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How can EU policies consider organic farming’s benefits for biodiversity?

IFOAM Organics Europe recently published a new report highlighting the contribution of organic farming to protecting Europe’s biodiversity. By setting…

Demand better food & farming – Good Food Good Farming European Action Days - 1-31 October 2021

This year, Good Food Good Farming is again organising its European Action Days 1-31 October 2021. Raise your voice, add…

Info Days on Horizon Europe Cluster 6 - 7-8 July 2021, online

Under the Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 6 – Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment is central to…
30/06/2021
CAP

Organic farming part of EU Commission’s long term vision for rural areas

The European Commission’s new communication A long-term Vision for the EU’s Rural Areas – Towards stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous…

New report highlights need for increased support to organic farming in future CAP plans to reach EU 25% target

BRUSSELS, 29 JUNE 2021 – A new report by IFOAM Organics Europe highlights how much of the national CAP budgets…

Organic movement's preliminary statement on CAP negotiations

“This CAP deal is a missed opportunity to engage European agriculture in an ambitious transition towards sustainability. We need action…

Welcome note June 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, I am glad to tell you that IFOAM Organics Europe organised another successful digital edition of our European…
24/06/2021
CAP

Political hotspot June 2021 newsletter

On 25-26 May the “jumbo” trilogues took place during which negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council were expected…

EUREKA summer consortium meeting - 15-17 June 2021, online

On 15-17 June, all EUREKA’s partners virtually met at the project’s annual meeting to update and exchange about the project’s…

End of OK-Net EcoFeed project

Over the past three years, 19 organisations from 12 European countries have taken part in the Horizon 2020 OK-Net EcoFeed project to help farmers achieve 100% use of organic…

SmartAgriHubs’ Open call (RESTART & EXPAND)

In July 2020, SmartAgriHubs opened the RESTART and EXPAND open calls, assigning up to €5,000,000 funding for Digital Innovation Hubs…

Curious about alternatives to contentious fertilisers? Read RELACS’ new practice abstracts

The RELACS project just released two new practice abstracts on promising alternatives to fertilisers suitable for organic farming. Struvite as…

Getting food on the climate agenda - FoodSHIFT2030 webinar - 15 June 2021, online

Climate change policy debates fail to consider the interconnected nature of food systems and involve a wide range of actors.…
14/06/2021
CAP

Support for French mobilisation for organic farming in CAP strategic plan

Future national CAP strategic plans are now being discussed at national level. In France, FNAB, the French organic farming organisation…

Are you involved in agriculture or forestry multi-actor projects? Take part in EUREKA’s impact assessment survey!

The EUREKA project launched a survey to collect information on how multi-actor projects (MAPs) perform impact assessments and evaluation. The…

Replacing antibiotics in organic - Handbook on Animal Health and Welfare Protocol (AHWP)

Do you know mastitis (inflammation of the udder) is one of the main reasons for antibiotic treatments on European organic…

Vitamin B2 supplementation and copper reduction in organic farming - New RELACS practice abstracts

The RELACS project recently published three new practice abstracts (practical guidelines) on: Vitamin B2 supplementation for laying and parent hens…

Welcome note May 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, It is spring, a period I associate with birth and budding blossoms, the energetic execution of gardening plans…
03/05/2021
CAP

Co-legislators discussing green architecture

During the trilogue meeting on Friday 30 April, dedicated to the “green architecture” of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the…

Stimulating digital innovations through SmartAgriHubs’ open calls – PREPARE, RESTART & EXPAND

In July 2020, SmartAgriHubs opened the RESTART and EXPAND open calls, assigning up to €5,000,000 funding for Digital Innovation Hubs that are supporting diverse stakeholders in the agri-food economy. On 18 March 2021, SmartAgriHubs announced…

Organic-farmknowledge.org: New information available for organic farmers & advisors

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform provides organic farmers and advisors with practical information. Initially, the platform was set up covering…

On virtual demo events, learning by doing and more – NEFERTITI annual meeting - 13-14 April 2021, online

The fourth NEFERTITI Annual Meeting was all about collective reflection: from demonstration and facilitation to network sustainability, communication, dissemination and…

RELACS and Organic-PLUS collaborate to find alternatives to contentious inputs

On 8 April 2021, more than 50 participants joined RELACS and Organic-PLUS’ webinar to discuss both projects’ activities on reducing…

Promising alternatives to inputs for plant protection: Mineral oil & copper

The RELACS project recently published two new scientific publications on promising plant protection tools and strategies to further reduce the…

Aquaculture keeps growing – FutureEUAqua’s progress on organic & innovative fish diets

As European aquaculture production is growing,  certain challenges need to be faced,  one of them being the availability of sustainable…

Discuss CAP, new EU Organic Regulation & more at the European Organic Congress 2021 - Remember to save the date!

Are you interested in discussing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the new EU Organic Regulation, rural development and more? Then save…

LIVESEED webinar for Members of the European Parliament & their staff - 30 March, online

On 30 March, LIVESEED invited Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and their staff to present them the outcomes of…

Welcome note March 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome the new European Organic Action Plan…
25/03/2021
CAP

CAP negotiations and a ‘super trilogue’: An update

Agriculture Ministers of the European Union met on 22-23 March to further discuss their position on the future of the…

ReMIX final Conference “Intercropping to boost agroecology in European Agriculture” - 23 March 2021, online

As the Horizon 2020 multi-actor project ReMIX draws to a close, its final conference “Intercropping to boost agroecology in European…

New router database connects Member States’ organic seed databases

A long-awaited solution for seed suppliers, European organic farmers, and national authorities arrived. The new router database will increase the…

New Open Call and Extended Deadlines! Stimulating digital innovations through SmartAgriHubs Open Calls

Since July 2020, SmartAgriHubs opened the RESTART and EXPAND open calls, assigning up to €5,000,000 funding for Digital Innovation Hubs…

OK-Net EcoFeed ration planning tool training, meeting organic farmers’ needs - 18 March 2021, online

On 18 March, ITAB organised a training on the ration planning tool developed within the OK-Net EcoFeed project, in cooperation…

EUCARPIA-LIVESEED Conference - Breeding and seed sector innovations for organic food systems - 8-10 March 2021, online

A conference organised by Latvian LIVESEED partner AREI to present recent scientific results in organic plant breeding took place on…

Listen to first episode of the #Food4EU podcast with IFOAM Organics Europe President Jan Plagge on the European Union’s role in shaping the organic market

IFOAM Organics Europe President Jan Plagge spoke during the first episode of the new podcast series on food and farming…

Watch RELACS’ new project video on copper replacement in Hungarian organic vineyard

RELACS just released a new project video on replacing copper in plant protection products in organic viticulture. In the organic…

EURAKNOS Final Conference: From EURAKNOS to the EUREKA of European knowledge exchange - 25-26 February 2021, online

The EURAKNOS final consortium meeting took place on 25 February, the Final Conference on 26 February. As more sustainable practices…

Interested in organic contaminants in recycled fertilizers? Register to RELACS webinar series! 3 March 2021 - 22 April 2021, online

The area under organic production is growing, leading to an increased demand for nutrient sources suitable for organic agriculture. FiBL…

Helping meet organic farmers’ needs: Training on ration planning tool - 18 March 2021, online

Formulating feed rations for organic pigs and poultry is a challenge. OK-Net Ecofeed’s new ration planning tool helps you meet…

Conference “Intercropping to boost agroecology in European Agriculture” - Register now! 23 March 2021, online

As the Horizon 2020 multi-actor project ReMIX draws to a close, its final conference will be held online in collaboration…

Participate in FutureEUAqua’s stakeholder webinar on aquaculture and Internet of Things, 25 February 2021, online

How can Internet of Things (IoT) enhance aquaculture farms productivity and ensure sustainability? On 25 February 2021, from 14:00 CET,…

More than 1,000 attended our sessions at BIOFACH’s e-Special - 17-19 February 2021, online

On 17-19 February 2021, the first online edition of BIOFACH took place with more than 13,800 participants. 17 February: Opening…

Farm fish for the future – Discover FutureEUAqua’s new Instagram page!

FutureEUAqua is now on Instagram! Follow the project to learn more about the most recent innovations and challenges in fish…

Registration for XF-ACTORS project’s final event and 3rd European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa is now open! 26-30 April 2021, online

The 3rd EFSA European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa and final meeting of the XF-ACTORS project will be held online between…

Interested in organic aquaculture? Read FutureEUAqua’s report on consumer awareness, perception and acceptance of European aquaculture and production methods

FutureEUAqua has released a report on consumer awareness, perception and acceptance of four European aquaculture production systems: organic, conventional, recirculating…

Register now for the final event of the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 project - 16-18 March, online

The Internet of Food and Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project IoF2020 is coming to an end. Register now to the digital…
 
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