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13/09/2021
CAP

Key points CAP2023-2027 reform and focus CAP National Plans

The Trialogue negotiations between the European Parliament (EP), European Commission (EC) and European Council (EP) came to an end late…
09/09/2021
Events

Remember to register for Organic Food Conference 2021 – 30 September-1 October, online & live from Warsaw

Are you joining our  Organic Food Conference 2021  ‘The future of organic food’ from 30 September-1 October, online & live…
03/09/2021
Events

Natexpo 2021: don’t miss the reunion!

Natexpo’s 2021 edition will open its doors on 24-26 October in Paris Nord Villepinte. The fair is expecting: 1.350 exhibitors…

How are cities engaging with food system transformation? FoodSHIFT webinar, 13 September, 15:00-16:00

City councils – either led by the city government itself or by citizens – are key to involve citizens and…
16/08/2021
Events Seeds

LIVESEED – Organic seed breeding at the Organic World Congress

The LIVESEED project, which IFOAM Organics Europe co-cordinates, is contributing to the Organic World Congress (OWC) with a colourful program.…
09/08/2021
Events

Organic & agroecological food growers, join #IGrowYourFood Global Action Day

On 9 September, during the Organic World Congress, IFOAM Organics International will be celebrating those who grow our food sustainably…
06/08/2021
Biodiversity

Only few days left to sign the European Citizens’ Initiative to save bees and farmers!

To those in our network who have not signed the European Citizens’ Initiative to ‘Save bees and farmers’ yet, you…

Organic production of milk and meat - Join RELACS & Organic-PLUS at meeting of European Federation of Animal Science

The Horizon 2020 projects RELACS and Organic-PLUS will organize a session (#51) on “Organic production of milk and meat” on…

Have your say! IFOAM Organics Europe provided feedback to the Commission’s EU School Scheme roadmap

As announced in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, the Commission will “review the EU school scheme to enhance its…
02/08/2021
Events

True cost accounting, new genetic engineering techniques & more at Organic World Congress 2021

The Organic World Congress 2021 will take place 6-10 September in Rennes, France and online. It will address questions on…
02/08/2021
Events

BIOEXPO Warsaw – The international trade fair for organic food and non-food products 30 September - 2 October 2021

BIOEXPO Warsaw, the international trade fair for organic food and non-food products, will take place on 30 September – 2…
26/07/2021
Events

Register now for Organic Food Congress 2021 on 30 September-1 October, online & live from Warsaw!

Register now for our bi-annual Organic Food Conference 2021 (formerly Organic Processing Conference), taking place from 30 September-1 October online…

Boosting organic seed & breeding - Policy and stakeholder recommendations

As the LIVESEED project is coming to its end, it has released a synthesis of all its results and recommendations.…

Fill in our survey on pesticide residues in organic for a better and more harmonized future legal framework

The new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will enter into application in a few months, and there will not be…

How can EU policies consider organic farming’s benefits for biodiversity?

IFOAM Organics Europe recently published a new report highlighting the contribution of organic farming to protecting Europe’s biodiversity. By setting…

Organic Farm Knowledge platform finalist in Digital Excellence in Agriculture Contest

The online platform Organic Farm Knowledge was nominated as one of the finalist ‘Digital Excellence in Agriculture in Europe and…
14/07/2021
TP Organics

European Partnership on Safe and Sustainable Food Systems: Narrative and factsheet published

The final consolidated narrative of the future European Partnership on Safe and Sustainable Food Systems for People, Planet and Climate…

Demand better food & farming – Good Food Good Farming European Action Days - 1-31 October 2021

This year, Good Food Good Farming is again organising its European Action Days 1-31 October 2021. Raise your voice, add…

Info Days on Horizon Europe Cluster 6 - 7-8 July 2021, online

Under the Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 6 – Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment is central to…
12/07/2021
Vision

Help us show that organic is a front-runner in transforming food & farming

To make our shared Vision for organic in 2030 a reality, we collect European initiatives that are transforming EU food…
08/07/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Improving biodiversity with flower strip in orchards

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) the current biodiversity loss we are witnessing is “the greatest…
30/06/2021
CAP

Organic farming part of EU Commission’s long-term vision for rural areas

The European Commission’s new communication A long-term Vision for the EU’s Rural Areas – Towards stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous…
30/06/2021
About us

Our 2020 annual report is online! Read about us, our vision 2030 & achievements

Do you want to know more about the work we did to help transform European food and farming in 2020?…

New report highlights need for increased support to organic farming in future CAP plans to reach EU 25% target

BRUSSELS, 29 JUNE 2021 – A new report by IFOAM Organics Europe highlights how much of the national CAP budgets…

Organic movement's preliminary statement on CAP negotiations

“This CAP deal is a missed opportunity to engage European agriculture in an ambitious transition towards sustainability. We need action…
24/06/2021
Events

Review of events

French and European food systems need to be transformed to address health, environmental and social challenges. However, the current policy…

Welcome note June 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, I am glad to tell you that IFOAM Organics Europe organised another successful digital edition of our European…
24/06/2021
CAP

Political hotspot June 2021 newsletter

On 25-26 May the “jumbo” trilogues took place during which negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council were expected…
24/06/2021
Events

Preview of events

Interested in addressing questions around resilience, societal transformation, health and food sovereignty with more than2,500 organic stakeholders, farmers, researchers and…
24/06/2021
Seeds

Commission opens public consultation on the review of the seed legislation

The Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) is reviewing the Union’s options to update the existing…

Comics showing why industrial agriculture is broken

In May 2020, the EU released its Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies as part of the European Green Deal.…

Beekeepers and civil society concerned about pesticide risk assessment methodology

At the Agriculture and Fisheries (AGRIFISH) Council on 28-29 June, Member State representatives will vote on a crucial step for…

EUREKA summer consortium meeting - 15-17 June 2021, online

On 15-17 June, all EUREKA’s partners virtually met at the project’s annual meeting to update and exchange about the project’s…

End of OK-Net EcoFeed project

Over the past three years, 19 organisations from 12 European countries have taken part in the Horizon 2020 OK-Net EcoFeed project to help farmers achieve 100% use of organic…

SmartAgriHubs’ Open call (RESTART & EXPAND)

In July 2020, SmartAgriHubs opened the RESTART and EXPAND open calls, assigning up to €5,000,000 funding for Digital Innovation Hubs…

Curious about alternatives to contentious fertilisers? Read RELACS’ new practice abstracts

The RELACS project just released two new practice abstracts on promising alternatives to fertilisers suitable for organic farming. Struvite as…

Getting food on the climate agenda - FoodSHIFT2030 webinar - 15 June 2021, online

Climate change policy debates fail to consider the interconnected nature of food systems and involve a wide range of actors.…

Sustainable food systems innovators, read FAO’s handbook!

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the…
14/06/2021
Events

Organic World Congress 2021: Register now to the leading event for the global organic sector - 6-10 September, online and in Rennes, France

Interested in addressing questions around resilience, societal transformation, health and food sovereignty with more than 2,500 organic stakeholders, farmers, researchers…
14/06/2021

IFOAM Organics Europe’s General Assembly 2021

The IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly 2021 will take place online on Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 10:00-13:00. The General Assembly…
14/06/2021
CAP

Support for French mobilisation for organic farming in CAP strategic plan

Future national CAP strategic plans are now being discussed at national level. In France, FNAB, the French organic farming organisation…

Animal husbandry & grazing management in organic farming – Effects of the new EU Organic Regulation

On 10 June, the symposium on animal husbandry and grazing management in organic farming took place, organized by the Austrian…

IPBES and IPCC call to prioritize solutions benefiting both biodiversity and climate

On 10 June 2021, scientist and leading experts from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and…
10/06/2021

Public consultation on the EU strategy for sustainable textiles

The European Commission is seeking stakeholders’ views on the EU strategy for sustainable textiles. Feedback regarding this topic can be…
09/06/2021
GMOs

European retailers take a strong stand against deregulating new GMOs

On 26 May 2021, European retailers took a strong stand against deregulating new GMOs in a joint resolution. One of…
 
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