AgriBusiness Forum

15.02.2019 : Agricultural Land Protection

Under the leadership of the Agricultural University of Nitra/Slovakia an Erasmus + Jean Monnet Project has started with the title "Central European Initiative on Agricultural Land Protection". Specific objectives will be the promotion of sustainability of agriculture in CCE and its contribution for the environment and food business in Europe.

Cross-fertilization and spread of the project-idea will be part of the international CEILAND Conference organized in Nitra at April 2nd - 5th 2019. Prof.Dr.B.Hallier will address the audience by the topic "Dynamism, Framing and Standards: Challenges for land protection in CEE" and ask for an interdisciplinary vertical integration of standards from farm to fork.

15.12.2018 : Benchmarking Sustainability

The United Nations defined 17 Sustainability Goals for the year 2030. It is an interdisciplinary global bench-marking, which can be applied as a set of mosaic stones individually optimized at local, regional, national or supra-national levels.

The 17 goals are: no poverty; zero hunger; good health/well being; quality education; gender equality; clean water/ sanitation; clean energy; decent work/economic growth; infrastructure/innovation; reduced inequalities; sustainable cities/communities; responsible production/consumption; climate action; life below water; life on land; justice/strong institutions; partnerships to fulfill the sustainability goals.

15.10.2018 : China

In Beijing Lu Shoubing, deputy secretary general from the China Development and Reform Commission follows especially the TUN-News about tracing/tracking of commodity goods.

"We follow closely the News of the Thematic University Network Food and thank Prof.Dr.B.Hallier for his global guidance based on applied sciences from farm to fork; for us that experience is valuable in administration, for science as well as for businessmen" he stated in a recent lecture.

15.08.2018 : HACCP

HACCP is standing for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points; its principles are required to be put in place, implemented and maintained permanently by food business operators according to the EU Regulation No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs.

There are seven main steps of HACCP: Hazard analysis – Identification of critical control points – Critical limits at critical control points – Monitoring procedures at critical control points – Corrective actions – Verification procedures – Documentation and record keeping (see more: link).

05.06.2018 : IFS

The IFS (International Featured Standard) was created in 2003 by the German Trade Association HDE and its French counterparts FCD; later Italian Trade Associations joined. Today IFS is acting worldwide.The basic idea of IFS is the fact that on the one hand side the European Law and National Laws require from food companies or food outlets to implement all relevant actions to secure food safety and on the other hand also individual suppliers/retailers develop marketing profiles with „add-ons“ to the legal requirements to gain higher margins. Those companies then need a control/audit for their claims. IFS’s ambition is to harmonize those individual demands to one level of control to get more efficiency via an unified standard.

The IFS-standard is benchmarking the individual steps and partners of the Total Supply Chain by an evaluation system which has four main categories :

- A: full compliance with the requirements (20 points)

- B: almost full compliance – but small deviations (15 points)

- C: only a small part of the requirements are implemented (5 points)

- D: the requirements are not implemented

All scorings are reported and explained in an IFS Audit Report. Based on the first evaluation all enterprises have the chance to secure and improve their market position by an action plan of continuous optimization of their products and services.


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