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Founding the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International (BFDI)

Founding the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International (BFDI)


The new federation is a member organization. Where associations, who fulfill the membership criteria, can participate. But we have more and more new, young associations in the world. They could not yet participate. They could not yet decide. They could not yet shape the movement. Therefore, we changed Demeter International into a new impulse. A new Biodynamic Federation. So that all biodynamic associations in the world have the possibility to participate on the international level. My name is Christoph Simpfendörfer. I am the General Secretary of the new Biodynamic Federation. We need this new Federation and this new character, because in the past, the only international organization was a certifying organization. And we have a holistic vision, with working fields in different dimensions. And to broaden this working field in different dimensions, we need a new approach. So directly, the Federation and the Section for Agriculture at the Goetheanum are partners. We have one seat in the Board. This is defined in the statutes. And on the other hand, we try and we have already made the experience now, that we can be a strong partner. We belong as Section to the Goetheanum, the School of Spiritual Science, and this is our family. And we reach out to the biodynamic movement. Very strongly. And the biodynamic movement has a kind of point in the Goetheanum, through the Section of Agriculture. So we are related very strongly. But we came out from a different source, or impulse. But we strive for the same goal. What will change therefore in the future is that we will have much more inclusion. Much more uniting power. We also have to deal with much more diversity. It will be a huge challenge. What will change in the future is that we will be able to have much more united power to make biodynamic agriculture in the world. Because we can now support from those countries, which have an established market. And have market value. We consolidate to those associations that have not yet this power. But who need resources for advisory and training to start the impulse. Or to further the impulse in the country.

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