DI working with International Agriculture Section to develop advisory process

(Reprinted from “Biodynamics in the World,” April 2019) In view of the growing biodynamic market and the increased demand for farm conversion, the advisory role is becoming increasingly important. The Section is therefore working in partnership with Demeter International on a development project with the aim of promoting trusted and high quality advisory work. This … Read more…

FIBL Input List for Demeter-International for 2019 Now Available

FIBL Input List for Demeter-International for all ICO producer & ICO applicants & BD advisors: Dear partners, Please find attached the new FIBL input list, approved for Demeter-International, as of February 2019. Demeter-International Input List 2019 This pdf allows wild search and shows the products in the different categories. You find also the list of … Read more…

See who’s certified by Demeter Canada for 2019

The following operations have successfully completed the certification process through Demeter Canada for the 2019 season. Please check out their websites, look for their products, and say, “thank you!” More information about many of these producers can be found on this website’s “Farms and Farmers”page: https://www.demetercanada.ca/our-farmers/ A Anne Roussel 730 Rang Chartier, Mont-Saint-Gregoire, PQ. J0J … Read more…

2019 International Conference “Land and Economy: Agriculture Between the Farm and the World”

Land and Economy: Agriculture Between the Farm and the World Annual International Conference of the biodynamic movement 6th to 9th February 2019 at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland Flyer as PDF Farming works directly with nature, it is true primary production and therefore a starting point for all value creation. It therefore has a hard time … Read more…

2019 Demeter International Standards are now available

The Demeter International Standards for 1) Production, 2) Processing, 3) Labeling, and 4) Beekeeping that will be implemented for 2019 are now available on the Standards/Forms page of this site. Demeter is the brand for products from Biodynamic Agriculture. Only strictly controlled and contractually bound partners are permitted to use the Brand. A comprehensive verification … Read more…

Evolving Agriculture and Food: Opening up Biodynamic Research

Evolving Agriculture and Food: Opening up Biodynamic Research September 5th to 8th 2018 Dornach, Switzerland The program is now available for the first international biodynamic research conference, to be held in Dornach, Switzerland September 5-8. The Introduction to the Program states: In cooperation with its scientific partners the Section for Agriculture organises the first international conference … Read more…

BIODYNAMIC RESEARCH

Biodynamic Research Biodynamic research is research into the Biodynamic method of agriculture. Motivated to improve Biodynamic agriculture and deepen the understanding of it, independent research facilities emerged decades ago e.g. in 1950, the Institute for Biodynamic Research in Germany (www.forschungsring.de) was founded. They were at the same time, the first research institutions of organic farming. In some European … Read more…