decision-making, performance, and sustainability;
  • Provide recommendations to stakeholders, governments, statistical offices.
Expected Outcomes:
  • Recommendations and suggestions on how to improve data collection in particular in the area of export and import data and how to improve traceability
  • First outline of a (possibly research) project to implement these recommendations
  • Plan for future collaboration and exchange among actors in the field of organic farming statistics
  • Share results and make pre-conference presentations available at the main conference (Stakeholder forum),
  • Post recommendations on pre-conference organizer websites, distribute a press release
Format:
  • Presentations by speakers from the EU Commission, USDA, market research companies, statistic offices and researchers
  • Afternoon workshops and discussions
Key Info

Dates:
22 September 2020


Contact
Helga Willer
FiBL
helga.willer@fibl.org


Language:
English


Target Audiences:
Policymakers
Market actors
Sttistical office representatives
Government representatives
IT company professionals
Representatives of sector organisations in countries that trade in organic products