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25/11/2021
CAP

Organic calls for environmentally ambitious CAP SPs - The Parliament approved disappointing new CAP Regulation

Organic reclaims environmentally ambitious CAP SPs – The Parliament approved disappointing new CAP Regulation On 23 November 2021, the European…

Parliament approves disappointing new CAP - Organic needs environmentally ambitious national CAP Strategic Plans

BRUSSELS, 23 November 2021 – Today, the European Parliament’s Plenary adopted the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) (2023-2027) Regulation with…

Organic movement warns of insufficient ambition in CAP Strategic Plans

BRUSSELS, 18 November 2021 – Today, the organic food and farming movement published an evaluation of measures and budgets to support organic agriculture in Members States’ draft CAP Strategic Plans (CAP SPs). The analysis, based on organic farmers associations’ feedback…

Welcome note October 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, Autumn has reached Europe, and unlike nature at this time of year, our work is not slowing down.…
19/10/2021
Vision

Share with us your organic initiative and inspire others to transform food and farming systems!

The European organic movement’s vision is transforming food and farming in Europe. To achieve this ambitious and shared Vision for…
15/10/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Playing a key role in the value chain: Transilvania Acasă

Organic food & farming systems aim a developing and adopting new tools to create transparency from farm to fork and…

Welcome note September 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, I would like to welcome you back to our first newsletter after the summer break. I hope you…
29/09/2021
CAP

Political hotspot September 2021 newsletter

As the final vote on the deal is looming, and Member States are preparing their CAP national Strategic Plans, the…
13/09/2021
CAP

Key points CAP2023-2027 reform and focus CAP National Plans

The Trialogue negotiations between the European Parliament (EP), European Commission (EC) and European Council (EP) came to an end late…

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…
12/07/2021
Vision

Help us show that organic is a front-runner in transforming food & farming

To make our shared Vision for organic in 2030 a reality, we collect European initiatives that are transforming EU food…
08/07/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Improving biodiversity with flower strip in orchards

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) the current biodiversity loss we are witnessing is “the greatest…

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…
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…
18/05/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Preserving land for local and agroecological farming

By 2030, we want organic on every table. We want organic and agroecological practices employed on more than half of…

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…

Our members can now provide feedback to our new internal strategy

We are working on our new internal strategy. To make sure you, our membership, have a say in this, we…
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…
16/04/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Making good food the easy choice for everyone

Organic contributes to promoting and delivering healthy and sustainable diets. This is part of our Vision 2030 set out and…

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…

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…

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…

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…
16/02/2021
Vision

Do you have an initiative making Europe more organic? Share it with us and inspire others to transform food and farming systems!

Making Europe more organic has always been the European organic movement’s mission. Working towards this goal means leading change, believing…

Welcome note February 2021 newsletter

Dear readers,   On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome you back after the winter break…

Save the date: The organic movement meets online at BIOFACH 2021 Policy Day to discuss “25% European land in organic by 2030” - 17 February 2021, online

Organised by IFOAM Organics Europe in collaboration with BIOFACH, the Policy Day under the title 25% European Land in Organic…
22/01/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Generating added value through an organic grass-fed beef quality scheme

By 2030, the European organic movement wants a fair distribution of value and power in the food supply chain, and…

“Wir haben es satt!” alliance : Use the election year to vote out an agricultural policy that is harmful to farmers, animals and the environment

This press release was first published by Wir Haben Es Satt! Agriculture change alliance (“We are fed up!”) demands sustainable…
08/01/2021
Vision

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…
06/01/2021
CAP

Portuguese Presidency, Member States’ recommendations and draft Eco-scheme list: CAP reform is moving forward

On 1 January, Germany handed over the EU Council Presidency to Portugal. The Portuguese Presidency aims to finalise the CAP…
18/12/2020
Vision

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
CAP

IFOAM Organics Europe President newly elected Vice-Chair of Civil Dialogue Group on the CAP

On Thursday 10 December, the Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on the Common Agricultural Policy elected Jan Plagge, President of IFOAM…
14/12/2020
Vision

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,…

Welcome note November 2020 newsletter

Dear readers,   I would like to use this opportunity to look back on a turbulent year, marked with great successes…

Political hotspot November 2020 newsletter

The European Commission is set to publish the next European organic action plan (OAP) at the beginning of next year.…
27/11/2020
CAP

Start of CAP trilogues and recommendations to Member States

Only a few weeks after the votes on the CAP files in the European Parliament and the Council, the three…
25/11/2020
Vision

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…

Our suggestions for the new Organic Action plan

The Commission is set to publish the next European organic action plan at the beginning of next year and has…
13/11/2020
Vision

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…

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).…

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…
 
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