EBBC - Biodiversity Trainings for Certifiers and Product Managers

Biodiversity Trainings

The loss of biodiversity is one of the biggest challenges of our times. Human activities are driving species loss 1000 times faster than it would have been under natural succession circumstances.

An analysis of biodiversity provision in standards and label for the food sector showed a clear need for action. So far, biodiversity related criteria rarely go beyond the common approach of good agricultural practices; they are often unclear in their formulation and take into account the causes of biodiversity loss only partially. The Recommendations to improve biodiversity protection support the management of standards and companies in the efforts to improve biodiversity performance.

Biodiversity Training Modules

Often, auditors and certification companies need more knowledge to classify and supervise the measures taken for biodiversity protection. However, so far protection of biodiversity is not a priority within capacity building activities.

We will offer trainings in the field of biodiversity for

  • Advisors of standards organizations and food companies
  • Auditors
  • Product, quality and procurement managers of companies

Contents of the trainings

Participants learn about biodiversity in general and how and why biodiversity management should be implemented. They receive an overview and description of various measures as well as the difference between good and very good practices and their significance for biodiversity. In addition, training is provided on how the Biodiversity Performance Tool works.

Trainings are adapted to the target groups and offered in the form of workshops (1,5 days with practical visit on the farm) and webinars (4 modules à 1,5 h).

If you are interested in a training, please let us know and we will provide you with further information.

Training Materials

will be available soon

  • Guidelines on good biodiversity management and on agricultural practices and its impacts on biodiversity
  • Description of measures – Action Fact Sheets – to promote biodiversity
  • Guideline on how to apply the Biodiversity Performance Tool