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11/08/2020

Register to join BIOFACH India webinar serie

Learn more about the new EU Regulation, its impact on Indian exporters and mitigating measures at a webinar series conducted by BIOFACH…

Request for proposal: Conducting research on pesticide contamination in the environment and pesticide residues in organic food

IFOAM Organics Europe (IFOAM OE) is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming. We fight for the adoption…

Request for a meeting re. CAP alignment with the European Green Deal

Brussels, 20th July 2020 To: Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans Subject: Request for a meeting re. CAP alignment with the European…
16/07/2020
Events

Organic in Action! Ten take-aways & evaluation of the European Organic Congress 2020

Thank you for participating in the European Organic Congress 2020 – we hope you enjoyed the experience!  We would like…

TP Organics and other European Technology Platforms propose joint research & innovation priorities for a sustainable food system

The European Technology Platforms (ETPs) TP Organics, Plants for the Future, and Food for Life have jointly published a policy…

Welcome note July 2020

Dear IFOAM Organics Europe members,Dear reader, I am honoured and humbled by the trust you are putting into my colleagues…

Political hotspot July 2020

With the publication of the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies, the European Commission puts organic food and…

Stimulating digital innovations through SmartAgriHubs’ RESTART and EXPAND open call

As Europe is still facing the Covid-19 crisis, it must further stimulate the development of digital innovations which can tackle…
08/07/2020
About us

Read about our vision for a sustainable European food and farming system and our achievements in 2019 in our digital annual report

IFOAM Organics Europe’s 2019 annual report is available online. Read about our 2019 achievements as a European organic movement in…
03/07/2020
Events

Review of events

On 1-3 July, the first online edition of our European Organic Congress took place with more than 1,000 participants. This…

PRESS RELEASE: Organic is part of the solution, speakers of European Organic Congress agree

BRUSSELS, 3 JULY 2020 – High-level speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament and the German Presidency of the EU…

TP Organics participates in webinars on Agroecology Partnership

One of the eight European Partnerships planned in cluster 6 of Horizon Europe will be about “Agroecology Living Labs and…
01/07/2020
About us

Welcoming our new colleagues

Bérénice Cau Thomas Haselberger Molly Mathews

PRESS RELEASE: Jan Plagge re-elected President of IFOAM Organics Europe (and a rebranding for IFOAM EU)

BRUSSELS, 30 JUNE 2020 – At its 10th General Assembly, IFOAM Organics Europe’s members elected a new Board. They re-elected Jan Plagge as President. He is the President of Bioland e.V. (Germany and North Italy) and has…
30/06/2020
About us

IFOAM EU proud to continue growing as IFOAM Organics Europe – New website marks change

We have updated our presence! Since our organisation was established in 2003, it has grown significantly together with the organic…

LIVESEED international workshop identifies top priorities to work towards 100% organic seed

LIVESEED’s international workshop on 25-26 June put the spotlight on North-West Europe and the EU organic regulation’s implementation on organic…

Help us identifying the needs and knowledge gaps in organic fruit growing – Fill out BIOFRUITNET’s questionnaire

Plant protection against pests and diseases is a big issue for organic fruit growers, as fruit is a very sensitive…
19/06/2020
About us

Saying goodbye to our colleagues

Kaja Gutzen Kaja joined IFOAM Organics Europe in July 2019 as a European Solidarity Corps volunteer. She was based at…
17/06/2020
About us

IFOAM EU welcomes the Steering Committee (SC) of its Interest Group on Certification and Integrity (IGOC)

On 6 May, IFOAM EU’s Interest Group of Certification and Integrity (IGOC) elected a Steering Committee (SC) to ensure the…

Commission publishes Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/786 on arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries

On 16 June 2020, the Commission published the implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/786 amending and correcting the regulation laying down detailed…

Are you interested in sustainable European aquaculture? Have a look at FutureEUAqua’s infographic to find out about this project

The aim of the FutureEUAqua project is to effectively promote sustainable growth of environmentally friendly organic and conventional aquaculture of major fish…
16/06/2020
Events

NATEXPO, the first organic event to defy the crisis 21-22 September, Lyon, France

On 21 and 22 September, NATEXPO will be the first major event for organic professionals after the outset of the…
11/06/2020
Events

Have a look at the programme of the European Organic Congress 2020

Are you joining our digital European Organic Congress 2020 ‘Organic in action’ from 1-3 July? Check out the congress programme on our…

Read about heather as an alternative to control worms in sheep in RELACS’ news story

Anthelmintic resistance is spreading globally, impacting the environment and animal welfare. As the organic sector we are seeking non-chemical complements…

How can we shift towards more plant-based, resilient, and localized food systems? Have a look at the brand new FoodShift2030 project website to find out

The FoodShift2030 project has just launched its new website! This four-year project aims at ensuring access to safe, healthy, nutritious,…

Share your views about Organic Farm Knowledge, the online exchange platform for organic farming & science

Do you know the online Organic Farm Knowledge platform? We would like to hear what you think about it in our efforts…
07/06/2020
Vision

Take part in the members-only webinar on our vision & strategy toolkit

Are you an IFOAM EU member who is developing a vision & strategy process for your organisation? Our new member-only toolkit can…

European Patent Office: No patents on conventionally bred varieties

On 14 May 2020, the enlarged board of appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has released an opinion that…
28/05/2020
Press release

Joint Press Release: YOUR LAND, MY LAND, OUR LAND: Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia releases access to land handbook

Today the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (Nyéléni ECA) launches a practical tool to support and…
26/05/2020
Farm to Fork

Key points of the Farm to Fork strategy

The European Green Deal (EGD) was unveiled by the European Commission in December 2019 and aims for Europe to become the first…

More than 100 tuned in to online OK-Net EcoFeed Thematic Group meeting!

On Tuesday 26 May 2020, the Thematic Group meeting brought Innovation Groups involved in the OK-Net EcoFeed project together with external interested…
26/05/2020
Events

Now open: Registration for the European Organic Congress 2020

Join our digital European Organic Congress 2020 ‘Organic in action’ from 1-3 July! This online edition of our congress is…
26/05/2020
R&I policy

“In the name of innovation”: Two new investigative reports published by Corporate Europe Observatory

Corporate Europe Observatory recently published two investigative reports on how industry controls EU research funding. In the name of innovation,…

Press Release: IFOAM EU welcomes landmark decision to put organic at the heart of future European food system

BRUSSELS, 20 MAY 2020 – IFOAM EU welcomes the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies and the target…
14/05/2020
R&I policy

SmartAgriHubs launched its special Covid-19 open call! Apply before 3 June

As Europe is facing the Covid-19 crisis, it must further stimulate development of digital innovations which can tackle the challenges…

TP Organics webinar on Horizon Europe attracts 59 participants

On 5 May 2020, TP Organics held a successful webinar about Horizon Europe, giving a preview of the EU’s next…

Now online: Website of BIOFRUITNET project

The new BIOFRUITNET project’s website is live! For three years, 15 partners will collaborate and provide practical information to farmers…
30/04/2020
Events

The European Organic Congress 2020 is going digital, 1-3 July

The European Organic Congress 2020 is going digital! Given this new format, we will extend the congress by one day,…

Welcome note April 2020

Dear readers, For all of us, these days are really challenging. We are facing a crisis where no one can…
29/04/2020
CAP

Transition to the new CAP: Rules agreed in European Parliament

On 28 April, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (COMAGRI) of the European Parliament voted on the rules of…

Commission to publish Farm to Fork strategy on 29 April 2020... or will it?

The Farm to Fork strategy and the EU biodiversity strategy – both essential components of the European Green Deal –foreseen…

Political hotspot April 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has far reaching effects on Europe, life as we know it, agriculture and the organic sector.…
24/04/2020
Events

Key take-aways from the successful Digital Forum: Food without Farmers

Thank you for joining our event ‘Food without Farmers’ on 23.04.2020. We reached 1 million people on social media and…

Official publication of new secondary regulations complementing the new Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848

Following the publication of the new Organic Regulation (EU) 2019/848 in June 2018, two secondary legal acts have been published…

Coming soon - SmartAgriHubs open call, supporting new Innovation Experiments in the agrifood sector

The SmartAgriHubs project is soon launching its much-awaited open call! If you are a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), supporting one…
21/04/2020
COVID19

COVID-19 – A double-edged sword for the European organic sector

The coronavirus is causing the biggest and most acute crisis Europe faced in the last decades, and it is also…
20/04/2020
Events

Join the digital edition of the European Organic Congress, 1-3 July!

The European Organic Congress 2020 is going digital! Given this new format, we will extend the congress by one day,…

Organic in the SAPEA report

The recently published Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) report “A sustainable food system for the European Union”…

Video on optimising the conditions for foraging pigs

Carl Sheard, an organic pig farmer in France, is experimenting with a system of outdoor fattening using various combinations of…
 
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