EU-Forum – Symposium on Animal Husbandry and Grazing Management in Organic Farming

Symposium on Animal Husbandry and Grazing Management in Organic Farming
EU-Forum – Producers and Animals in the Focus of Regulation (EU) 2018/848

Against the background of the Green Deal with the aim of increasing the share of organic area to 25 % by 2030 and in connection with the entry into force of the new Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on 1 January 2022, adjustments to national legislation for organic production will be required in the EU member states. The practical implementation of the latter is associated with opportunities and with challenges, notably in connection with organic animal husbandry.

In order to develop a common perspective across the Union on the implementation possibilities, especially with regard to pasture management, the Austrian Rural Network is organising a Europe- wide expert conference (EU Forum) on 10 June 2021, in cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture, BIO AUSTRIA, the umbrella organisation of control bodies and the agricultural research centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein. Producers and animals will be at the centre of the discussion about the implementation of the new legal requirements for organic production.

The aim of the event is to bring together all stakeholders in this process, in order to discuss the concerns and hopes of organic farmers with representatives of the European Commission. With reference to individual management challenges in practice, a common approach will be sought that offers practical solutions for pasture management and is in line with Union law.

Date: 10 June 2021, 9:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Place: Online-Event via Zoom Webinar
Language: German (simultaneous translation English/German will be available)

Read the programme in English or German.

Register by 7 June 2021 at the Symposium on Animal Husbandry at
After registering, you will receive the access information by email, in good time before the event. For successful participation a computer/notebook/tablet/smartphone and a high-speed internet connection is required. The webinar room is available for testing any time before the event at

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