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Demeter International

Identification number in the register: 84570368015-87
Registration date: 08/02/2012 10:27:51

The information on this entity was last modified on: 08/02/2015 22:10:20
The date of the last annual update was: 08/02/2015 22:10:20
Next update due latest on: 08/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Demeter International

NGO

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Brandschneise, 1
Darmstadt 64295
GERMANY

(+32) 26462117

rue du Trône, 194
Brussels B-1050
BELGIUM

(+32) 6462117

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Andreas Biesantz

Senior adviser and Head of Office Brussels

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Andreas Biesantz

Senior adviser and Head of Office Brussels

    Goals / remit

Demeter is the only ecological association that has built up a network of individual certification organisations world-wide. In 1997 Demeter-International was founded for closer co-operation in the legal, economic and spiritual spheres. Presently Demeter International has 18 members and 6 guest members from Demeter organisations from Europe, America, Africa and New Zealand. Thus Demeter-International represents around 5.000 Demeter farms with nearly 150.000 hectares in more than 50 countries.

Demeter-International e. V. is a non profit organisation and its member organisations work together in the spirit of an international confederation with democratic principles. Membership requires a functioning Demeter certification programme. Associations which support the objectives of Demeter-International can be elected as associated members. Its basis is the Biodynamic® agriculture method, originated by Rudolf Steiner in his "Agriculture Course" given in Koberwitz in 1924, and developed further in practice and research.

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    Specific activities covered by the Register

Reforming the European agricultural policy towards a greener CAP

European Seed legislation

Initiatives to stop land grabbing in the EU

Stakeholder Conference "EU Seed policy and legislation
Challenges for Producers, Consumers and Citizens:
‘’Who will own the seeds?” organised on 22 January 2014 in Brussels

Seed festival in Brussels with Conference “Let us create local markets for ecological seeds and farming in Europe” organised on 11/12 October 2014 at the Free University of Brussels (ULB)


 

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No

No

No

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Agriculture and Rural Development:
Organisation of a conference "Land sharing vs. land grabbing" (EU agricultural policy conference), Brussels,3-4 June 2013

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1   50%: 1  

2

1.5

Two persons are working in the EU Liaison Office of Demeter International in Brussels as permanent staff and represent Demeter International at the EU Institutions.

One member of the Demeter International board, Mrs. Susanna Küffer-Heer from Switzerland, is cooperating with Brussels' Head of Office, Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Biesantz concerning the advocacy activities in Brussels and on the EU level.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Lara Becker 07/05/2015 05/08/2015
Andreas Biesantz 08/05/2015 06/05/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology

    Membership and affiliation

0

Demeter Bund Österreich(50),
IBD Certifications(30),
Demeter-International(2),
Egyptian Bio-Dynamic Association(24),
Biodynaaminen Yhdystis(45),
Association Demeter-France(65),
Demeter e.V.(130),
Debio(20),
Demeter Associazione per la Tutela della Qualitá Biodinamica in Italia(80),
Veräin fir biologesch dyn. Landwirtschaft a.s.b.l(60),
Stichting Demeter(80),
Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association in NZ Inc(90),
Svenska Demeterförbundet(40),
Demeterverbund Schweiz(120),
Biodynamic agricultural association UK(60),
Demeter Association Inc.(120),
Demeter Slovenia(10),
Demeter Hungary(5)

  • AUSTRIA
  • DENMARK
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • HUNGARY
  • ITALY
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • BRAZIL
  • EGYPT
  • INDIA
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NORWAY
  • SWITZERLAND
  • UNITED STATES

IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

< 9,999 €

30,000 €

0 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

30,000 €

30,000 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.