Biovision in action at the world’s largest organic trade fair


Lothar J. Lechner Bazzanella (Text), Uwe Niklas (Pictures)

Biofach in Nuremberg is the world’s largest trade fair for organic products and sustainable agriculture. It offers producers, traders and anyone interested a platform for exchanging ideas and networking. Recently, Biovision employees were also among the participants.

Biofach in Nuremberg is all about organic farming. From updates on specific products and the latest research findings to networking between players in the organic value chain. And that’s not all. Political stakeholders are also on site to find out about the most important developments in the field of sustainable agriculture.

Reason enough for Biovision employees Dr Charlotte Pavageau and Dr John Garcia Ulloa to travel to Nuremberg to discuss the latest developments with our partner organizations from Tanzania, for example. The story behind this: Tanzania adopted the National Ecological Organic Agricultural Strategy NEOAS in November 2023; a plan to promote organic agriculture in the country even more strongly in the future. The next step is now about implementation.

But not only Tanzania, other East African countries were also in the focus of Biovision at Biofach, especially Uganda. In debates and discussions, our Biovision team colleagues were able to exchange valuable insights and experiences. “At Biofach, we were able to strengthen existing contacts with stakeholders from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and make new contacts, which is helpful for our work on the ground,” explains Charlotte Pavageau.

Participation in trade fairs such as Biofach is a fundamental part of Biovision’s work. “Such events enable us to make it clear that the cultivation and promotion of organic products and agroecological agriculture pays off economically for the countries and commercially for the farmers,” adds John Garcia Ulloa.

In this way, we not only bolster existing partnerships, such as in Tanzania and Uganda, but also pave the way for new collaborations. Biovision remains committed to contributing to a sustainable and ecological future through such events and partnerships. We continue to support the implementation of national agroecological strategies such as NEOAS in Tanzania. In this way, we aim to gradually ensure more sustainable agriculture throughout East Africa.


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