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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.…

Political hotspot October 2021 newsletter

26 October marked the final day for final contributions to the Commission’s inception impact assessment (roadmap) on the Sustainable Food…

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…
16/09/2021
Food policy

Read the leading initiatives for more sustainable foods in FAO's handbook

Sustainable food systems are critical to ensure that future generations have access to food and consume healthy meals. Many food…

Vote on European Parliament’s Farm to Fork Strategy report: mostly positive on organic

The Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, published in May 2020 with a view of holistically transitioning towards more sustainable food…
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 are cities engaging with food system transformation? FoodSHIFT webinar, 13 September, 15:00-16:00

City councils – either led by the city government itself or by citizens – are key to involve citizens and…

Have your say! IFOAM Organics Europe provided feedback to the Commission’s EU School Scheme roadmap

As announced in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, the Commission will “review the EU school scheme to enhance its…

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…

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…

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.…

Sustainable food systems innovators, read FAO’s handbook!

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the…
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…

For a just transition to align the EU food system with the Green Deal - 26 May 2021, online

French and European food systems need to be transformed to address health, environmental and social challenges. However, the current policy…

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…
19/04/2021
Food policy

Take part in the public consultation on promotion policy and contribute to support sustainable consumption

This year the European Commission earmarked an unprecedented share of €49 million to promote organic production and consumption in the…

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…

New Organic Action Plan: Focus on research & innovation

The new Organic Action Plan (OAP) published at the end of March 2021 recognises that research will be key for…

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…

Political hotspot March 2021 newsletter

The new action plan for the development of the organic sector was published  on 25 March 2021. IFOAM Organics Europe…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new Organic Action Plan

BRUSSELS, 25 MARCH 2021 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes today’s publication of the European Organic Action Plan…

[Exclusive for members] Let's discuss organic hot topics

As a follow-up of the thematic sessions hosted during BIOFACH, we are bringing our members live sessions during which they…
24/03/2021
Food policy

"Develop a sustainability claim, they said; it will be fun they said" - IFOAM Organics Europe position paper on substantiating claims & Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

The Farm to Fork strategy reveals that the Commission will set up an EU sustainable food labelling framework, likely as…

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…

IFOAM Organics Europe’s expert session on promotion policies during BIOFACH 2021

During BIOFACH 2021, IFOAM Organics Europe’s Food Policy Officer Silvia Schmidt organized an “Ask the Expert” Session on the Commission’s…

Political hotspot February 2021 newsletter

To help realise the European Green Deal’s shift to more sustainable food systems, the European Commission earmarked an unprecedented share…

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…
28/01/2021
Food policy

Contribute to European organic stakeholder consultation about using technologies in organic food processing

Today, there is a lack of mandatory standards and indicators for organic food processing in Europe. The ProOrg project addresses…

“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…

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…
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…

The European organic movement welcomes opportunities promoting organic agriculture in the European Commission's promotion policy work programme

The European organic movement welcomes the special attention reserved to organic agriculture in the European Commission’s promotion policy work programme.…

Reaching 25% organic land in Europe by 2030: Ten priorities for the new EU Organic Action Plan

The European Commission is set to publish the next European Organic Action Plan (OAP) at the beginning of 2021. A…
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…
 
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