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Biodynamic Research Development Program

Advancing the understanding and practice of biodynamics

The Biodynamic Research Development Program has formed in response to direction from BDA members and other stakeholders, who have indicated that research is needed at this time to support the work of biodynamic farmers and the further development of the biodynamic movement. The program aims to advance the understanding and practice of biodynamics by:

  • Supporting innovative, rigorous, relevant, and, in some cases, publishable biodynamic research;
  • Creating a peer learning community of biodynamic researchers;
  • Generating and maintaining online resources on biodynamic research for researchers, practitioners, funders and the general public; and
  • Fostering research collaboration with farmers and other stakeholders.

The Biodynamic Association is pleased to share a draft concept paper Healthy Farms, Healthy Soils, Healthy Food: Establishing a Food Quality Research Network in North America for your feedback. Developed in cooperation with the Research Program Steering Team, the paper outlines a direction that could provide a unifying theme weaving together many interests in biodynamic research. The project would make use of biodynamic insights and testing methods, together with a host of other perspectives and approaches, to enhance our understanding of quality soil and food and what contributes to it. 

We invite you to share your comments, questions, and suggestions on the concept paper in our online forum or with Research Program Coordinator Sarah Weber at


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