Specialized in organic processing and trading operations
Consultant to operations that wish to get certified organic or reinstated after suspension.
Analysis and improvements of compliance systems for operations and certifiers
Annual Program Reviews
Presentations for inspectors and certifiers
Fraud prevention and investigation planning
Winfried has a Ph.D. in organic agriculture and long-standing experience as a consultant to organic certifiers, farms, businesses and other organizations. He co-created and is currently CEO of Fair Trade Sustainability Partners Inc.
Winfried works with an international network of organic certification agencies, producers and traders. He is available for strategic consulting, long-term solutions to sourcing and sustainable supply chains. He writes articles for US and German publications, can be contracted for speaking engagements and to chair or participate in panel discussions.
Winfried was instrumental in the development of the first ever B.Sc. program in Organic Agriculture in 1993/94. This course at the University of Kassel, Germany, later received a 1 Mio German Mark award for innovation in teaching and learning by The German Ministry of Education. Within that program he taught the very successful 1-year course "Conversion to Organic Farming". In this study course a group of students visited a farm to analyze all aspects relevant to conversion to organic. They researched options, discussed possible solutions with the the farmer families and developed a complete Conversion Plan.
We are dedicated to local and organic agriculture,
fair trade and everything that keeps this planet alive and livable.