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Value Chain Day

Thursday, 13 June 2024

The Value Chain Day, which is being held for the first time as part of the DLG Field Days, brings together all stages of processing in a way that is accessible to the public. The focus will be on discussions on issues relating to increasing the added value of domestic plant-based products as well as cross-industry bilateral exchange at the subsequent get-together in a cosy atmosphere.

How do we manage to market German baking wheat with added value for everyone involved?

What are the trends and marketing opportunities for the new superfoods made from legumes?

What are the marketing prospects
for the organic sector?

These and other questions will be discussed at the DLG Plaza Stage (Stand VG 15) in our first-ever format with representatives from agriculture, the processing industry and the agricultural and food retail sectors on Value Chain Day. Take the opportunity to find out about different positions and points of view and to network with players along the entire processing chain at the joint get-together. Make new contacts with farmers, processors or representatives of the food retail trade. Expand your business environment and gain interesting insights into ‘plant cultivation out of the box’ during your visit to the 55-hectare outdoor area.

Further highlights on this topic will also take place on this day in the DLG forums as part of the specialist programme.

Overview of the programme

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Plant proteins - all about the new superstars! What does the food industry need?

Plant proteins in food technology processing - properties and requirements
Dr Alexander Stephan, Consultant for the food industry

Practical example: Cultivation and marketing of domestic peas from a retail perspective
Peter Josef Gormanns, Buir Bliesheimer Agrargenossenschaft eG

Panel discussion
Participants: Dr Alexander Stephan (Consultant), asked (GoodMills), Benedikt Sprenker (farmer), Peter Josef Gormanns (Buir Bliesheimer Agrargenossenschaft eG)

from 11.30 a.m. Get-together at the UFOP stand
Discussion on experiences in the trade and processing of domestic grain legumes as well as lunch and drinks.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wheat production and marketing with added value for all processing stages

Market overview
Dr Peter Haarbeck, Association of German Mills

Importance of regionally produced baked goods in the food retail sector
Robert Pudelko, Schwarz Group

Presentation of a ‘best practice example’ - marketing regionally produced wheat with added value
Ralph Seibold, Schapfenmühle

Panel discussion
Participants: Robert Pudelko (Schwarz Group), Ralph Seibold (Schapfenmühle), Dr Uwe Bretschneider (WBack), Norbert Lötz (Harry Brot), Roman Möbus (Raiffeisen AgriTrading)

from 13:30 Get-together at the RWZ stand afterwards
Presentation of the RWZ project ‘Climate Partner Agriculture’ - review and outlook, opportunities, risks of the project - participants Christoph Leufen (RWZ), other project participants (BASF, farmers)

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Organic market on the move: Prospects for the organic value chain

Panel discussion
Participants: Volker Krause (Bohlsener Mühle - processor), Simon Bolten (Biohof Bolten - organic farmer), Dr Karl Kempkens (Head of the Organic Food Industry Division at the BMEL), Gunter Weiss (Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH - trade)

Flexibility in marketing - the key to successful organic farming
Simon Bolten (Biohof Bolten - organic farmer, member of the DLG Organic Farming Committee)

The need to support and relieve the burden on medium-sized processors and their importance for the development of the organic market and the regions
Volker Krause (Bohlsener Mühle and board member for the production of BÖLW processors)

Organic specialised trade scores in an environment of increasing price sensitivity with a comprehensive sustainability approach and long-term partnerships
Gunter Weiss (Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH - Trade)

Strong organic value chains: Building block of a comprehensive agricultural, food and economic policy
Dr Karl Kempkens (Head of Division Organic Food Economy at the BMEL)