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Civil society, farmers and business organizations: Vice-President Timmermans, don't deregulate GM crops & animals

BRUSSELS, 30 MARCH 2021 – Today, a large coalition of 162 civil society, farmers and business organisations calls on Vice…

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…

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…

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…

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…
23/02/2021
Events GMOs

[Exclusive for members] GMOs and gene editing in agriculture: Event recordings available until 15 March

On 10 February 2021, more than 160 participants and 7 speakers joined the online event GMOs and gene editing in…

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,…

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…
11/02/2021
Events GMOs

Organic and Conventional sectors discuss genome editing at IFOAM Organics Europe event - 10 February 2021, online

IFOAM Organics Europe invited food & farming stakeholders and policymakers to discuss GMOs and gene editing in agriculture. With the…

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…

Did you miss RELACS’ workshop on the replacement of anthelmintics at the Oxford Real Farm Conference? Then check out the project’s latest news story!

On 10 January 2021, RELACS’ project partners Soil Association and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) took part in the Oxford Real…

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…
02/02/2021
GMOs

Detection Cibus’ GM-canola: An update

A regulation is only worth so much as it can be enforced. This is why on 7 September 2020, an…

2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, let’s celebrate!

The United Nations’ General Assembly declared 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV2021). The IYFV2021 is a great moment…

Coming soon: EU router database for organic seed

The launch of the EU router database’s for organic seed is approaching! This database will : Simplify access to international…

Solutions for sustainable feeding and animal welfare in organic farming – Research projects contribute - 25-26 January 2021, online

Organic farmers strive to feed their animals with feed produced at or near the farm while ensuring animal well-being. In…

FarmDemo training kit: Helping farmers organise farm demonstration events

Horizon 2020 projects, AgriDemo-F2F, PLAID and NEFERTITI developed the FarmDemo training kit for organising farm demonstration events. It collects tools,…

What role does urban and peri-urban agriculture play in city food systems in the context of COVID-19 and climate change? 21 January, online

FoodSHIFT2030 presented a webinar on the role of urban and peri-urban agriculture in city food systems and how they face…

Save the date: XF-ACTORS project’s final event and 3rd European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa - 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…

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…
18/01/2021
Events GMOs

Register now for our public event “GMOs and gene editing in agriculture: the benefits of regulation” - 10 February, online

How does organic & non-organic food and farming avoid contamination with GMOs? Why is it so relevant for food production…

EUREKA Winter Consortium Meeting & personas validation workshop - 12-14 January 2021, online

On 12-14 January 2021, the Horizon 2020 EUREKA project’s winter consortium meeting took place. This project will boost the EU’s…

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…

BIOFRUITNET 1st online seminar: Boosting innovation in organic fruit production - 3 December 2020, online

The BIOFRUITNET project has launched a series of webinars to boost innovation in the European organic fruit production. The first…

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…

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…

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…

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,…
 
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