Accreditation of organic certifiers - Systems, experiences and risk-oriented surveillance
For the first time at BIOFACH 2017 a session discussed topics on ‘Accreditation’. Presenters focused on their activities but looked beyond to cooperation, needed harmonisation of various levels of accreditation whether private or public and made proposals of areas that need change and improvement. Please find here the presentations of Paul Axmann, Institute for organic farming BMLFUW Austria, Lars Crail, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, David Crucefix, IOAS and Wolfram Hartmann, DAkkS.
Beyond certification - safeguarding supply chain integrity
The second session looked at efforts of safeguarding supply chain integrity from farmer to company level. Challenges were discussed, but also appropriate solutions provided. Unfortunately the company presentation was not released for publication. Please find the presentations of Joseph Sunil, PDS Organic Spices, Roberto Pinton, Federbio, and Frank Gerriets, Organic Services.