The Bioland market partners have founded a further association as a subdivision of the Bioland association: the Bioland Partner association. This is intended to ensure that manufacturers, processors and traders are more closely integrated into the association’s work.

For four years, Bioland has been working on finding a way to integrate the approximately 1,200 market partners more closely into the association. In autumn 2019, the Federal Delegates’ Assembly of Bioland e.V. then passed the resolution to found a Bioland Partner e.V., which has now been established. In addition, the association established the Federal Expert Committee “Processing” in May.

Votes of the partners

The Bioland partners are satisfied: “We are very happy to have a voice in the association now”, says for example Theresia Sanktjohanser, managing director of the meat product company Quint. “In the new form, we have many more opportunities to support the general association, to collaborate on the producer guidelines and to intensively exchange information together”. And Volker Krause, Managing Director of Bohlsener Mühle, emphasizes the importance of “long-term cooperation along the entire value chain and at fair conditions for all”. With the new association, the partners would be able to shape their work even better and exert influence on the whole association.

Management and Board of Directors

Berit Gölitzer, who is already working in an advisory capacity for the organic producers, processors and traders in the Regional Association East, will take over the management. She works together with the board of directors, which consists of five persons. At the Federal Delegates Assembly of Bioland e.V. the Bioland partner e.V. is entitled to six voting delegate seats. Decisions on guidelines remain within the competence of this assembly. From 2022 onwards, the membership of the market partners in Bioland-Partner e.V. will be binding; new market partners will already belong to it by contract from now on.