meet the Expert
Gerald A. Herrmann, an agricultural engineer, is a pioneer in the organic sector. He is a worldwide renowned specialist and organic industry expert and speaker. Since the 1980s, he has been engaged in developing the organic sector. He spent about two decades shaping Naturland, an international farmers’ association and private organic certifier, as an organic farm consultant, its President and Executive Director. For several years, he served voluntarily in different capacities at IFOAM, including as its President. Today he is a partner and director of Organic Services GmbH, an international strategy- and management consultancy, specializing in the organic (food) sector, sustainability and development matters. Gerald A. Herrmann is a renowned expert for software-based audit and integrity (traceability) systems. Examples include, besides several successful industry consultancies at national and international levels, »Check Organic«, a platform to combat fraud, and »Group Integrity«, for the administration of (internal) control systems for smallholder groups, companies with contract production as well as Ecert Basic for the management of the audit/ certification process of local certifiers.