DEMETER International

Demeter is the only ecological association that has built up a network of individual certification organizations world-wide. In 1997, Demeter-International was founded for closer co-operation in the legal, economic and spiritual spheres. Presently, Demeter International has 16 members from Demeter organisations from Europe, America, Africa and New Zealand. Thus Demeter-International represents around 4.200 Demeter producers in 43 countries (Find the DEMETER Member List here).

Demeter-International e. V. is a non profit organisation and its member organisations work together in the spirit of an international confederation with democratic principles. Membership requires a functioning Demeter certification programme. Associations which support the objectives of Demeter-International can be elected as associated members.

Its basis is the Biodynamic® agriculture method, originated by Rudolf Steiner in his "Agriculture Course" given in Koberwitz in 1924, and developed further in practice and research.