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  Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Hartmut Vogtmann | Speaker of the Anuga 2021


Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Hartmut Vogtmann

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Hartmut Vogtmann

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Hartmut Vogtmann

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Vogtmann, born in 1942 in Essen, is honorary chairman of the decision-making bodies for the project "Gathering Ground Together" of the Nature Conservation Union (NABU) and was President of the "German Nature Conservation Ring", umbrella organization of German nature, animal and environmental protection associations until February 2015 (DNR) eV and previously President of the European Natural Heritage Foundation "Euronatur".

From 2000 to 2007 he was President of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in Bonn and from 1994 to 2000 President of the Hessian State Office for Regional Development and Agriculture in Kassel.

Since 1981 he has been a professor in the agricultural department, later organic agricultural sciences, at the University of Kassel, where he held the first nationwide chair for organic farming. From 1974 onwards, Prof. Dr. Vogtmann founded the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FIBL) in Oberwil, Switzerland. He is Honorary President of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), which he chaired from 1975-1980.

Prof. Vogtmann studied agricultural sciences and food technology at the Swiss Federal University in Zurich and taught at the University of Alberta in Canada. He has published a variety of scientific publications as well as a number of books in the fields of efficient resource management and organic farming. He is considered a pioneer for organic farming in Germany and beyond.

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