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IFOAM Organics Europe at BIOFACH 2024: Shaping the future of organic!

On February 13-16, the organic sector converged at BIOFACH/VIVANESS 2024 in Nürnberg, Germany. IFOAM Organics Europe fuelled discussions at the…
11/04/2024
Events

Fifth edition of Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia will feature 300 high-profile international buyers

4-5 June marks the fifth edition of Organic Food & Eco Living Iberia. This year’s fair will bring together top producers,…

Online knowledge exchange session: Biostimulants in organic farming

Have you used biostimulants? Or are you an expert on them? We would like to invite you to Climate Farm…

Soil health and global food security: Research & innovation for biological inputs

Policies for and investment in research and innovation (R&I) that contribute to transforming food and farming are key to achieve…
11/04/2024
Events

Join us discussing organic market developments at Natural & Organic Products Expo 2024 in London

On 14-15 April, Joanna Wierzbicka, our Deputy Director will be attending Natural & Organic Products Expo (NOPEX) at ExCeL, London (UK). Together…
10/04/2024
Events

Review of events

The second year of BEING ORGANIC in EU marked two well-attended sessions and a networking reception at BIOFACH 2024, the…

OrganicClimateNET: A pilot network of organic farming actors contributing to the uptake of climate farming and its co-benefits for a carbon neutral a climate resilient Europe

1 February 2024 – January 2028 In February, OrganicClimateNET has started. The project will support organic farms’ capacity to mitigate…

OrganicYieldsUP: Improving yields in organic cropping systems

1 February 2024 to 31 January 2028 Unlike most Horizon projects with their very creative acronyms, the name of this…

SOILL-Startup: Startup of the SOILL support structure for SOIL Living Labs

1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025 A core strategy of the Soil Deal for Europe Mission, which is all…
10/04/2024

Political Hotspot April 2024

In this political hotspot we will zoom in on two topics that are being negotiated within the EU institutions that…
10/04/2024
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Welcome Note April 2024

Dear readers, Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter. Already in February’s special newsletter, we highlighted European farmers’ grievances…
10/04/2024
Events

Youth unites for a greener, healthier, and fairer agriculture & food system 8-9 July 2024

Following the successful first edition in 2022, we are organising the second edition of Organics Europe’s Youth Event (OEYE). This…
09/04/2024
About us

Calling all IFOAM Organics Europe’s members: Your voices shape our future – General Assembly on 20 June 2024

We are pleased to invite IFOAM Organics Europe’s members to this year’s virtual General Assembly (GA) on 20 June 2024,…
09/04/2024

Welcoming our new colleagues

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) provides young people residing in Europe with the unique chance to express their personal commitment…

Get inspired by excellent examples carrying out organic’s values

In recent years, the European Union has developed a long-term strategy to become climate neutral: the EU Green Deal. Among…

OrganicTargets4EU: Unlocking the potential of AKIS for the organic sector

The EU Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy set the ambitious target of reaching 25% of agricultural land…

New members-only sessions: (mis)use of regenerative & positioning organic to various political audiences

We are thrilled to announce new sessions in our  member-exclusive webinar series ‘Let’s Discuss Organic’. On 26 April we will…
05/04/2024
Food policy

How school canteens can support a healthy, just, and sustainable European food system

On 12 March, three inspiring speakers showed how school canteens can change and integrate sustainability criteria –in urban, rural and…
05/04/2024
Events

European Organic Congress 2024, 10-12 September in Budapest, Hungary – Save the date 10-12 September 2024

On 10-12 September, closely after the June elections of the new European Parliament, the 17th edition of our European Organic…
04/04/2024
CAP

A CAP simplification without vision – Farmers and organic sector’s demands left behind

On 15 March the Commission unveiled its long-awaited proposal to review the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to further support farmers.…
04/04/2024
Food policy

Only two more months to apply for EU funds to promote organic food & farming 

Are you a trade or inter-trade organisation in an EU country? Are you working with or promoting organic products? You…

Apply to be the next winner of the European Organic Awards 2024!  

Applications for the third edition of the EU Organic Awards will close on 12 May 2024. If you know of…

Research call to tackle sound digitalisation for agriculture & food systems open

The 2024 ICT-AGRI-FOOD Joint Call is officially open for proposals that will contribute “Towards transformation of agri-food systems for the…
31/03/2024
CAP

Launch of organic farmers subgroup on post-2027 Common Agricultural Policy

Our Interest Group of Organic Farmers (IGOF) launched its subgroup on the post-2027 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). While the current…

Preview of events

On 14-15 April, Joanna Wierzbicka, our Deputy Director will be attending Natural & Organic Products Expo (NOPEX) at ExCeL, London…
29/03/2024
Events

Discover the projects organised at BIOFACH 2024 as part of the ''Being Organic in EU'' campaign.

The second year of BEING ORGANIC in EU marked two well-attended sessions and a networking reception at BIOFACH 2024, the…
27/03/2024
Events

Upcoming 2024 Council meetings: Strengthening connections across Europe in September & November

We are pleased to invite (y)our national representatives to the European organic umbrella organisation(y)our natio to meet their European counterparts…

Nature restoration in jeopardy – Member States’ Environment Ministers endanger another EU law

After reaching a trilogue agreement on the Nature Restoration Law last November, adoption of a piece of European Union legislation…

Organics Europe's stance on Member State's efforts to delay anti-deforestation law (EUDR)

Some EU Member States, spearheaded by Austria and endorsed by Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden, are trying to weaken…
22/03/2024
About us

Share your membership experience with us: your feedback matters!

Do you have any feedback about the membership services we provide as IFOAM Organics Europe? Or maybe about our activities,…
20/03/2024
About us

Want to learn more about IFOAM Organics Europe’s present, past and future work? Have a look at our 2024 prospectus!

IFOAM Organics Europe is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming. With almost 200 members in 34 European…

Research call ‘Fostering agroecology at farm & landscape levels’ open

The new European Research & Innovation Partnership AGROECOLOGY has launched its first call “Fostering agroecology at farm and landscape levels”.…

Proposal integrated Plant Reproductive Material Regulation improves after Parliament’s inputs

The EU is revising legislation on plant reproductive material, such as seeds, cuttings, trees, roots, tubers, and clones. Currently, rules…

Organic movement starts mapping needs & priorities for research and innovation policies 

Titled “Next steps to sustainable food systems”, TP Organics started its consultation process to identify what the organic movement and…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes AGRI Committee vote on Plant Reproductive Material

BRUSSELS, 19 MARCH 2024 – The European organic movement considers today’s vote on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation an…

IFOAM Organics Europe regrets a CAP simplification without vision 

BRUSSELS, 15 MARCH 2024 – IFOAM Organics Europe warns that the CAP simplification proposal presented today by the Commission is…

Insights in international trade for EU and third country operators

On Monday 11 March, the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC) and IFOAM Organics Europe united experts providing insights into two…

Free and online best practices for organic farmers & trainers and multipliers

Organic farmers and those who want to transform their farm and farming system to more sustainable practices have more and…
07/03/2024
CAP

Organic movement’s voice in the Civil Dialogue Group on Environment, Climate and the CAP

As IFOAM Organics Europe, our members and experts regularly advise and discuss policy options with the Commission and other stakeholders…
01/03/2024

16.9 million hectares organic farmland & 45.1 bn retail sales – Interactive map with European data updated

Our interactive infographic presents the EU and Europe’s 2022 production and retail data for organic. It visualises the bloc’s total…
01/03/2024
About us

Explaining IFOAM Organics Europe’s work in two pages – Updated prospectus

In the first quarter of 2024, we updated our prospectus, a short overview of our activities and accomplishments over the…

The EU-FarmBook platform is ready to store and share your project’s practice-oriented materials

Too much of the knowledge coming from research and innovation projects does not reach the practitioners who could ultimately use…

OrganicAdviceNetwork project, the first Europe-wide network for organic advisors, starting soon!

As the EU Farm-to-Fork Strategy aims to achieve 25% of organic farmland in the EU by 2030, new organic farmers…

New faces and new projects in the Research & Innovation Unit 

A new year means new research and innovation (R&I) projects! Several new Horizon Europe projects in which IFOAM Organics Europe…

Organic farming’s integrated pest management practices – IPMWORKS factsheet

Are you an organic farmer or advisor in any of these countries or production systems? Are you or do you…

Green claims: organic movement applauds renewed recognition of PEF's shortcomings for agrifood

BRUSSELS, 14 FEBRUARY 2024 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes today’s vote on green claims as it underscores the limitations of…

Von der Leyen yields to farmer’s groups demands to shelve the Sustainable Use of Pesticide Regulation proposal

This week the European Commission’s President Ursula von der Leyen announced in a concession to farmers, after weeks of protests…
08/02/2024
Events

BIOFACH 2024: promotion policy in the spotlight!

We are looking forward to meeting you at this year’s BIOFACH/VIVANESS, taking place next week between 13-16 February in Nuremberg. Drop by our booth 517 in Hall…
 
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