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Project Partners

FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture)

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL Switzerland, FiBL Germany and FiBL Austria are centres for research and consulting on organic agriculture.
FiBL has long been committed to the international development of organic agriculture. It works closely with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and other international organisations. FiBL has a highly competent staff with expertise in organic soil management, plant production, holistic animal health, animal ethology and organic animal breeding, in socioeconomics, in comprehensive analysis of the organic market and in organic food processing and production.
Along with practical research, FiBL places a high priority to knowledge transfer into agricultural practice through advisory work, training courses and expert reports through many means of dissemination, including magazines, technical leaflets, reference books, video and internet.
Numerous FiBL projects in Eastern Europe, India, Latin America and Africa promote the development of organic research services as well as advisory and certification services.

ARGE FiBL Projekte GmbH

The ARGE FiBL Projekte GmbH is an institution shared equally between FiBL Germany and SÖL attending to joint projects providing services for the organic food sector.

SÖL (Stiftung Ökologie und Landbau)

Since 1961 the foundations established by Karl Werner Kieffer have been involved with the initiation and dissemination of sustainable developments. Since the 1970s SÖL has been active in the field of organic agriculture. It considers the effects of organic agriculture on soil, water and climate and presents it as a significant alternative to present agricultural policies.
Key activities are the co-ordination of actors from within the organic movement as well as the development and distribution of information about organic agriculture to a broad range of players from academia, consultancy and practice.

ETO (Ekolojik Tarim Organizasyonu Derneği)

ETO is an umbrella organisation established to promote sustainable development of organic agriculture in Turkey.
Founded in 1992 in Izmir ETO has 8 branch offices in different regions of Turkey.
Its members cover different interest groups (e.g. traders, technical staff, farmers, researchers, inspectors, consumers) from allover Turkey.
The organisation been very active in capacity building and consulting authorities.
Furthermore ETO was one of the founders of the IFOAM Mediterranean Regional Group (AgroBioMediterraneo).