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Joint letter calling for balanced speaker representation at forthcoming EU Agricultural Outlook Conference

IFOAM Organics Europe, Slow Food, European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), and others call for balanced representation in terms of speakers…

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…

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…

How will the EU Green Deal change Europe’s food prices change? Join our colleague Silvia online to get an idea!

On 12 November from 15:30-17:00, Silvia Schmidt, our food policy officer, will take part to the online event “The Green…

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…

Political hotspot October 2020 newsletter

On 19–20 October, EU-27 agriculture ministers met in Luxembourg to adopt their general approach on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).…

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…

CAP ‘reform’: Parliament's small steps not good enough for a green transformation of food and farming

BRUSSELS, 23 OCTOBER 2020 – This week, Members of the European Parliament voted on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and Agriculture Ministers reached an…

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 Movement calls on MEPs to align the CAP with the Green Deal ambitions

IFOAM Organics Europe has sent a press release to all Members of the European Parliament as they are voting on…

The Commission’s first Farm to Fork conference – Review & highlights - 15-16 October 2020, online

The European Commission’s first Farm to Fork conference took place on 15–16 October 2020 and focused on how to build…

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…

Open letter calling for full alignment of the reformed CAP with the European Green Deal

Together with NGOS and national coalitions from across Europe, IFOAM Organics Europe urges the President of the European Commission, the…

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…

Launch of the Green Deal call at the European Research & Innovation Days 2020

From 22-24 September, the European Research and Innovation Days, the European Commission’s annual flagship event, brought together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs,…

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…

How can we shift towards more plant-based, resilient, and localized food systems? Have a look at the brand new FoodShift2030 project website to find out

The FoodShift2030 project has just launched its new website! This four-year project aims at ensuring access to safe, healthy, nutritious,…

Share your views about Organic Farm Knowledge, the online exchange platform for organic farming & science

Do you know the online Organic Farm Knowledge platform? We would like to hear what you think about it in our efforts…

More than 100 tuned in to online OK-Net EcoFeed Thematic Group meeting!

On Tuesday 26 May 2020, the Thematic Group meeting brought Innovation Groups involved in the OK-Net EcoFeed project together with external interested…

Now online: Website of BIOFRUITNET project

The new BIOFRUITNET project’s website is live! For three years, 15 partners will collaborate and provide practical information to farmers…

Coming soon - SmartAgriHubs open call, supporting new Innovation Experiments in the agrifood sector

The SmartAgriHubs project is soon launching its much-awaited open call! If you are a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), supporting one…

Video on optimising the conditions for foraging pigs

Carl Sheard, an organic pig farmer in France, is experimenting with a system of outdoor fattening using various combinations of…

Save the date for TP Organics’ Organic Innovation Days 2020

TP Organics announced its annual Organic Innovation Days 2020, the event that brings together important and diverse actors of the…

IFOAM EU calls for target of at least 20% organic land in the EU

The organic movement calls for ambitious targets to increase organic land and consumption in the EU ahead of the publication…

OK-Net EcoFeed and Organic Farm Knowledge – A unique resource with tools for farmers across Europe

The online Organic Farm Knowledge platform presents scientific and practical knowledge tailored to practitioners. The platform allows for easier sharing and access…

JOINT LETTER: European Green Deal needs to cut pesticides and switch to agroecology

Brussels, 31 March 2020 To: Executive Vice President TimmermansCc: Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Sinkevičius We are writing to you as…

BIOFACH session on organic seed and organic heterogenous material in the New EU Organic Regulation

On 14 February, IFOAM EU organized a session on Organic Seed and organic heterogenous material in the new EU Organic Regulation at…

Organic fruit growers gather in Germany for the 19th Ecofruit conference

IFOAM EU is glad to be the patron of this important biennial event on the future of organic fruit growing.…

How much and which natural inputs does the organic sector need? – A lively debate during BIOFACH 2020

A lively discussion on natural inputs suitable for organic farming as well as future obstacles and opportunities for the sector’s…

EUREKA project kick-off & EURAKNOS mid-term review

From 27-29 January, the two-year Horizon 2020 project EUREKA was officially launched in Bruges. IFOAM EU will contribute to this project with…

PRESS RELEASE: IFOAM EU calls for a target of 20% organic land in the EU

BRUSSELS, 13 FEBRUARY 2020 – As the European Commission is expected to release the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies,…

The BIOFRUITNET project: Bridging gaps between science and practice

On 16-17 December, the project BIOFRUITNET has been officially launched at its kick-off meeting in Hamburg. Focusing on organic pome,…

Wrapping up four years of interregional cooperation on Organic Action Plans

2 December 2019 – Brussels, Belgium The final event of the SME Organics project gathered regional partners from all over Europe in…
 
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