GQW Conference Cottbus

Last week the annual conference of the Society for Quality Science took place in the beautiful Lübbenau Castle in Lübbenau in the Spreewald. The theme of this year’s event was development trends in quality management. In addition to numerous representatives from colleges and universities from all over Germany, EQA was also represented. With its contribution…

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Interview with Dr. Klaus Becker

Dr. Klaus Becker Since a long years term Dr. Becker is working as  an officially authorised and sworn expert  for  soil science and soil protection by the appointment of the  Chamber of Agriculture from the federal  state of North Rhine-Westphalia . He has an expert and engineers office for damage analysis and prevention thereof which…

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Interview with Mrs. Dr. Brase und Mrs. Dr. Bajorat from the Network Focus on Animal Welfare

In the Network Focus on Animal Welfare, specialized knowledge is bundled nationwide for the first time. Exchange of experience between practitioners, scientists, consultants, and other groups is organized, and networking promoted. The aim of the project is to support farms regarding animal welfare, environmentally responsible, sustainable, and future-oriented livestock farming. To provide the exchange of…

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EQAsce connects networks and initiatives for Europe: Call for participation in Europe-wide study

The “FoodSafety4EU” project addresses consumer requirements for food product information. In a current survey, you are asked to give your estimation of food safety aspects. The evaluation of the survey should lead to better information, more comprehensible content and overall improved communication between production and buyers. EQAsce is also working on corresponding strategies in the…

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Interview with Mrs. Marlies Becker, Lloyd’s Register

EQAsce asked Mrs. Marlies Becker from Lloyd’s Register questions about the joint development of a new standard. Ms. Becker has been a lead auditor, lead trainer and project manager for Lloyd’s Register Deutschland GmbH since 2015. Her focus is on quality, environmental, occupational health and safety management and Safety Culture Ladder. After studying teaching and…

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Start into the digital future

At EQAsce’s virtual 7th General Assembly on May 6th, 2021, members looked back on a successful 2020 despite numerous challenges due to the Corona pandemic. The Board of Directors and Supervisory Board highlighted that their strategy worked last year: since the beginning of the global Corona crisis and the increased financial threats to farms and…

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Digitalization and livestock-strategy in focus

Extensive change processes in value added chains for products of animal origin have been initiated by EIP.NRW-project GeTie – joint effort for animal welfare – since the consortium has started its work in the past year. Project partners are seven livestock farms and sector experts from four enterprises and science. Together they assume that in…

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Interview with Mrs. Stephanie Krieger-Güss

EQAsce has spoken to Mrs. Stephanie Krieger-Güss who has experience in the field of management systems in the agri and food sector (quality, working security and environment) for over 20 years. She is working at SHEQON Managementsystems as a management consultant, coach, and lecturer. Here, she gives advise for undertakings for enforcing management systems and…

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EQAsce at the Spring Seminar of the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (MEX)

During the spring seminars of the Mexican University of Chapingo, EQAsce has gotten the chance to present its strategy and current projects. The audiences – students from different Latin American countries, professors, representatives from politics and economy, EQAsce-member Christian Kenntner talked about the latest developments of the European Qualification Alliance. The seminar series is meant…

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Interview with Mr. Philipowski from ENFIT

Mr. Hans-Dieter Philipowski, International Association ENFIT EQAsce has spoken to Hans-Dieter Philipowski. He is a master in process engineering and is active as an entrepreneur in engineering design and the construction of technologies for tank and container cleaning systems since 1990. In 2004 he founded the international association ENFIT of which he is the president…

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EQAsce Interview | Dr. Beate Conrady

Prof. Dr. Beate Conrady EQAsce has spoken to triple-award-winner Dr. Beate Conrady. She does research and teaching in the field of Animal Health Economics and Epidemiology as well as perform e.g. vulnerability analyses at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna and the University of Bonn.   EQAsce: Which projects of yours have been awarded with the…

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Start for EuroTier 2021 digital

Since today, about 1.400 exhibitors take part in the EuroTier – not at the usual meeting point at Hannover but digitally. 300 professional events will take place via video stream, there is chance for exchange of ideas and discussion via online channels for representers of organizations, associations and enterprises with the specialist audience. For taking…

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Three prices for Dr. agr. Beate Conrady

EQAsce recognized lecturer Dr. Beate Conrady has won three prices: The friedns of Vetmeduni Vienne association awarded her the Armin Tschermak von Seysenegg-price. This is an award given to young scientists by the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. Additionally, Dr. Conrady was awarded the Karl-Innitzer-Preis 2020, which is given to her by the Archdiocese Vienna.…

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Interview EQAsce I Interview of the month January

Dr. med. vet. Björn Petersen. University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Germany). Photo © Christine Weidemann, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut To the start of the new year, EQAsce has spoken to Dr. med. vet. Björn Petersen: Since 2011 he is a lecturer at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Germany), has done many EU- and DFG-funded research projects among…

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EQAsce paving the future for pig-farmers through a platform-cooperative

In the past years, EQAsce has developed several strategies for pig-farming. These include health management, crisis management, digitalization and its chances and communication. Parts of all fields, ideas, and initiatives flow into ongoing developments: The development of a platform cooperative. EQAsce is the first to create a new level of joint management in this field.…

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Interview of the month November

Johan Zandbergen EQAsce has spoken to Johan Zandbergen from ChainPoint, our partner in “GeTie”, an EIP.NRW-project. We asked Johan to tell us about the latest developments at ChainPoint.   EQAsce: From the very beginning, ChainPoint’s platform has always helped organisations to get an overall view of the whole value chain and of supply chains. What…

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Discussion about innovation in Europe

EQAsce and its members and partners are up to date with their projects and initiatives – that has not only become obvious through the corona-pandemic. Also, digital research projects have come into focus of the current discussions on an international level. This is stressed by the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture…

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Live-online-seminar-series through cooperative power

Jointly with GenoAkademy and TiGA eV in cooperative cooperation., EQAsce has performed more than 25 information-events between April and October 2020. This has been made on account of BZL and BRS. These events had been planed as presence performances. Since the corona pandemic caused different restrictions, those events had been moved to online platforms. The…

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AnimaRes is new partner for improving animal welfare

The company AnimaRes is located in Bonn and designs/programs 3d-models and applications for augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality. It is specialized upon pharmaceutical, medical, and bio-technologic topics. In cooperation with EQAsce, a team works on shifting trainings for qualification not only into online offerings but into a new dimension of communication of content.…

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EQAsce-website available in Spanish

Since April 2020 you can see all EQAsce activities online in English. Now, there is also a Spanish version to the site. This addresses all people interested in the ongoing developments of our projects in all Spanish-speaking countries. Thus, the aim of EQAsce – to harmonize qualification – can be transferred on an international level.…

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Interview of the month – August

Dr. Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke, Mesopartner PartG Mr. Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke is consultant for international development cooperation and founding member of Mesopartner PartG. He has been living in Argentina for the past 17 years – since June 2020 he is back in Germany. His thematic focuses are sustainable economic development and quality infrastructure. Regularly, he publishes articles for…

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Summer interview

The first half of the year is over and it has been a hard and exceptional one for all members and employees of the European cooperative EQAsce. It was shaped by the corona pandemic which lead to a lockdown for months, working at home and daily phone- and video conferences.   EQAsce: How did the…

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EQAsce starts 200-days-testing

Today – Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 – the 200-days-testing of the EQAsce-service-packages including the digital cards has started. For over a year, EQAsce and its partners from economy and science have developed a concept for this digital setup. The Digital Cards are functioning as a key to a secure database that saves personalized certificates of…

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Interview with Prof. Dr. Ema Maldonado-Simán, The Chapingo Autonomous University, Mexico

Prof. Dr. Emma Maldonado-Simán Prof. Dr. Ema Maldonado-Simán is a university professor at the Postgraduate Program in Animal Production, Department of Animal Husbandry, Chapingo Autonomous University, Mexico and EQAsce-member. Her academic and research interests focus on Safety and Quality of Livestock Products and Animal Welfare, leading and collaborating with national and international research projects on…

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EQAsce in interview with Dr. Rike Huber

EQAsce has met Mrs. Dr. Rike Huber who is medical specialist for microbiology, virology infection epidemiology at Dr. Wisplinghoff laboratory. Since last year, Mrs. Huber is EQAsce-member. In the past she has been an EQAsce-expert for One Health at many congresses. Connected to the current Corona-crisis-situation she is in great demand and advises the EQAsce…

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Investments into animal welfare shall pay off in the future

EIP-Project „GeTie“ has started Bonn/Geldern Close to the town of Geldern, the operational group of the “GeTie”-project has started its work. “GeTie” is an abbreviation for the German “Gemeinschaftsleistung Tierwohl” which in translation means “joint effort for animal welfare”. This project is funded by the EU and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia for the…

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60 new EQA-members with a special status

On the last day of lectures during the winter semester 2019/2020 at the University of Bonn, students of nutrition technology, human nutrition, animal sciences, crop plant sciences and agricultural & food economics received their EQA junior membership card from Prof. Dr. Petersen. At the beginning of the semester, those students agreed to contribute actively to…

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New label for One Health in the USA

A new label for products of animal origin seeks to help on taking shopping-decisions for consumers. According to a notification, up to now consumers think about living conditions, animal welfare, health issues and much more when buying a product. Existing labels that want to help finding the right things concentrate on specific aspects. The One…

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Project „Cooperation for animal welfare“ is ready to start

EQAsce, as lead partner, initiated the project with the abbreviation “GeTie” (from its German title GEmeinschaftsleistung TIErwohl). The operational group of twelve partners is now receiving almost half a million Euros from the EIP.NRW (European Innovation Partnership) funding programme. The aspect of “responsibility for animal welfare” along the whole “pork” value added chain will be…

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Lifelong learning as main topic at the ASIIN-conference 2019

EQAsce-member Christian Kenntner has presented the initiative “Digital Academic Career Card” at the annual conference of ASIIN e.V. (accreditation, certification) at Dresden. The conference dealt with the latest developments in the field of “lifelong learning” like the arising of boot-camps in the European countries and micro-credentials. Mr. Kenntner’s presentation connected the lifelong-learning-concept with the latest…

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EQAsce-Interview of the month November

Mrs. Shu-Fen Tseng, the Agriculture and Food Agency, Council of Agriculture of Taiwan and Mr. Christian Kenntner, EQAsce Today we talk to Mrs. Shu-Fen Tseng who comes from the Agriculture and Food Agency, Council of Agriculture of Taiwan. During her stay in Germany she seeks to improve the competitiveness of Taiwanese agricultural products. EQAsce: EQAsce…

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EQAsce at Agritechnica, Hannover

At the “World’s Number One for Agricultural Engineering”, EQAsce introduces the life-long-learning-concept including latest technologic developments. The “Digital Academic Career Card” aims at making degrees, qualifications and proofs available at any time, revisable and temper-proof. This digital card can be applied for during the additional education to a “quality system manager junior” – taken during…

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ENG Sharing knowledge – international education program quality management

The lately published book “quality management in the food industry” (published only in German language) is supported by the worldwide acting University Network TUNEQA through its education program for qualification of students in the agri and food sciences. Prof. Dr. Emma Maldonado from the Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, Mexico, is on a stay in Germany and…

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EQAsce at EOQ-congress 2019 in Lisbon

Speakers have stressed that quality still is a main criterium for good products and a strong pillar for companies to last upon. The question of how to proceed on this way has been discussed very much – especially for the field of education. In the future, quality manager continue to ensure that standards are met…

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Interview of the Months – October

Through the activities of the thematic university network TUNEQA, students from Mexico have visited Spain and Germany and met members of EQA. Diana Stephany Garcia Garcia (24) and Pedro Arrianga Lorenzo (24) are studying engineering in agronomy at Universidad Autonoma Champingo Texcoco de Mora, Mexico. In this interview they talk about their motivation to learn…

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Interview des Monats August

Prof. Dr. Emma Maldonado Interview des Monats August Nach einer kleinen Sommerpause melden wir uns mit dem Interview des Monats wieder: Dieses Mal haben wir mit Prof. Dr. Emma Maldonado von der Universidad Autonoma Chapingo gesprochen. Sie gibt Einblicke in die EQAsce-Arbeit und die Situation in Mittel- und Südamerika. EQA: In der Nahrungsmittel-Produktionskette werden weltweit…

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EQA-Bildungspunkte sammeln in Berlin!

Wer Ende August eine Bildungsreise nach Berlin plant, kann kann auf der 13th SafePork Conference (13th International Symposium on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in the Pork Chain) Experten aus aller Welt kennenlernen, ein interessantes kulturelles Rahmenprogramm genießen, doch vor allem Punkte sammeln. Interessant ist dieses Angebot für in der…

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Fleischprodukte in sich verändernden Märkten

Der 65. International Congress of Meat Science and Technology will Anfang August Antworten auf Fragen der Entwicklungen im Sektor Fleisch und Fleischprodukte finden. Dabei spielen nicht nur Konsumentenverhalten und der Weltmarkt eine Rolle: Der Sektor will auch selbst Innovationen voranbringen. Was sich unter dem Stichwort „Digitalisierung“ im Bezug auf die fleischverarbeitende Industrie tut und inwiefern…

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Sommer-Interview Juni/Juli

Von links: Dr. Juliane O’Hagan und Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen Sommer-Interview Juni/Juli Im Doppelinterview mit dem EQAsce-Vorstand beantworten Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen und Dr. Juliane O’Hagan, welche die nächsten Ziele von EQAsce sind und welche Themen aktuell ganz oben auf der Agenda stehen. Frau Dr. Petersen und Frau Dr. O’Hagan sind im Mai auf der…

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Virtual Reality als Chance für mehr Tierwohl

Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler des International FoodNetCenters der Universität Bonn und EQAsce haben sich auf den aktuellsten Entwicklungstand für Virtual Reality-Lösungen bringen lassen. Zu Gast war Herr Markus Hornaff, verantwortlich für den Bereich Bildung – GenoAkademie und Produktmanager Virtual Reality beim Genossenschaftsverband/Verband der Regionen e.V. Er demonstrierte fortgeschrittene 3D-Filme, räumliche Programme und Bewegungen und Anwendungssoftware in…

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EQA anerkanntes außeruniversitäres Praktikum

EQA anerkanntes außeruniversitäres Praktikum Ein wichtiger Teil innerhalb der studienbegleitenden akademischen Ausbildung zum Quality System Manager Junior ist ein Praktikum. Hieran sind allerdings Bedingungen geknüpft: Denn das von den Studierenden ausgewählte Unternehmen muss EQA anerkannt sein. Das bedeutet, Personen, die die Praktikant*innen vor Ort betreuen, müssen selber eine Qualitätsmanagement Ausbildung haben. Dies ist in der…

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Grenzüberschreitende Tierwohl-Initiative

Eine Zusammenarbeit von Experten aus der gesamten EU ist auch erforderlich, wenn es um Tierwohl und Tiergesundheit geht! Zu diesem Schluss kommen die Teilnehmenden der Veranstaltung „Verantwortung für Tierwohl aus europäischer Perspektive“. Nur im gegenseitigen Austausch von Wissen und Erfahrungen kann es gelingen, zu einer notwendigen Harmonisierung von Standards und Qualifikationen zu kommen. Dazu sind…

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EQAsce goes East: Dr. Kubarenko auf Besuch in der Ukraine

Die Reise war geprägt von guten Gesprächen mit Vorsitzenden und Verantwortlichen der Uzhhorod National University. Dabei ging es in Diskussionen mit Studierenden und Lehrenden der Fakultäten für Economic Relations (Wirtschaftsbeziehungen) und Dentistry (Zahnmedizin) um die Digitalisierung in den Bereichen (Aus-)Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung. Teil der Vorträge und Gespräche von Herrn Dr. Kubarenko war auch das…

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Innovation Day 2019 von GS1 vormerken

Am 5. Dezember dieses Jahres geht es unter dem Motto „Be wild – The Nature of Innovation“ im GS1 Germany Knowledge Center Köln um Innovationen hautnah. Die Veranstaltung will auf Bühne, PowerPoint und Hochglanz verzichten und sich in verschiedenen Workshops auf die Ideen und Experimente konzentrieren. Die EQAsce wird mit den Projektideen „Qualification Card“ und…

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Das Interview des Monats

Warum gehört Qualifizierung zum aktiven Umweltschutz? Am Rande der Abschlussveranstaltung zum BMBF-Verbund Projekt HyReKa stellt sich Herr Dr. Hanns-Christoph Eiden, Präsident der Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung und Vorstandsvorsitzender des Netzwerks Bonn.realis den Fragen von Christian Kenntner. Informieren Sie sich über die aktuellen Möglichkeiten der spezialisierten >Fortbildung über EQAsce. Klicken Sie sich dazu durch die…

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Berlin 3./4. April: EQAsce profitiert von den Ergebnissen des BMBF HyReKA-Projektes

Nicht nur die Wissenschaftler*innen, sondern auch die Expert*innen aus Ministerien und Bundesbehörden kamen zu dem Schluss, dass schneller Wissenstransfer aus der Wissenschaft in die Praxis und die Qualifikation von Verantwortlichen im Umgang mit Antibiotika die wichtigsten Stellschrauben sind, um den Antibiotika-Einsatz wirkungsvoll zu reduzieren. Dies gilt sowohl für die als Ärzte und Pflegepersonal in der…

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Abschlussveranstaltung des BMBF-Verbundvorhabens HyReKA

Am 03. und 04. April 2019 findet in Berlin die Abschlussveranstaltung des BMBF-Verbundvorhabens HyReKA: Antibiotikaresistenz im Wasserkreislauf statt.   Teilnehmer (und Projektpartner) sind: Prof. Dr. Martin Exner, Universitätsklinikum Bonn Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwartz, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Prof. Dr. Brigitte Petersen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Prof. Dr. Thomas Berendonk, Technische Universität Dresden Prof. Dr. Johannes Pinnekamp,…

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IGW 2019 „ Animal Welfare Responsibilities on European Level”

“Training of farmers is the key for best integration of Ainmal Welfare on farm level, “so Thomas Magnussen, Präsident von COPA/COGECA der Verbandsvertretung der Genossenschaften und Landwirte in Brüssel in seiner Rede zu Beginn des internationalen Forums „ Animal Welfare Responsibilities on European Level”. Die Gemeinschaftsveranstaltung von EQA, International FoodNetCenter und Deutscher Raiffeisenverband e.V. fand…

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Public Private Partnership Initiative Tierwohl auf der IGW 2019

Das Thema „Tierwohl“ hat die Diskussion im vergangenen Jahr bestimmt und wird auch im neuen Jahr bei der Internationalen Grünen Woche in Berlin wieder aufgegriffen. Im Fokus steht dabei, welche Verantwortung Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Behörden in Europa übernommen haben und mit welchen neuen Aspekten sie sich zukünftig auseinandersetzen müssen. Eine enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen privaten wirtschaftsgetragenen…

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Blick auf Veranstaltungen im neuen Jahr

Zwei feste Termine können Sie sich gerne schon einmal vormerken: Zum einen startet Ende September die dritte Joint Summer School vom International FoodNetCenter Bonn und EQAsce in Bonn und in Mayschoß. Vom 25.09.-28.09. geht es besonders um Qualifizierungsangebote für Verantwortliche in der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft in den Bereichen „Lebensmittelsicherheit“, „Risiko- und Krisenmanagement“, sowie „Datenmanagement &…

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Forum bei der Internationalen Grünen Woche in Berlin 2019 – Save the date

Die Public Private Partnership Initiative: Qualifikation und Sachkunde lädt im Januar internationale Gäste nach Berlin ein, um mit ihnen über das Thema “Gemeinsame Verantwortung für Tierwohl in Europa” zu diskutieren. Internationale Experten präsentieren ihre Erfahrungen bei der Bewältigung zahlreicher Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung organisatorischer & technischer Lösungsansätze. Denn Tierwohl gilt heute als eines der wichtigsten…

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EQA stellt Qualifizierungsstandard vor

Die schweinefleischerzeugenden Wertschöpfungsketten stehen aktuell vor der Herausforderung abzuschätzen, welche der Alternativen zur betäubungslosen Ferkelkastration für sie am ehesten Verbraucher- bzw. Marktakzeptanz finden. Sie sollten daher alle derzeit in Europa zugelassenen und praktizierten Alternativen kennen und sollten Risiken und Chancen der verschiedenen Verfahren einschätzen können. Dazu hat die EQA im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung anlässlich der…

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Ungarn interessiert an EQA Qualifizierungskonzept

Dr. Susanne Lehnert introduced EQA and its services on the conference “Challenges of Hungarian Agriculture” held in Debrecen September 6, 2018. At the occasion of 150 years anniversary of the Faculty of Agricualtural Food Science and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen (Hungary) more than 40 participants from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia,…

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Erste Schritte der Zusammenarbeit mit Japan

Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung zum Dreifach Jubiläum von 200 Jahre Universität Bonn, 200 Jahre Raiffeisen und 150 Jahre Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoß, konnten erste Kontakte zu ZEN NOH – der nationale Verband Japans, in der alle japanischen Genossenschaftsverbände zusammengeschlossen sind – aufgenommen werden. Akihiro Kadonaga, Leiter des Bereichs “Agribusiness General Planning”, sprach mit Dr. Susanne Lehnert am…

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