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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Preview of events

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

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”.…

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…

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…

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…

February 2024 Newsletter - Multilingual Edition

Read this Special Newsletter in BG, CZ, DA , DE, ES, EN, FR, HU, IT, LT, NL, PL, PT, RO, UA Dear reader,Welcome to 2024! As we usher in the new year and an EU…

Online platform for practitioners launching on 8 February 2024

Exciting news! As proud partner of the Horizon Europe project EU-FarmBook, we are excited to announce the launch of the…

Entrepreneurship in the organic seeds and breeding sector

Are you an organic farmers or SME managers who is involved in: Join the webinar “Entrepreneurship in the organic seeds…

New digital tool for breeders, seed producers & traders

LiveSeeding is an EU-funded project promoting growth of organic seed and plant breeding to transition to more sustainable food systems.…

Fostering EU-international cooperation in research & innovation to transform agri-food systems

Right before the EU’s annual Agricultural Outlook conference, TP Organics held its event EU-international cooperation in research & innovation to…

Analysing one year of activities on intercropping – IntercropVALUES second annual meeting

More than 60 participants, representing research teams from national or regional universities and technology institutes, development agencies, cooperatives, SMEs, and…

Organic Innovation Days 2023: Citizen-driven transformation of European food systems

TP Organics’ annual Organic Innovation Days – the only EU event on organic and agroecological research and innovation – took…

Citizen-driven transformation of EU food systems, FoodSHIFT2030 policy conference

Citizen-driven transformation of EU food systems is the title of FoodSHIFT2030’s final policy conference. As IFOAM Organics Europe, we host…

Discuss citizen-driven transformation of European food systems at the Organic Innovation Days 

On 25-26 October the annual Organic Innovation Days 2023 are taking place in Brussels themed ‘Citizen-driven transformation of European food…

Promoting social innovation through public canteens! Join us at the EU Week of Regions and Cities

On 10 October, we are organising a high-level workshop Promoting Social Innovation through public canteens to advocate for the implementation…

BIOFRUITNET project promoting cross-border knowledge exchange comes to an end

Over the past 3.5 years the BIOFRUITNET project has collected and synthesized existing practical and scientific knowledge on organic fruit-growing,…

Registrations open for the Organic Seed Policy Conference to be held in Poland

In the context of the LiveSeeding project, where IFOAM Organics Europe is a partner, a public Organic Seed Policy Conference…

Debate and discussion: Which recycled nutrients products could be suitable for organic farming? 

On 18 September, 14:00-17:00, we are holding an online workshop on Recycled Nutrients for Organic Farming with the European Sustainable…

Biodiversity is key to produce watermelons without pesticides – An example from an organic farm in IPMWORKS

The Horizon 2020 project IPMWORKS published a press release about the organic farmer Esther Molina of its Spanish greenhouse hub.…

BIOFRUITNET project: Making stronger networks in organic fruit growing

Knowledge sharing is key for bringing together innovative ideas and identify new solutions in organic farming. The Horizon 2020 BIOFRUITNET…

National CAP Strategic Plans: On the road to achieving the 25% organic target

The Horizon Europe project OrganicTargets4EU supports the achievement of the targets set by the EU’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity…

Driving the transition towards healthy soils in Europe: IFOAM Organics Europe supports Soil Living Labs

It is estimated that more than 60% of EU soils are unhealthy. The EU Mission “A Soil Deal for Europe” aims to accelerate…

Save the date: Organic Innovation Days 2023 on citizen-driven transformation of European food systems

Save the date for this year’s edition of TP Organics’ Organic Innovation Days, which will take place in Brussels on…

ECO-READY: Developing a European Observatory for short and long-term food and agriculture resilience strategies

The ECO-READY project aspires to identify climate-change drivers affecting food security and biodiversity across Europe. The comprehensive understanding of the EU…

National CAP Strategic Plans – A Big Step on the Road to 25% Organic

By the end of 2022, EU Member States had finalised their CAP Strategic Plans, including organic support from 2023 to…

Sustainable school meals as catalysts for food system change

On 22-23 March, during the conference titled ‘Small Farm to Fork Procurement’ and held at the ICLEI Brussels office, IFOAM…

BIOFRUITNET project ending: Stronger networks in organic fruit growers

Knowledge sharing is the key for bringing together organic actors, share innovative ideas and identify the best practices in organic…

February 2023 Newsletter - Multilingual Edition

Read this Special Newsletter edition in CZ, DE, ES, FR, HU, IT, LT, NL, PL, PT, RO Welcome note  Dear reader,  Welcome to a very special edition of our newsletter. At…

Study on the environmental impacts of achieving 25% organic land by 2030 published

The European Union’s ambitious Farm to Fork Strategy target of 25% organic farmland by 2030 is a clear statement of…

Innovative solutions in organic fruit production – BIOFRUITNET project's final conference - 2 March 2023, 9:15-13.30 (CET), online 

Organic farming relies on knowledge and information flow and has a biodiversity-based approach to plant health. Sharing the available best…

New project on intercropping for agrifood value chains & ecosystem services: IntercropValueES

As IFOAM Organics Europe, we are taking part in the new Horizon Europe project, IntercropValuES. With 7.4 million EUR funding, the…

Policy recommendations to reduce inputs like copper, antibiotics and introduce new nutrient sources

The RELACS project developed and researched alternatives to contentious inputs in organic crop production, think about copper and mineral oils,…

Climate Farm Demo, a project of 1,500 pilot demo farms to increase climate smart farming

In October, the Horizon Europe Project Climate Farm Demo has started. It aims to increase, speed-up and disseminate the adoption…
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NGOs demand adequate methodologies in upcoming legal proposal on green claims– also for apparel & footwear 

The European Commission’s is working on an upcoming legislative proposal to help justify (‘substantiate’) green claims and prevent greenwashing. However,…

Farmers at the centre of research, innovation & knowledge exchange in TP Organics new study 

Organic living labs and lighthouse farms in Europe is a brand new study by TP Organics, the European technology platform…

ClieNFarms online public policy workshop on climate neutrality and food security 

On 8 July 2022, the first ClieNFarms public policy workshop, organised by IFOAM Organics Europe, took place online. The workshop…
 
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