FederBio is the Federation of Italian national Associations of farmers and other operators involved in all stages of organic and biodynamic agriculture and is membership based, with a group-structure according to the various categories.
At the moment, the following member groups are active:
- farmers (UPBIO)
- processor and distributors
- services providers
- certification bodies
- cultural associations and environmental organizations
- consumers’ associations
- experts and researchers
FederBio operates exclusively in organics and is recognized as Institutional representative within the Tavolo Agroalimentare (Agri-food Table) instituted by the Prime Minister.
FederBio is a member of European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC), and of ACCREDIA, the Italian accreditation Authority. It operates both nationwide and internationally.
FederBio is a non profit Federation with the following purposes:
- Stimulate acquaintance and cooperation among member organizations, even by coordinating companies and strengthening their operative ability in order to benefit the whole organic community
- Represent and defend the Italian organic movement and the organic prtincpiles at a national and international level,
- Propose regulations to law makers for the protection and development of the organic sector
- Promote and inform the consumer about organic agriculture
- Promote research, experimentation and the definition of common standards
- Promote a policy for the enhancement of organic farming supervising the correct application of standards and certification process in line with the Italian and EU regulations, through its binding Ethic Code, Self-discipline Code and Guidelines.
What FederBio does:
- Institutional industry representative in front of Ministries, Regional Governments, Authorities
- Coordination of activities related to the application of regulations and procedures in force, in agreement with the competent national Authorities
- Drafting of guidelines and standardization of documents regarding Control Bodies and the certification system
- Management of Ethic Code, Self-discipline Code and Guidelines
Please find the Members list at this page
Activities and projects in progress
- International promotion services for organic companies
- Organic food organic mood
- FederBio Integrity Platform