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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…
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.…

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…
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…

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”.…

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…
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…

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 farmers call for fair prices and recognition of public goods delivery

BRUSSELS, 1 FEBRUARY 2024 – As thousands of organic farmers have joined protests across Europe, the organic food and farming…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Agriculture

BRUSSELS, 25 JANUARY 2024 – On the occasion of the launch of the strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture,…

A model organic restaurant in the heart of Vienna - meet Luftburg - Kolarik im Prater, best 2023 organic restaurant/food service winner 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12 May! *** …
02/12/2023
EU Organic Day

Where tradition meets new technologies – Farmers who won EU Organic Awards 2023

From GPS-systems to digital maps to humidity sensors , the winners of the EU Organic Awards for “Best Organic Farmer”…
28/11/2023
CAP

European Commission launches technical workshops gathering input for new CAP

While the new CAP’s first year of implementation is finishing, the European Commission is intensively working to prepare the CAP…

Sprouting discontent: organic movement regrets European Parliament's failure to pesticides reduction

BRUSSELS, 22 NOVEMBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe regrets the European Parliament’s inability to agree on a pesticides reduction regulation. …

First CORE Organic translational call to increase collaboration & funding

With ambitious targets set for organic in the EU Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy’s targets, it is crucial to build…
16/11/2023
EU Organic Day

“Green” cultural capital – Vienna awarded “Best Organic City” at EU Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…
13/11/2023
EU Organic Day

“Fit for 2027” - the Best Organic Region set the targets high  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

We can't eat promises! Good Food Good Farming protest

On 8th November, our staff members took part to Good Food Good Farming’s protest in front of the EU Parliament.…
08/11/2023
EU Organic Day

The organic estate that opened its doors to consumers - meet Gut Wulksfelde, Best Organic Food Retailer of the EU Organic Awards 2023  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…
06/11/2023
EU Organic Day

Producing food that feeds the body and nourishes the soul – meet The Merry Mill, best organic SME winner of the EU Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12 May! *** …
02/11/2023
EU Organic Day

Europe's best organic district in the Portuguese countryside – the story of Idanha-a-Nova 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

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…
30/10/2023
EU Organic Day

5th generation farmer from Kastoria, Greece, is awarded best organic farmer (male) of the European Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

Organic research & innovation to deliver sustainable food & farming systems – TP Organics position paper

TP Organics’ new position paper puts forward priorities for the third and final Work Programme of Horizon Europe (2025-2027) –…
25/10/2023
EU Organic Day

Where tradition meets new technologies - the best organic farmer Clara Benito Pacheco  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes progress on pesticides reduction negotiations

BRUSSELS, 24 OCTOBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the vote today of the European Parliament Environment Committee on the…

Baking soda more dangerous than synthetic pesticides? - EU decision-makers on the brink of endorsing deceptive pesticide metrics

16 OCTOBER 2023, BRUSSELS, PARIS, BERLIN, VIENNA – As the Council opens negotiations today on ‘Targets and Indicators’ the European…

Celebrating life – a few highlights from th September 2023 Newsletter!  

Recently we issued the last edition of our newsletter. Wondering why it’s interesting for you? We have prepared a quick…

Organic Innovating Sustainable Food Systems: Ten take-aways of the European Organic Congress 2023

In a month dedicated to harvesting the fruits of our labour – in the fields and at the EU Organic Day & Awards –…

8 winners of EU Organic Awards highlight organic's excellence

25 SEPTEMBER 2023, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Today, the eight winners of the second edition of the EU Organic Awards were…

Political hotspot

The EU’s State of the Union (SOTEU), a moment during which the Commission President reflects upon past achievements and lays…

Organic and agroecological farming are best guarantee for long-term food security, says new TP Organics policy brief

TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Research & Innovation into Organics and Agroecology hosted by IFOAM Organics Europe, has…

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…

"Organic and agroecological farming are the best guarantee for long-term food security", says new TP Organics Policy Brief

BRUSSELS, 5 SEPTEMBER 2023 – At today’s high-level expert webinar “Safeguarding long-term food security”, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform…

Let’s show the organic movement’s diversity on and around 23 September, EU Organic Day

As European organic sector and movement, the EU Organic Day is our time to shine! It is our chance to…

EU Organic Awards - Get to know this year's finalists

BRUSSELS, 18 JULY 2023 – Today, the finalists for the annual EU organic awards have been announced. 24 are shortlisted…

A recap of the Organic Food Conference by BEING Organic in EU

IFOAM Organics Europe was happy to continue promoting the BEING ORGANIC in EU project objectives through the organisation of the…

Exploring the future of organic agriculture: Highlights from day 1 of the Organic Food Conference

The Organic Food Conference took place on 22-23 May at Aboca’s premises in Sansepolcro, Tuscany (IT), and its first day…

Political Hotspot May 2023

The proposal for an EU nature restoration law is facing major opposition, recently leading to the rejection of the whole…

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…

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…

Join the best in organic: Apply for the EU Organic Awards 2023

Calling all organic farmers, processors, retailers, and stakeholders in the organic value chain! Are you ready to showcase your achievements…

Attend the Organic Food Conference in Tuscany, Italy

Would you like to enjoy great Italian organic food while discussing organic? Don’t miss out on our Organic Food Conference Events,…

European organic operators, apply for the EU Organic Awards before 14 May! 

Organic farming is a key part of the solution to our planet’s most pressing environmental challenges: from reducing use of…

Political Hotspot March 2023

After a postponement in November 2022, on 22 March 2023 the European Commision’s proposal for a Directive on substantiation and…

EU Organic Awards 2023: Apply before 14 May!

We are excited to announce that the EU Organic Awards are back for the second time after a successful debut…

Scientific study shows synthetic pesticides significantly more dangerous than natural ones 

More organic farming means less pesticide use and risk  BRUSSELS, VIENNA, 23 FEBRUARY 2023 – The European Green Deal’s targets of…

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…
 
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