TIPI workshop at the Organic World Congress "Practitioners’ Research Agenda" and TIPI Member Assembly

The  TIPI workshop "Practitioners' Research Agenda" and the  2014 TIPI Member Assembly were held on October 12, 2014, prior to the Organic World Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (www.owc2014.org). The venue was Yeditepe University in Istanbul.

At the workshop, farmers from five continents listed their research Needs, and council members of TIPI presented the TIPI vision and strategic research agenda.

Time and venue

  • Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
  • Venue: Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Faculty of Fine Arts, Building 6
    (TIPI lunch from 12:00 will be at the Social Activtiy Building 3)

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12.00 - 13.00: Lunch

Lunch will be provided at the Social Activities Building 3

13:00 - 13:15: Registration

13:15 - 13:30:  Welcome

Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, TIPI president
Prof. Dr. Uygun Aksoy, Ege University, Izmir (http://orgprints.org/27641)
Prof. Fikrettin Şahin,Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul

13:30 -15:10: Famers’ problems, research needs and challenges: Presentations and discussion

Questions answered by farmers

  • How do you evaluate and judge the quality and quantity of organic research in your country and region?
  • Where do you see urgent need for research for efficient organic (agro-ecological) agriculture in your country and region?
  • 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

15:10 – 15:30: Break

15:30 – 16:15: Presentation of the TIPI Vision & Strategy for Organic Farming Research

Moderation: Gabi Soto, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

16:15 - 17:00: European Technology Platform Organics (TP Organics)Bram Moeskops, TP Organics, Belgium

17:00 - 18:00: Discussion of the TIPI Vision & Strategy for Organic Farming Research
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

18:15 -19:15: TIPI General Assembly
Moderation: Brian Baker, USA (Member Assembly and New Council)


Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM (TIPI)
Helga Willer and Carolin Möller
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL),
Switzerland, www.fibl.org
helga.willer(at)fibl.org and carolin.moeller(at)fibl.org
Phone +41 62 865 72 07
Mobile + 41 79 218 0626