Organic Innovation Days 2022
The Organic Innovation Days is an annual public event organised by TP Organics and IFOAM Organics Europe. After two virtual editions of our Organic Innovation Days, we are happy to announce that this year’s edition will take place as a physical event on 11-12 October 2022.
As the only EU event on organic and agroecological research and innovation, the Organic Innovation Days provide a unique opportunity to meet members of TP Organics, as well as network with EU stakeholders and decision-makers. Find a draft outline of the programme below:
11 October 2022 at Inagro, research, knowledge and advisory centre for agriculture and horticulture in Flanders (Bus will be organised from Brussels):
- Launch of TP Organics’ study on living labs and lighthouse farms in the organic sector
- Presentations of exemplary cases from different parts of Europe analysed in the study, including Inagro, Living Lab Agro-ecology and Organic Agriculture Flanders, ÖMKi On-Farm Living Lab etc.
- Networking lunch
- Field visit: Focus of Inagro is conducting practical research for farmers to bridge the gap from fundamental research to the practical application of new technologies, new cropping systems and products in the field. The Inagro trial farm (14 ha sandy loam mixed vegetable and arable cropping farm) celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year. It was bought by the province of Western Flanders in 2001 and has been organic since then (after a 2-year conversion period it is a licensed organic production farm). The different trials conducted on the farm are always demand-driven by the organic farmers in Flanders.
- Innovation workshop “Establishing a network of organic living labs and lighthouses” (reflection on the study recommendations)
12 October 2022 at BluePoint Brussels:
- Policy debate with the European Commission and experts from the organic sector on the new Horizon Europe instruments EU Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ and the European R&I Partnership on agroecology living labs and research infrastructures
- Networking lunch
- Stakeholder Forum for TP Organics Members
Download the draft agenda and stay tuned – always find upcoming updates on this page!
Do not miss this opportunity to get the latest insights into organic research and innovation at European level – register by 8 September!