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Otto Stich: political realist and committed visionary

Otto Stich in conversation with FiBL Director Urs Niggli.

Open Doors Day 2009: Otto Stich in conversation with FiBL Director Urs Niggli.

(September 20, 2012) 

On 13 September 2012, Otto Stich passed away. He was a member of the Swiss Federal Council for 12 years, following which – from 1997 to 2007 – he was President of the Foundation Council of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). He also supported the founding of organic inspection body bio.inspecta, acting as vice-president of the body’s administrative council for the first four years. His relationship with FiBL remained close to the end and he followed the work of the organization with keen interest.

As President of the Foundation Council he was passionate in his commitment to represent the interests of FiBL in the Federal Administration and the Federal Council. His enthusiasm was a source of confidence and strength for FiBL’s staff.

Switzerland mourns a great politician, FiBL a loyal friend.

The address by Urs Niggli at the funeral ceremony on 21 September 2012 in Dornach, together with several images of past encounters with Otto Stich, is available at www.fibl.org

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