“Improving Transparency Along the Supply Chain and the Relevance of Organic Farming Statistics” (IT)


It is an event that will precede the Organic World Congress 2020 in Paris, and will take place on 22 September.

Main Topics of the seminar:

  • Global data on organic agriculture
  • International trade data for the European Union and the US: status and issues
  • Perspective of exporting countries
  • Traceability tools and the role organic farming statistics can play in their improvement
  • Recommendations for tools, actions, interactions, innovations, models, and policies to improve data availability, transparency, and fraud prevention


  • Provide an update on recent developments in statistical data collection for organic agriculture around the globe;
  • Present examples of current shortcomings and positive developments;
  • Assess what action needs to be taken so data can be used to improve transparency along organic supply chains and better decision-making, performance, and sustainability;
  • Provide recommendations to stakeholders, governments, statistical offices.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Recommendations and suggestions on how to improve data collection in particular in the area of export and import data and how to improve traceability
  • First outline of a (possibly research) project to implement these recommendations
  • Plan for future collaboration and exchange among actors in the field of organic farming statistics
  • Share results and make pre-conference presentations available at the main conference (Stakeholder forum),
  • Post recommendations on pre-conference organizer websites, distribute a press release


  • Presentations by speakers from the EU Commission, USDA, market research companies, statistic offices and researchers
  • Afternoon workshops and discussions

The event language will be English. It is dedicated to policymakers, market actors, statistical office representatives, government representatives, IT company professionals, representatives of organic sector, organisations in countries that trade in organic products. Participation fees: 100 Euro.

For more information contact Helga Willer, FiBL - helga.willer@fibl.org

HERE the event web site

Source: FIBL