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Biodynamic Agriculture

Project Development

Our partners

merckens development support maintains close cooperation with a worldwide network of partners.

The Biodinamic Federation Demeter International e.V. (BFDI) is the international umbrella organization of the worldwide biodynamic movement.

merckens development support cooperates with the BFDI in various areas and implements projects in many countries on behalf of the BFDI. 

Klaus Merckens is an accredited Demeter consultant and member of the ART committee of the BFDI.

Biofrusan`s activities are centred on the procurement and distribution of certified organic fresh fruit and nut products. One focus is on Demeter certified bananas and lemons from the Dominican Republic.

merckens development support cooperates with Biofrusan in several projects and provides advisory services to  Biofrusan`s partners  on biodynamic cultivation methods and sustainable water management.

Biovisio GmbH is a producer and trader of certified organic products with a focus on dried fruits and nuts.

Biovisio maintains long-term partnerships with growers worldwide, ensuring them a stable market access and transparency along the value chain for consumers.

merckens development support provides advisory services to Biovisio and its partner projects on cultivation planning and the optimization of local certification procedures.

The Asociación Agro-Cultura Con Respeto is a Spanish association with the aim of promoting biodynamic agriculture.

merckens development support has been cooperating with Con Respeto for many years in various projects and offers training and education.

Klaus Merckens is a founding and board member.  

HHK operates several organic and Demeter certified banana plantations in Colombia. HHK is a pioneer on the way to plastic-free banana production. 

merckens development support supports HHK in the implementation of projects to introduce plastic-free banana production. In addition, merckens development support offers advisory services to HHK on bio-dynamic cultivation methods.  

Voelkel Gmbh is a juice producer that maintains long-term partnerships with its worldwide cultivation partners.

merckens development support provides advisory services for Voelkel and its partner projects on cultivation planning and organic and biodynamic farming methods and supports the farms on their way to Demeter certification.

Plantaciones del Norte is a banana and lemon producer and exporter from the Dominican Republic. The plantations are certified organic and partly Demeter.

merckens development support cooperates with Plantaciones del Norte in several projects and provides support in the areas of biodynamic cultivation methods and sustainable water management, among others.

BioTropic is a specialist in the cultivation, import and Europe-wide sale of organic fruits and vegetables from five continents.In the Dominican Republic, Biotropic has established the “Ecological Center Cibao”, a research and education center for sustainable environmental management.

merckens development support has been conducting regular training courses there for the biodynamic initiatives of the Dominican Republic.

In cooperation with Aquilino Franco Rodriguez our local colleague, Klaus Merckens provides advisory services for Biotropic’s cultivation projects in all matters concerning Demeter and biodynamics.

AWS is a global association of members from companies, non-governmental organizations and the public sector. AWS promotes, recognizes and rewards sustainable water management performance, for every type of organization and every type of water use. Members help conserve local water resources by adopting and promoting a universal framework for sustainable water use – the International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard).

merckens development cooperates with AWS in the pilot project for sustainable water management in banana plantations in the Dominican Republic.

Klaus Merckens is an accredited AWS specialist.  

Weiling GmbH has been an organic pioneer since 1975 and is now a leading wholesaler for the independent organic retail.

Weiling attaches importance to long-term trade relations with suppliers.

Merckens development cooperates with Weiling in implementing various cultivation projects and conducts internal supplier audits.

Projekte

Sustainable water management in the Dominican Republic

» AWS Pilotproject: Agricultural products sold in German supermarkets often come from other regions of the world that suffer particularly from water shortages, water pollution, …

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Plastic-free banana cultivation in Colombia

» develoPPP Project: merckens development support gmbh is supporting Hirsholmen Handeskompagni A/S (HHK) in the implementation of a project in Colombia funded under the BMZ’s …

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Inclutrain – person-centred vocational training

» ERASMUS+ Project: merckens development support gmbh acts as project coordinator for transnational projects funded under the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union. These include …

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Training and exchange of experiences on organic and biodynamic agriculture

» ERASMUS+ Project: Merckens development support gmbh acts as project coordinator for transnational projects funded under the ERASMUS+ program of the European Union. This includes …

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