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Interested in organic contaminants in recycled fertilizers? Register to RELACS webinar series! 3 March 2021 - 22 April 2021, online

The area under organic production is growing, leading to an increased demand for nutrient sources suitable for organic agriculture. FiBL…

Conference “Intercropping to boost agroecology in European Agriculture” - Register now! 23 March 2021, online

As the Horizon 2020 multi-actor project ReMIX draws to a close, its final conference will be held online in collaboration…

Participate in FutureEUAqua’s stakeholder webinar on aquaculture and Internet of Things, 25 February 2021, online

How can Internet of Things (IoT) enhance aquaculture farms productivity and ensure sustainability? On 25 February 2021, from 14:00 CET,…

Farm fish for the future – Discover FutureEUAqua’s new Instagram page!

FutureEUAqua is now on Instagram! Follow the project to learn more about the most recent innovations and challenges in fish…

Registration for XF-ACTORS project’s final event and 3rd European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa is now open! 26-30 April 2021, online

The 3rd EFSA European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa and final meeting of the XF-ACTORS project will be held online between…

Register now for the final event of the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 project - 16-18 March, online

The Internet of Food and Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project IoF2020 is coming to an end. Register now to the digital…

Did you miss RELACS’ workshop on the replacement of anthelminitics at the Oxford Real Farm Conference? Then check out the project’s latest news story!

On 10 January 2021, RELACS’ project partners Soil Association and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) took part in the Oxford Real…

Welcome note February 2021 newsletter

Dear readers,   On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome you back after the winter break…

2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, let’s celebrate!

The United Nations’ General Assembly declared 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV2021). The IYFV2021 is a great moment…

Coming soon: EU router database for organic seed

The launch of the EU router database’s for organic seed is approaching! This database will : Simplify access to international…

Solutions for sustainable feeding and animal welfare in organic farming – Research projects contribute - 25-26 January 2021, online

Organic farmers strive to feed their animals with feed produced at or near the farm while ensuring animal well-being. In…

FarmDemo training kit: Helping farmers organise farm demonstration events

Horizon 2020 projects, AgriDemo-F2F, PLAID and NEFERTITI developed the FarmDemo training kit for organising farm demonstration events. It collects tools,…

What role does urban and peri-urban agriculture play in city food systems in the context of COVID-19 and climate change? 21 January, online

FoodSHIFT2030 presented a webinar on the role of urban and peri-urban agriculture in city food systems and how they face…

Save the date: XF-ACTORS project’s final event and 3rd European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa - 26-30 April 2021, online

The 3rd EFSA European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa and final meeting of the XF-ACTORS project will be held online between…

Stimulating digital innovations - the SmartAgriHubs' RESTART and EXPAND calls are still open!

As Europe continues facing the Covid-19 crisis, it must further stimulate developing digital innovations which can tackle the challenges the agri-food sector…

From lab to field: RELACS’ first project video on new plant protection products replacing copper in organic viticulture

In their commercial vineyard in Frick, Switzerland, FiBL carried out 16 treatments of new plant protection products against mildew in…

EUREKA Winter Consortium Meeting & personas validation workshop - 12-14 January 2021, online

On 12-14 January 2021, the Horizon 2020 EUREKA project’s winter consortium meeting took place. This project will boost the EU’s…

Save the date: Final event of the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 project - 16-18 March 2021, online

As the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project IoF2020 is coming to an end, it is time to…

Interested in learning more about the role of urban and peri-urban agriculture in city food systems?

As the majority of the world’s population live in cities (reaching 65% in 2050), it is crucial to shift towards…

Conference “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production”, Register now! 25-26 January 2021, online

The online event will bring together four research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER to discuss and consolidate the…

BIOFRUITNET 1st online seminar: Boosting innovation in organic fruit production - 3 December 2020, online

The BIOFRUITNET project has launched a series of webinars to boost innovation in the European organic fruit production. The first…

Conference “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production” - Register now! 26 January 2021, online

The online event will take place on the 26 January 2021 and will bring together four research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed…

First online edition of Organic Innovation Days was a success! 24-25 November, online

On 24-25 November 2020, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming, held its annual Organic Innovation…

Improving worm control in organic sheep farming by using faecal egg counts

RELACS project partners Soil Association and Scotland Rural University College developed practical guidelines for farmers and farm advisors on using…

Curious about SmartAgriHubs’ Innovation Portal? Participate in shaping the webinar!

Since September 2019, SmartAgriHubs launched and developed its Innovation Portal with a goal to expand and better connect the network…

“Innovating European organic fruit production” – BIOFRUITNET’s 1st seminar, 3 December 2020, online

BIOFRUITNET launches a series of online seminars promoting innovative solutions in organic fruit growing. The first seminar takes place on…

Promoting gender equality in the workplace with IoF2020 & SmartAgriHubs’ Gender Equality Toolbox

Would you like to promote gender equality in the agricultural sector? Do you work in events and communications?  Check out…

A guide to thematic networks – EURAKNOS publication

The EU Horizon 2020 project EURAKNOS has published an ‘Explorer’s Guide to Thematic Networks‘, a handy, illustrated booklet on how…

Interested to learn how public procurement can be a driver for a more regional, sustainable and healthy food system?

FoodShift’s Regional Lunch for All Lab is based in Avignon, France, and aims at shifting public procurement towards a sustainable…

Welcome note October 2020 newsletter

Dear readers,  As Board Vice President of IFOAM Organics Europe and prospective member of the TP Organics Steering Committee, it…

IFOAM Organics Europe participates in project on integrated pest management strategies

As IFOAM Organics Europe, we will take part in the IPMWorks project, which started on 1 October. The objective of…

Organic breeders, share your pictures – Use #BreedingABrightFuture on Twitter

#BreedingABrightFuture is LIVESEED’s social media campaign, aiming at raising awareness about the beauty and benefits of organic plant breeding to…

Organic Innovation Days – register now! 24-25 November, online

You can now register for the Organic Innovation Days 2020, the only EU event on research & innovation for organic,…

Save the date for ‘Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production’, an online conference - 25-26 January 2021

It is with great excitement that OK-Net EcoFeed announces its final project conference bringing together four research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed,…

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform: a unique resource for the organic sector

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform stimulates the exchange of knowledge among organic farmers, farm advisers and scientists. It provides and…

Save the date: Organic Innovation Days 2020: A cooperation of TP Organics & LIVESEED, 24-25 November 2020, online

For this year’s Organic Innovation Days, TP Organics is partnering with the LIVESEED project, coordinated by IFOAM Organics Europe. Bringing…

Replacement of copper in organic farming – First results of RELACS experiments conducted by ÖMKi

Copper is currently used as a plant protection product (PPP) and/or leaf fertilizer in organic and conventional farming in several…

Identifying the needs and knowledge gaps in organic fruit growing – Last days to fill out BIOFRUITNET’s questionnaire – Deadline 30 September

Protection against pests and diseases is a big issue for organic fruit growers, as fruit is a very sensitive produce.…

Organic wine and fruit propagation in Germany and Switzerland

Experts from seed companies, organic farmers, farmer advisors, researchers and agricultural trainers can now read a report on a virtual…

Stimulating digital innovations - The SmartAgriHubs’ RESTART and EXPAND calls are still open!

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

Lively exchange at the second EUREKA consortium meeting 26-28 August 2020, online

IFOAM Organics Europe participated in the second EUREKA consortium meeting, which took place online from 26-28 August and brought together…

Organic farming and the Internet of Things (IoT): synergy or conflict?

This article first appeared on 9 June 2020 on the IoF2020 website. It is common thinking to consider organic farming…

Farm gate nutrient budgets in organic agriculture

The RELACS project partners issued practical guidelines informing farmers about assessing the main nutrient flows in and out of their…

OK-Net EcoFeed joins the EIP-AGRI animal welfare communication campaign

In July 2020, OK-Net EcoFeed joined the agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) communication campaign on animal health and welfare. It…

Discussing Organic Farm Knowledge: learning from users how the online platform can be improved

On 6 July, IFOAM Organics Europe held a successful digital cross-exchange about the online platform Organic Farm Knowledge as an…

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…

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…

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…

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…
 
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