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Otto Schmid
(Dipl.-Ing. Agr. ETH)

Department of Socio-Economic Sciences
FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7272
Mobile +41 (0)79 359 09 01
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273
otto.schmid(at)fibl.org

Schmid Otto

Activity areas

  • Markets and standards
  • Policy advice
  • Rural development

Completed projects

Training / professional career

  • 2005 - 2008 Coordinator of the EU research project ORGAP, Participation in several EU projects
  • 2008 Member of the Foresight Consultancy Expert Group, DG Research of the European Commission, Brussels: SCAR Foresight Group (Standing Committee on Agricultural Research)
  • 2008 - on-going Member of the Steering Committee, European Technology Platform “Organics", Brussels
  • 1999 - 2008 Chair of research subcommittee for Organic Agriculture  IFOAM-EU Group, Brussels
  • 1997 - 2008 External Senior Lecturer on Comparison of Farming Systems, ETH Zürich
  • 1999 - 2008 External Senior Lecturer for Agromarketing, ETH Zürich
  • 1988 - 2008 External Senior Lecturer for organic farming, ETH Zürich
  • 1984 - 1995 Lecturer for organic farming, University of applied sciences (SIL), Zollikofen
  • 1981 - 1992 Head of the Certification Committee, Swiss Union of Organic Farming Organisation
  • 1977 - 1989 Coordinator of the Advisory Service, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Oberwil
  • 1989 - 1998 President of the Swiss Association of Organic Farm Advisors
  • 1993 - 2002 Head of the delegation of the IFOAM Delegation Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Labelling
  • 1977 - 1983 and 1989-1992 Coordinator of the Standards Committee, member until 2002. International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
  • 1975 - 1976 Post-graduate researcher in a project on economic growth and impact on the environment, Swiss National Research Foundation

Publications that are not in the databse Organic Eprints:

2008

  • Schmid O. Huber B., Ziegler K., Jespersen, L.M., Plakolm G., (2008): Analysis of differences between EU regulation 2092/91 in relation to other standards. In: Proceedings of the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress “Culitvate the future” and the 2nd Scientific Conference “Cultivating the future based on science” of ISOFAR (International Society of Organic Agriculture Research). Volume 2. 18.-20th of June 2008. 382-385
  • Schmid O., Lampkin N., Jeffreys, I., Dabbert S., Eichert C., Michelsen, J., Zanoli, R., Vairo, D., Gonzálvez, V. (2008): Development of criteria and procedures for the evaluation of the European Action Plan of Organic Action Plan of Organic Food and Farming. In: Proceedings of the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress “Culitvate the future” and the 2nd Scientific Conference “Cultivating the future based on science” of ISOFAR (International Society of Organic Agriculture Research). Volume 2. 18.-20th of June 2008. 250-253
  • Schmid, O., Dabbert, S., Eichert, C., Gonzálvez, V., Lampkin, N., Michelsen, J., Slabe, A., Stokkers, R., Stolze, M., Stopes, C., Wollmuthová, P., Vairo, D. and Zanoli, R. (2008): Organic Action Plans: Development, implementation and evaluation. A resource manual for the organic food and farming sector. Edited by Schmid O., Stopes C., Lampkin N. and Gonzálvez V. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-5070 Frick, Switzerland and IFOAM-EU Group, BE-1000 Brussels, Belgium (ISBN 978-3-03736-022-4). 105p
  • Schmid, O., Lampkin, N., Dabbert, S., Zanoli, R., Michelsen, J., Gonzálvez, V. (eds.) (2008): European Action Plan of Organic Food and Farming – Final synthesis report of the ORGAP-Project Report D 14. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick. Project website: www.orgap.org.
  • Schmid, O., Lampkin, N. (2008): Action plans for organic food and farming. State of European and national action plans. In: _ AgroFOOD industry hi-tech, Vol 19 no. 3, May/June 2008. 38-39
  • Lampkin N.; Schmid O.; Dabbert S.; Michelsen J. and Zanoli R. (eds.) (2008): Organic action plan evaluation toolbox (ORGAPET). Final output of the ORGAP research project (www.orgap.org) for the European Commission. Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, UK and Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, CH. CD-ROM.
  • Niggli, U, Slabe, A., Schmid, O., Halberg., N and Schlüter, M. (2008a): Vision for an Organic Food and Farming Research Agenda 2025. Food, Fairness and Ecology. www.organic-research.org. 44p

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2007

  • Schmid, O. (2007) Developments of Standards for Organic Farming. In: Lockeretz, W. (Editor): Organic Farming – An International History. CABI International. Oxford. 152-174
  • Schmid, O., Henggeler, S. (2007) : Ravageurs et maladies au jardin – les solutions biologiques. Edition Terre Vivante. 265p.
  • Schmid, O., Huber, B., Ziegler, K., Hansen, J.G., Plakolm, G., Gilbert, J., Jespersen, L.M., Lomann, S., Micheloni, C. Padel, S. (2007): Analysis of EEC Regulation 2092/91 in relation to other national and international organic standards. Deliverable 3.2 of the FP6 project, EEC2092/91 Revision. www.organic-revision.org
  • Schmid O. Huber B., Ziegler K., Hansen Jens G., Plakolm G., (2007): Analysis of differences between EU regulation 2092/91 related to other standards – Potentials for harmonisation, simplification and regionalisation. In: Zikkeli et al. (Hrsg.): Beiträge zur 9. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau. Stuttgart. 967-970

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2005

  • Schmid, O., Sanders, J., Midmore P. (2005) Organic Market Initiatives and Rural Development. In: Proceedings of the 15th IFOAM Organic World Congress “Shaping Sustainable Systems” and the 1st Scientific Conference “Researching Sustainable Systems” of ISOFAR (International Society of Organic Agriculture Research). 21-23th of September 2005. 364-367
  • Schmid, O., Beck, A., Kretzschmar, U. (Eds. 2005): Underlying principles in Organic and „Low-Input“ Food Processing – Literature Survey. Report EU Project QualityLowInputFood (www.qlif.org)

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2004

  • Schmid, O., Richter, T., Hamm U., Dahlke, A. (2004) A Guide to Successful Marketing of Organic Food in Rural Areas. OMIaRD Vol. 6, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick. 204 p. (Englisch und Deutsch)

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2002

  • Schmid O. (2002): The food safety debate and development of standards/regulations for Organic Farming and Organic Food. In Proceedings of the 14th IFOAM Organic World congress “Cultivating Communities” 21-24th of August 2002 in Victoria, Canada. 213
  • Schmid O. (2002): Comparison of EU Regulation 2092/91, Codex Alimentarius Guidelines for Organically produced Food 1999/2001 and the IFOAM Basic Standards. In the Reader “IFOAM Conference on Organic Guarantee Systems”. 17.-19. February 2002 in Nuernberg Germany. 12-18

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2001

  • Schmid O., Obrist R. (2001): Biologischer Landbau. Lehr- und Fachbuch für landwirtschaftliche Schulen und die Praxis. Landwirtschaftliche Lehrmittelzentrale Zollikofen. 291 p

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2000

  • Schmid O., Blank C., Halpin D., Bickel R. (2000). Evaluation of governmental regulations and private standards for processing of organic food products - Overview on some national standards, on IFOAM Basic Standards, Codex Alimentarius Guidelines and EU-Regulation 2092/91. In: Proceedings 1st International Seminar "Organic Food Processing", edited by Stucki, E., Meier, U., 28-29th of August 2000 in Basel. 59-67
  • Schmid, O., Tamm, L. (2000): Criteria and Evaluation of new inputs for organic farming and organic food processing. In: ALFÖLDI, T.; W. Lockeretz; U. Niggli, (Hrsg., 2000): Proceedings 13nd International IFOAM Scientific Conference. Zürich
  • Schmid O., Henggeler S. (2000): Biologischer Pflanzenschutz im Garten. Verlag E. Ulmer Stuttgart. 252 p

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