In recent years, the Demeter banana sector has developed dramatically.
This rapid growth poses challenges and raises a number of questions:
How can biodynamic principles be realised in a plantation culture?
How do we gain a broader understanding of the banana plant?
What does it take to get closer to the biodynamic ideal, the closed farm organism?
What possibilities are there to reduce the plastic load along the entire chain from cultivation to the final market?
Is it possible to stabilise the price in such a way that all those involved partake in a fair and equitable way?
To create a space for meetings, a platform to exchange experience, an impulse to find answers to these questions, the Section for Agriculture and Demeter-International are organising the first International Biodynamic Banana Conference. It will be held in the Dominican Republic at Santa Cruz de Mao from the 14th – 16th November 2019.
In addition to expert contributions and excursions, workshops and discussion forums will take place. Key concepts underpinning the programme are:
Biodynamic preparations, green manure, composting;
Animals in the farm organism, resource cycle, diversification;
Minimum price for Demeter bananas, social standards.
Make a note of the date and if you are interested, please contact secretariat for further information. You will also find current information on our homepage ( @demeter.netwww.demeter.net).
Demeter-International e.V / Section for Agriculture at Goetheanum