Organic advisory services

This list of organic advisory services in Europe was compiled by the partners of the OK-Net Ecofeed project. It is not complete yet. 

Additions should be sent to helga.willer(at)fibl.org.

Austria

Bio Austria

Organic Austria

Koordination und Leitung der Beratung // Coordination and management of consulting
Christa Gröss
Auf der Gugl 3/3
4021 Linz
Austria
T +43 732 654884-250
F +43 732 654884-140
christa.groess@bio-austria.at
office(at)bio-austria.at
www.bio-austria.at


Coordination of organic advisory service of the producer association BIO Austria.

Bio Forschung Austria

Bio Forschung Austria
Eva Erhart
Esslinger Hauptstrasse 132-134
1220 Vienna
Austria
T +43 1 4000 49150
office@bioforschung.at
office(at)bio-austria.at
www.bioforschung.at

BIO FORSCHUNG AUSTRIA is a non-profit, non-university research institution supported by the City of Vienna. Its goals are improvement of organic farming by interdisciplinary research, in close cooperation with farmers and advisors, and informing urban consumers about the advantages of organic farming.

Bioberatung Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich

Organic advisory service Austrian chamber of agriculture

Schauflergasse 6
1015 Wien
Austria
+43 (1) 53 441 - 0
office(at)lk-oe.at
www.lko.at/bio

Organic advisory service for Austria with contact information for advisors, tools and information

 

Bionet Österreich

Bionet Austria

Kranzler, Andreas
Doblhoffgasse 7/10
1010 Wien
Austria
+43 2742-259-6101
info(at)bio-net.at
www.bio-net.at

"Bionet" is a network of organic "transfer farms" managed by several organisations. In close cooperation with farmers, consultants and scientists, current research results and farm experience are tested for their practical suitability under Austrian site conditions.

 

Belgium

BioForum

Sector organisation of organic agriculture & food

BioForum vzw
info(at)bioforum.be
www.bioforum.be 


Sector organisation of organic agriculture & food: farmers, processors, distributors, wholesale distribution, retail and food services.

Bioforum Wallonie

Organic forum Wallonie 

Biowallonie asbl
Rue du Séminaire 22, Boîte 1
5000 Namur
Belgium
 +32 081 281-010 
info(at)biowallonie.be 
www.biowallonie.com


Assist organic player, with focus on producers, whether they are already organic or in conversion, provide personalised advice, thematic training, support cooperatives and provide information on innovative techniques to support farmers.

CCBT - Coordinatiecentrum praktijkgericht onderzoek en voorlichting Biologische Teelt

Coordination Centre for practice-oriented research in organic farming

Carmen Landuyt
CCBT vzw
Karreweg 6
9770 Kruishoutem
+32 (0)9 381 86 86
info@ccbt.be
http://www.ccbt.be/

CCBT is the 'coordination centre for applied research and extension on organic agriculture' and is part of the 'Strategic Action Plan for Organic Farming' of the Flemish Government.

INAGRO - Onderzoek & Adveis in Land & Tunbouw

Research & advice in agriculture & horticulture

Leperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke-Beitem
Belgium
T +32 51 273200
F +32 51 240020
info(at)inagro.be 
www.inagro.be 


Practical research for organic farming on their own experimental farm and on-farm with farmers. Provides extension, advisory service, and supports state and European research institutions.

Vlaams Agrarisch Centrum (VAC)

Flemish agricultural centre

BIO Bedrijfsadvies // Organic business advice
Ambachtsweg 20
9820 Merelbeke
Belgium
 +32 92 525919
vac(at)vac.eu 
www.vacvzw.be 


They offer courses in Dutch for farmers wishing to convert to organic farming.

Germany

General

Beraterfortbildungen

Training for advisors

Bruder, Vera
Weinstrasse Süd 51
69098 Bad Dürkheim
Germany
+49 6322 98979228
vera.bruder(at)fibl.org
www.soel.de

Training and courses for organic advisors in Germany coordinated by FiBL Projekte GmbH and funded under the Federal Scheme for Organic and other forms of Sustainable Agriculture.

KTBL - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ökologischer Landbau (ÖL)

Working group for organic farming

Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e.V. (KTBL) // Board of Trustees for Technology and Construction Industry in Agriculture
Dr. Ulrike Klöble
Bartningstraße 49
64289 Darmstadt
Germany
 +49 61 5170-010
ktbl(at)ktbl.de 
www.ktbl.de


A registered organic agriculture association. It is promoted by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The group provides services for organic farmers, advisors and further actors.

Traineeprogramm Öko-Landbau - Ausbildung in der Öko-Beratung, Kontrolle, Verarbeitung

Trainee program organic farming – training in organic consulting, inspection and processing

Projektbüro Traineeprogramm Ökolandbau, FiBL Projekte GmbH
Simone Windhagen
Auf dem Kreuz 58
86152 Augsburg
Germany
 +49 821 3468-0161
info(at)traineeprogramm-oekolandbau.de   
www.traineeprogramm-oekolandbau.de     


Training for graduates in the field of organic agriculture.

By Organic Organisation

Biokreis – Beratung

Biokreis advisory service

Beratung für Landwirtschaft & Imkerei // Consulting for Agriculture & Beekeeping
Biokreis Geschäftsstelle Passau
Stelzlhof 1
94034 Passau
Germany
+49 851 75 650-0
info(at)biokreis.de    
www.biokreis.de


Organic advisory service from the Biokreis association.

Bioland Fachberatung

Bioland specialised advisory service

Manek, Gwendolyn 
Kaiserstr. 18
55116 Mainz
Germany
T +49 613123 9790
F +49 6131 239 79 27
info(at)bioland.de
www.bioland.de/erzeuger/praxisforschung

Advisory service of the producer organisation Bioland with specialists in all regions of Germany and South Tyrol.

Biopark – Beratung

Biopark - advisory service

Biopark e.V. 
Rövertannen 13
18273 Güstrow
Germany
+49 03843 2450 30
info(at)biopark.de 
www.biopark.de


A farmer association working closely with nature conservation organizations, providing organic advisory services to members.

Demeter Beratung e.V.

Demeter advisory service

Hauptstraße 82 
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen 
Germany
+49 0711 40054-800 
beratung(at)demeter.de 
www.demeter.de/beratung


Organic advisory and consulting services from biodynamic farming association. 

Ecoland e.V.

Haller Straße 20
74549 Wolpertshausen
Germany
+49 07904 97 970
info(at)ecoland.de  
www.ecoland.de


Organic farmer association located in German states, Hohenlohe and Baden-Württemberg.

Ecovin - Bundesverband Ökologischer Weinbau e.V.

Ecovin - Federal association of organic viticulture

Wormser Straße 162
55276 Oppenheim
Germany
+49 61 33 16 40
info(at)ecovin.de 
www.ecovin.de 


Association of organic winegrowers providing advice on organic viticulture.

Gäa e. V. - Vereinigung ökologischer Landbau

Organic farming association

Brockhausstrasse 4
01099 Dresden
Germany
+49 351-401 23 89
info(at)gaea.de
www.gaea.de

Organic producer organisation providing advice for organic producers in Germany, with a focus on Eastern Germany, and South Tyrol, Italy.

Naturland: Öko-Beratungs Gesellschaft mbH - Fachberatung für Naturland Betriebe

Organic consulting company – Technical advice for Naturland farmers

Eichethof 1
85411 Hohenkammer
Germany
T +49 08137 6372-900
F +49 08137 6372-919
info(at)naturland.de 
www.naturland.de


Organic producer organisation providing advice for organic producers in Germany.

Verbund Ökohöfe e. V.

Organic farm network

Ritterstrasse 12
39164 Stadt Wanzleben-Börde
Germany
+49 39209-53799
info(at)verbund-oekohoefe.de
www.verbund-oekohoefe.de

Organic producer organisation providing advice for organic producers in Germany with a focus on Central and Northern Germany. Providing certification, networking and knowledge exchange surrounding organic agriculture. 

By Federal State

Baden-Württemberg

Öko-Beratung Baden-Württemberg e.V. (ÖBBW)

Organic consulting Baden-Württemberg

c/o AOEL Geschäftsstelle
Dr. Christian Eichert 
Schelztorstraße 49 
73728 Esslingen
Germany
+49 711 55093-969 
christian.eichert(at)bioland.de 
www.oebbw.de

 
Advice for organic farmers in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

Bavaria

Ökologischer Landbau - Staatliche Beratung

Organic farming – State consulting

c/o Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten
Ludwigstraße 2
80539 München
Germany
+49 89 2182-0
www.stmelf.bayern.de


Consulting services for organic farmers in the federal state of Bavaria.

Brandenburg

Fördergemeinschaft ökologischer Landbau Berlin-Brandenburg e. V.

Organic farming support association

Marienstrasse 19-20
10117 Berlin
Germany
+49 30 2848 2440
info(at)foel.de 
www.bio-berlin-brandenburg.de

Regional portal all about organic agriculture. Offers support and education for organic farmers.

Ökolandbau-Beratung Brandenburg

Organic agriculture consulting services Brandenburg

Beate Hallau
Ladeburger Chaussee 24
16321 Bernau
Germany
+49 33 385 541 
info(at)oeko-landbau-beratung.de 
www.oekolandbau.de


Organic farming consulting in the federal state of Brandenburg.
 

Hessen

Landesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hesse (LLH) Ökologischer Landbau

State agriculture Hessen – Organic farming

Dr. Ute Williges
Kölnische Straße 48-50 
34117 Kassel
Germany
+49 6421 4056-903
zentrale(at)llh.hessen.de 
www.llh.hessen.de


Advisory service for the federal state of Hesse.
 

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

ÖKORING - Versuchs- und Beratungsring Ökologischer Landbau im Norden e.V.

Eco, experimental and advisory association for organic agriculture in northern Germany

Götz Daniel
Grüner Kamp 15-17
24768 Rendsburg
Germany
+49 4331 333 460
info(at)oekoring-sh.de 
www.oekoring-sh.de


Organic farming advice in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Niedersachsen - Lower Saxony

Kompetenzzentrum Ökolandbau Niedersachsen GmbH

Competence center organic agriculture Lower Saxony

Bahnhofstr.15b
27374 Visselhövede
Germany
 T +49 426 295 9300
 F +49 4262 9593 77
info(at)oeko-komp.de 
www.oeko-komp.de


Organic advice for farmers in Lower Saxony.

Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen

Chamber of agriculture Lower Saxony

Mars-la-Tour-Straße 1-13
26121 Oldenburg
Germany
T +49 44 18 010
F +49 441 801 180
info(at)lwk-niedersachsen.de 
www.lwk-niedersachsen.de


Advisory service in the federal state of Lower Saxony.

Nordrhein - Westfalen

Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen

Chamber of agriculture North Rhine-Westphalia

Referent für ökologischen Land- und Gartenbau // Consultant for organic farming and gardening
Dr. Karl Kempkens
Nevinghoff 40
48147 Münster
Germany
T +49 251 2376-0
F +49 251 2376-521
info(at)lwk.nrw.de 
www.landwirtschaftskammer.de


State advisory service for organic farming and demonstration.

Ökolandbau NRW - Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen

Organic agriculture North Rhine-Westphalia 

info(at)oekolandbau.nrw.de 
www.oekolandbau.nrw.de


Website with inforrmation on the private and state advisory services in North-Rhine Westphalia. 

 

Rheinland Pfalz

Biolandbau Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland e. V.

Organic agriculture Rheinland Pfalz/Saarland

Kompetenzzentrum Ökologischer Landbau - Dienstleistungszentrum Rheinhessen-Nahe-Hunsrück (DLR R-N-H)

Competence center for organic agriculture in Rhineland-Palatinate

Christine Zillger
Rüdesheimer Str. 60-68
55545 Bad Kreuznach
Germany
 +49 671 820 415
www.oekolandbau.rlp.de


State advisory service for organic farming and demonstration in Rhineland-Palatinate. 

Saarland

Sachsen

Sachsen-Anhalt

Schleswig Holstein

ÖKORING - Versuchs- und Beratungsring Ökologischer Landbau im Norden e.V.

Eco, experimental and advisory association for organic agriculture in northern Germany

Götz Daniel
Grüner Kamp 15-17
24768 Rendsburg
Germany
+49 433 133 3460
info(at)oekoring-sh.de 
www.oekoring-sh.dewww.oekoring-sh.de/beratungsfoerderung


Organic farming advice in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Thüringen

Liechtenstein

Klaus Büchel Anstalt - Ingenieurbüro für Agrar- und Umweltberatung

Klaus Büchel Institution – Engineering office for agricultural and environmental consulting

Wegacker 5 / Postfach 54
9493 Mauren
Liechtenstein
T +423 375 90 50
F +423 375 90 51 
kba(at)kba.li 
www.kba.li


Technical and scientific consulting for companies and private institutions. 

Luxemburg

IBLA - Institut fir biologësch Landwirtschaft an Agrarkultur Luxemburg

Institute for organic agriculture Luxemburg

27, Op der Schanz
L-6225 Altrier
Luxemburg
T +35 2 261513-88
F +35 2 261513-86
info(at)ibla.lu 
www.ibla.lu


A competence centre for research and training in organic agriculture and viticulture.

Moldova

Ministerul Agriculturii, Dezvoltării Regionale și Mediului

Ministry of agriculture, regional development and environment of Republic of Moldova (MARDE)

Head of service for organic production and products of origin - Marcela Stahi Constantin
Tănase, 9 Street
Chisinau
Moldova
+373 22 204-524
madrm(at)madrm.gov.md

​Development of legislative acts, the promotion and monitoring of policies in the field of organic farming and organic agri-food products. Generalization of data and information in organic farm field.

Moldova organic value chain alliance (MOVCA)

Director executive Natalia Papuc
Căpriana 50, Street, ASEM, bloc C, of. 323 (3rd floor)
Chisinau
Moldova
+373 79988488/ +373 78228877
info(at)movca.org
www.movca.md

A non-governmental, membership-based business association for organic agriculture and food products in the Republic of Moldova. Its members include producers, processors, exporters, consultants, retailers, active consumers, organizations other stakeholders. MOVCA’s members work together as allies through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming practices and to share messages about the positive environmental and nutritional attributes of organic products with consumers, the media, and policymakers.

Prograin Organic L.L.C

General Director Spartac Chilat
42 Albisoara Street, 3rd floor
Chisinau
Moldova
T/F +373 22 780-123
office(at)prograinorganic.com
www.prograinorganic.com

​PROGRAIN ORGANIC will become a regional European leader in organic agri-food products trading and production with important contribution to training farmers, as well as research and development to better integrate the East with West. Thanks to the support provided, 63 farmers of Prograin Organic from 23 districts have succeeded to export the organic products to the European Union.

Romania

Asociaţia Bioagricultorilor Din România Bioterra

The Romanian association of bioagriculturists Bioterra

Dr. Cornel Man
376 Strada Pricipala
407281 Luna de Sus, jud. Cluj
Romania
+4 0264 266 606
bioterra(at)internet.ro
www.bioterra.org.ro

Consultancy on organic agriculture and farmer training.

ASOCIAȚIA EcoR PARTENER

The association EcoR partener - resource center for the promotion and marketing of organic certified products

Teodora Aldescu
50 Dionisie Lupu, sector 1
Bucuresti 010458
Romania
T +4 0745 076 600
F + 40 318171136
info(at)ecor.ro
www.ecor2011.weebly.com

Promotion and development of organic agriculture - consulting and research - farmer training.

Asociația operatorilor din agricultura ecologică - Bio România

The association of organic agriculture operators - Bio Romania

Avraham Marian Cioceanu
254 Mihai Eminescu, sector 2
Bucuresti
Romania
+4 0752 077 800
office.bio.romania(at)gmail.com
www.bio-romania.org

Consultancy regarding sustainable development of organic agriculture and the Romanian rural area, promoting the consumption of certified organic food, training for farmers and other entrepreneurs in rural areas, consumer education information, raising consumer awareness on the benefits of organic farming for both human health and environment protection.

Asociația Proecologic Sistem

The association proecological system

Ion Petre
233 Mihai Eminescu
Brazi, jud. Prahova
Romania
+4 0722 735 901
office(at)proecologicsistem.com
www.bioconceptvaleaprahovei.ro

Consulting services regarding: ecological certification, registration for dietary supplements, food analysis and European funds.

Asociația Română Pentru Agricultură Durabilă (ARAD)

The Romanian association for sustainable agriculture

Dr. ing. Ion Toncea
1 N. Titulescu 
915200 Fundulea, jud. Călărași
Romania
+4 0724 384 301
www.agriculturadurabila.ro

Consultancy regarding the design of agroecosystems, promoting and implementing the norms of sustainable agriculture, theoretical and applied training of farmers and other entrepreneurs in rural areas.

Federatia Nationala de Agricultura Ecologica

The national federation of organic agriculture (FNAE)

Dr. Avram Fitiu
3-5 Manastur
Cluj, jud. Cluj
Romania
+4 0757 727 111
fnae2000(at)yahoo.com
www.fnae2000.weebly.com

Promotion and development of organic agriculture, consulting and research, farmer training, demo fields and experimental farms.

Slovenia

Institut za trajnostni razvoj

Institute for Sustainable Development

Dr. Anamarija Slabe
Metelkova 6
1000 Lubljana
Slovenia
+386 041 725 991 
info(at)itr.sianamarija.slabe(at)itr.si   
www.itr.si 


Research, training, and consulting in organic agriculture and sustainable development. 

Spain

Ecovalia - Asociación Valor Ecológico, CAAE

Ecological value association

Évelyne Alcázar Marín
Edificio Insur Avenida Diego Martínez Barrio nº 10, 1ª planta, módulo 12
41013 Sevilla 
Spain
+34 955 018 961
info(at)ecovalia.org
www.ecovalia.org

A non-profit organisation that promotes organic farming and responsible consumption, with true spirit of leadership and service to society.  ECOVALIA is one of the leading organizations in Europe both in number of associates and in number of indicatives focused on the development of the organic sector. Ecovalia is involved in many national projects and activities for the promotion of the organic agriculture and to setup the strategy for the organic sector in Spain. Moreover, ECOVALIA organizes different presential and online training courses and seminars on organic farming and related topics to organic farmers and other stakeholders. ECOVALIA performs market research, and provides technical support for its members.

Junta de Andalucía. Consejería de Agriultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Desarrollo Sostenible

Ministry of agriculture, livestock, fisheries and sustainable development

Calle Tabladilla, s/n
41071 Sevilla
Spain
inquiry email: www.juntadeandalucia.es
www.juntadeandalucia.es/organismos
 

Counseling for Organic Production in Andalusia is a network of technicians who offer advice to organic production operators and people interested in converting to organic production in Andalusia. Main activities:

  • Advice, information, and dissemination on organic production (agriculture, livestock, and agro-industries) in the technical aspects of production and management.
  • Interpretation of regulations on the control and certification procedure, product labelling and public support lines.
  • Preparation of instructions, circulars, strategic lines, technical sheets, etc.
  • Promotional activities, information and dissemination of organic food (BioCórdoba, among others), in courses and workshops.
  • Dissemination on social networks of news and activities of interest in Andalusia on the Facebook account of Ecological Production-Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Organization of Agroecology Classrooms.

La Red de Asesoramiento en Producción Ecológica de Extremadura

The advisory network on ecological production of Extremadura

Extremadura
Spain
+34 927 017 466
www.juntaex.es

Organized by The Ministry of Environment and Rural, Agrarian Policies and Territory. In each of the three areas, a specialized technician advises farmers, ranchers and companies in registration or updating in the ecological registry, associated agri-environmental aids, administrative procedures, organic certification, specific training and other activities that help the growth and empowerment of the organic sector in Extremadura.

Switzerland

AGRIDEA - Landwirtschaftliche Beratungszentrale Lindau (LBL)

Agriculture advisory service Lindau

French-speaking
Agriculture biologique et biodiversité // Organic Agriculture and Biodiversity
Groupe Production Végétale et Environnement // Plant Producation and Environment Group
Ludovic Piccot
Jordils 1
1001 Lausanne
Switzerland
+41 21 619 44 24 (direct)
+41 21 619 44 00 (central)
contact(at)agridea.ch 

German-speaking
Biolandbau-Beratung // Organic Farming Advice
Eschikon 28
8315 Lindau
Switzerland
T +41 52 354 97 00
F +41 52 354 97 97
kontakt(at)agridea.ch  

Italian-speaking
La Centrale di consulenza agricola // The agricultural advisory centre
A Ramél 18
6593 Cadenazzo 
Switzerland
T +41 91 858 19 66
F +41 91 850 20 41
contatto(at)agridea.ch

www.agridea.ch


Promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience between extension services, research, practice, administration and politics. This public/private partnership organization trains consultants, organises networks, and produces education materials, developing new methods for consulting and further education.

Bioberater-Vereinigung (BBV), Sekretariat

Association of organic advisors, secretariat

c/o Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL) // Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Robert Obrist
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Switzerland
T +41 62 8657221
F +41 62 8657273
robert.obrist(at)fibl.org 
www.bioberatung.ch


Coordination of the Swiss organic advisors.

Departement für Beratung, Bildung und Kommunikation, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau

Department of extention, training and communication, Research institute of organic agriculture

Obrist, Robert
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Switzerland
+41 62 865 72 72
robert.obrist(at)fibl.org
www.bioberatung.ch

Extension service of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

Schweizerische Bioberater*innen-Vereinigung

Swiss association of organic farming advisors

Obrist, Robert
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Switzerland
+41 62 865 72 72
robert.obrist(at)fibl.org
www.bioberatung.ch

The Swiss Association of Organic Farming Advisors promotes the regional, national and international exchange of experience among organic farming consultants by organising events and maintaining networks.

 

United Kingdom

The Soil Association

Spear House 51 Victoria Street
BS1 6AD Bristol
U.K.
+0117 314 5100
Producersupport(at)soilassociation.org
www.soilassociation.org


​Producer support team gives advice about organic conversion and advises organic farmers.