TIPI - Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM

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TIPI - Technology Innovation Platform of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

Yeditepe University in Istanbul

Directions

Most of the pre-conferences of the Organic World Congress will be at the Faculty of Law (8).

Details on the venue of the TIPI workshop and the TIPI Member Assembly will follow.

The joint lunch of TIPI and ISOFAR, prior to the TIPI workshop will be at the Social Activities Building (3).

TIPI workshop at the ORGANIC WORLD CONGRESS "Practitioners’ Research Agenda" and TIPI Member Assembly

A TIPI workshop and the next TIPI Member Assembly will be held on October 12, 2014, prior to the Organic World Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (www.owc2014.org ).  The events will be preceded by the General Assembly of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (www.ISOFAR.org ).

The venue is Yeditepe University in Istanbul.

Time and venue

Programme

12.30-13.15: Lunch

13:15-13:20: Welcome
Urs Niggli, TIPI president

13:20- 15:00: Famers’ problems, research needs and challenges: Presentations and discussion

  • Africa: Pascal Gbenou, Benin
  • Asia: Joseph Puliyarmattathil Ausgusty, India
  • Latin America: Carlos A. Escobar, Colombia
  • North America: Elisabeth Henderson, USA
  • Oceania: Livai Tora, Fiji

Questions answered by farmers

  1. How do you evaluate and judge the quality and quantity of organic research in your country and region?
  2. Where do you see urgent need for research for efficient organic (agro-ecological) agriculture in your country and region?
  3. What kind of support do you wish from TIPI for practitioners in your work, country and region?   

Moderation: Nic Lampkin, The Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, UK

15:00 – 15:20: Break

15:20 – 16:00: Presentation of the TIPI Vision & Research Agenda

  • Vision: Urs Niggli, Research Institute of organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
  • Methods:Brian Baker, USA
  • Action plan: Nic Lampkin, The Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, UK

Moderation: Gabi Soto, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

16:00 – 16:45: European Technology Platform Organics (TP Organics)
Bram Moeskops, TP Organics, Belgium

17:00-18:00: Discussion of the TIPI Vision & Research Agenda
How relevant is the TIPI Vision & Research Agenda? What else should become included? How to facilitated co-operation between scientists? Which are the next steps and activities of TIPI? What is the role of TIPI Board Members? How can scientists become better involved into the activities of the local, national, regional and international development of the organic movements?  
Moderation: Gabi Soto, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

18:00 -18:30: TIPI General Assembly
Moderation: Brian Baker, USA

Contact

Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM (TIPI)
Helga Willer
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL),
Switzerland, www.fibl.org
helga.willer@fibl.org
Tipi.ifoam.org  
Phone 0041 62 865 72 07