CBA welcomes new Scientific Advisory Board member

This news item relates to the EFI-led initiative which ran from 2020 to September 2023

The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance is pleased to announce that Professor Hartmut Vogtmann has joined its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Professor Vogtmann has had a long and distinguished career in research in the areas of animal nutrition, organic agriculture, food quality, sustainable resource management and the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services. He is currently chair of the project ‘Working together for a healthy soil” with the largest German nature and environment conservation NGO, NABU, and Honorary President of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM).

He is the former president of the umbrella NGO “German League for Nature and Environment” (DNR), the Foundation for the Conservation of the European Natural Heritage “Euronatur”, and the German “Federal Agency for Nature Conservation” in Bonn, as well as the former CEO of the Hesse State Office for “Regional Development and Agriculture”, and the founder director of the “Swiss Research Institute for Organic Farming” (FIBL).

Professor Vogtmann was appointed as a professor for agriculture at the University of Kassel, holding the first chair for Organic Farming in Germany (and certainly European wide) from 1981 – 1994. During this time he saw the ‘circular economy’ as a key factor in environmental protection.

The Scientific Advisory Board provides scientific advice on CBA principles, strategic plans and activities. The SAB is chaired by Professor Bart Muys, and currently has five members.

The CBA warmly thanks previous SAB member Professor Demel Teketay Fanta for his contribution during his time in office.