TIPI - Research

On June 13,  2012, Markus Arbenz, Executive Director of IFOAM, Urs Niggli, Director of theTIPI’s mission is to foster international collaboration in Organic Agriculture research; engage and involve all stakeholders that benefit from Organic Agriculture research; facilitate exchange of scientific knowledge of organic food and farming systems; and to help practitioners disseminate, apply and implement innovations and scientific knowledge consistent with the principles of Organic Agriculture.

TIPI‘s main aims are:

 

·       To be a network for exchange and collaboration between organic research institutions and scientific partners throughout the world.

·       To develop organic food and farming science, knowledge, and technology innovation within the global organic movement.

·       To serve as a global technology platform for the application of knowledge derived from scientific research through farmer-driven innovation and information dissemination.

·       To enable IFOAM policies to be based on good science.

·       To establish research priorities with the various stakeholder organizations in IFOAM and to network with regional technology platforms and other bodies that formulate research and innovation strategies for Organic Agriculture.

·       To enhance the sustainability of all agriculture based on the principles of Organic Agriculture.

·       To build capacity and mobilize partnerships for organic farming research that assists small-scale producers in developing countries alleviate poverty, establish food sovereignty, and meet food security and nutritional needs through healthy, ecologically sound and socially just farming systems.

·       To influence and inspire donors and research funding bodies to increase funding for research and innovation in organic food and farming.

·       To represent IFOAM members that conduct and apply research, develop technologies, and disseminate information as a sector group.

The first TIPI Member Assembly was held on February 15, 2013, at BioFach in Nuremberg, Germany.

                                                                                                                                                                       

The following personalities were elected as members of the TIPI Council:

·       Prof. Dr. Uygun Aksoy, Ege University, Turkey                                                         

·       Dr. Suh, Korean Federation of Sustainable Agriculture Organisations (KFSA), , South Korea

·       Dr. Maria Wivstad, SLU, Sweden

·       Prof. Dr. Nic Lampkin, Organic Research  Centre, UK

·       Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland                                        

·       Gabriela Soto, National University of Costa Rica

·       Dr. Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland             

·       Marco Schlüter, IFOAM EU Group, Belgium  

 
The council also appointed 
  • Urs Niggli as TIPI President
  • Uygun Aksoy and Brian Baker as TIPI Vice-Presidents

from let to right: Uygun Aksoy, Urs Niggli, Helga Willer, Nicolas Lampkin, Gabriela Soto

Some members of the TIPI board on February 15th, 2013; from left to right: Prof. Dr. Uygun Aksoy, Ege University, Turkey; Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland; Dr. Helga Willer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland; prof. Dr. Nicolas Lampkin, the Organic Research Centre Elm Farm, UK; Gabriela Soto, National University of Costa Rica.

You can find more information about TIPI here.

Would you like to get involved?  

Please contact Helga Willer helga [dot] willer [at] fibl [dot] org   or   tipi [at] ifoam [dot] org