It is election year and Ecological Future Day feels the politics on the pulse. The organic market is growing, but what do our politicians want?
The government has set new goals for eco - but do they agree on why and what the taxpayers get for the investments that are made? Join in and influence the debate when eight Riksdag politicians enter the stage to give their answers.
This year's Ecological Future Day focuses on food and sustainable development, from global perspectives and national initiatives to local practical solutions.
We hear how organic production can contribute to the UN's global sustainability goals. We present studies that show how organic production can increase profitability in Swedish agriculture. And we visualize a municipality's sustainability work in the entire food chain through Södertäljerullen, a concept with new, innovative foods developed by the MatLust project in collaboration with local food companies and master chef Mathias Dahlgren. The Södertälje roll is also served as today's lunch!
Update yourself on what you who work with organic actually contribute through your business. And not least: meet committed colleagues and have fun!
Moderators: Ann-Helen Meyer von Bremen, Expressions and Joel Lindefors, Futerra
09.00 Registration and coffee
09.30 Welcome to the Ecological Future Day!
-Charlotte Bladh André, CEO, Organic Sweden
-Sara Jervfors, project manager, MatLust and diet manager in Södertälje municipality
09.45 How does organic production contribute to the UN's global goals?
- Konrad Hauptfleisch, Head of Capacity Development, IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements). The speech is in English.
10.30 "Sweden as Ekoland" - LRFs and Ekologiska Lantbrukarnas analysis
- Eva Hagström Öberg, Consultant in LRFs and Ekologiska Lantbrukarnas project "Increased Swedish organic production in Sweden"
10.50 Leg stretcher with fruit
11.10 Sweden as Ekoland - How do we strengthen our self-image?
Hearing with eight parliamentary politicians:
- Matilda Ernkrans (S)
- Kristina Yngwe (C)
- Jens Holm (F)
- Lars Tysklind (L)
- Stina Bergström (MP)
- Johan Hultberg (M)
- Runar Filper (SD)
- Representative from (KD) not ready
12.30 Lunch: Södertälje roll à la Mathias Dahlgren
13.30 From global goals to concrete business
Holistic thinking and cross-border collaborations - between the private and the public, for example - can generate new products, businesses and markets. The Södertälje roll is a practical example of this. MatLust and actors from the entire food chain describes a concept that takes the global goals to real business. And how master chef Mathias Dahlgren's idea of Swedish ingredients that meet immigrant food culture became a reality.
15.00 Future forecast
- Ann-Helen Meyer von Bremen, Uttryck AB
- Joel Lindefors, Futerra
15.15 Coffee, cake and mingling
15.45 Annual meeting Organic Sweden
Everyone is welcome to participate, but only members have the right to vote
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When: Thursday 17 May, at 09.00–15.45.
Var: Magasinet / Münchenbryggeriet, Söder Mälarstrand 25, Stockholm.
For who: Business, the public sector, academia and civil society - all interested in sustainability and food.
Cost: Small and medium-sized companies participate for SEK 1 / person. Larger companies and the public sector for SEK 200 / person. Members of Organic Sweden has a 50% discount. All prices are excluding VAT.
Other: Organic Sweden holds annual meeting for its members at 15:45.
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