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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…

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…
08/01/2021
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Are you making Europe more organic? Share your initiative transforming food and farming systems with us and inspire others!

The organic movement is a front-runner when it comes to setting the stage for fair, environmentally conscious, healthy and caring…
18/12/2020
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They make it happen! Enriching plant genetic diversity by bringing landrace varieties back into people’s gardens and plates

Are you a researcher, producer, breeder or simply interested in organic seeds? Get inspired by the Hungarian Research Institute of…
14/12/2020
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They make it happen! Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network protects Crete’s national heritage

All over Europe, citizens are working to make food and farming systems fairer, environmentally conscious, healthy and caring. In Greece,…

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…
25/11/2020
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Lead by example! Check out inspiring initiatives from the organic sector and submit your own

Are you contributing to the transformation of European food and farming systems? Showcase your initiative at  EUorganic2030.bio! To achieve the…

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…
13/11/2020
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They make it happen! Get inspired by Biopartner and help improve, inspire and deliver organic across Europe

Transforming European food and farming systems by 2030, the shared vision of the organic movement, means improving how we grow…

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…
21/10/2020
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Do you have an initiative that is transforming food & farming? Share it with us to get visibility & inspire others!

To make the EU Green Deal a reality, we will need to transform food and farming. The organic movement has…

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,…
12/10/2020
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From vision to strategy: Develop your organisational strategy with our toolkit

Last month, we shared with you why it is useful to develop your organisation’s vision, and how you can do…
08/10/2020
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They make it happen! Get inspired by Demeter Academy and their partners’ initiative to bring organic on every table in Germany

Taking over an organic farm or setting up your own new enterprise in the organic sector can be challenging.  In…

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.…
18/09/2020
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Develop your own vision and strategy using our member-only toolkit

By 2030, the organic movement wants fair, environmentally conscious, healthy and caring food and farming systems across Europe. That is…
16/09/2020
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Making Europe more organic using the EcoLocal Market app

Get inspired by a Spanish app! To make the organic value chain fairer and more transparent, two women developers have…

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…
07/06/2020
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Take part in the members-only webinar on our vision & strategy toolkit

Are you an IFOAM EU member who is developing a vision & strategy process for your organisation? Our new member-only toolkit can…

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…
 
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