Thursday 27 September 2018
The relation between Bioeconomy and Organic Farming: Catia Bastioli discussed it at IFOAM
The 12th European Organic Congress, the event promoted by IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, the sector’s most important events of the year for, took place on September 25th and 26.
Held at the University of Vienna, the conference was attended by over two hundred industry experts, focusing on key issues related to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) review, and on the increasing importance of promoting sustainable agriculture and measures aimed at mitigating climate change.
On September 26, Catia Bastioli, CEO of NOVAMONT, took part in the session "The role of Organic in the Future Economies: Up scaling Vs. new economic approach", where she illustrated how the bioeconomy could become the engine of a territorial regeneration in economic and environmental terms, contributing to the protection of soils through the bioplastics and biochemicals value chain and creating income opportunities for small producers.
Through the best agricultural practices, such as the use of certified biodegradable mulching films, bio-herbicides for weed control or biolubricants, it is possible to curb the phenomenon of desertification and contribute to the protection of waters and soils.
The session, moderated by Eduardo Cuoco, Research Coordinator of IFOAM, was also attended by: Asterès with Helene Timoshkin, Sonnentor with Johannes Gutmann and IDDRI, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, with Sebastien Treyer.