The conference will focus on organic farming and how to maintain and improve its integrity. It will broaden participants’ understanding of quality issues and aims at bridging obstacles from production throughout the value chain to companies having to cope with consumers concerns.

The conference will take place in parallel to the organic trade fair Ecology Izmir on two days with plenary plus parallel sessions. 

Sessions on training are organised jointly with the German-Turkish Cooperation Programm Organic Agriculture. Sessions on textile and fibre are organised in cooperation with Textile Exchange.


  • Quality assurance in production, processing and trade
  • Residue analysis
  • Anti fraud activities
  • Product chain responsibility and traceability
  • Education and training regarding these topics
  • Organic cotton and textile integrity

Please find the programme overview below as well as the preliminary detailed conference programme here for download.


April 13, 2012

08:00 – 09:30

Conference registration

09:30 – 10:30

Conference Opening and Welcome addresses

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Plenary with key speeches

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00

Parallel sessions A: Developing organic systems

  • A1: Developing organic systems
  • A2: Capacity building in organic farming
  • A3: Cotton production - organic and fair

16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00

Parallel sessions B: Developing organic quality

  • B1: Interconnecting businesses
  • B2: Addressing quality in processing and trade
  • B3: Textile product chain integrity

19:30 – 22:00Conference dinner

April 14, 2012

09:00 – 10:30Plenary with key speeches
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00

Parallel sessions C: Quality assurance and integrity

  • C1: Private and regulatory actions
  • C2: Tools to address quality
  • C3: Country cases

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00

Plenary with key speeches

16:00 – 17:00

Conference closing

One day prior to the conference and one day following the conference, participants have the opportunity to join excursions to organic producers and processors in the region


Main supporter

ekoloji izmir


Textile Exchange
Textile Exchange
Textile Exchange

Media partners

Organic Market Info
Organic UA
Organic Standard