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Sign by 3 December to stop toxic alliance between FAO and CropLife International

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently signed a letter of intent to formalize a partnership…

Last chance to register for the event on research and innovation for organic! 30 November-1 December, online

These are the last weeks to register for the Organic Innovation Days 2021, the only EU event on research &…

Join our webinar on the organic approach to plant health on 16 November, online

IFOAM Organics Europe and Member of the European Parliament Eric Andrieu (S&D group) are glad to invite you to their…

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On 16 November, from 10:30-12:00, MEP Eric Andrieu (S&D) will co-host our website on the organic approach to plant health…

Save the date: Webinar on organic approach to plant health 16 November, online

On 16 November, from 10:30-12:00, MEP Eric Andrieu (S&D) will co-host our webinar on the organic approach to plant health…
23/10/2021
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Need inspiration communicating organic’s benefits? Members can check our updated arguments

In spring this year, we asked our membership to help us improve our database of organic’s benefits. Based on your…

Save the Date & Register now for the Organic Innovation Days 2021

Register now to attend this year’s Organic Innovation Days and discuss Better inputs for organic farming. TP Organics’ annual public…

IFOAM Organics Europe Council will meet on 23 November 2021

The next edition of IFOAM Organics Europe Council meeting will take place on 23 November 2021. Are you a member…

Registration open: 6th European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection17-18 November 2021, online

Registration for the 6th European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection is now open! Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW), IFOAM Organics…

Watch RELACS’ new video about copper replacement in oil rose plantation

A new RELACS video explores the work and research currently pursued in the Rose Valley in Bulgaria. Organic farmers are…

MEPs in COMAGRI made a first step to improve statistics on organic agriculture

On 12 October, the Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (COMAGRI) adopted their report on…

Last Commission consultation before presentation revised Sustainable Use of pesticides Directive

On 5 October, Mathilde Calmels, IFOAM Organics Europe’s Policy Coordinator on Pesticides, Natural Inputs and Fertilisers, will be one of…

Upcoming vote on the Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs (SAIO) in AGRI Committee

On 2 February 2021, the Commission published its proposal for a Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs (SAIO),…

Save the date & contribute: 6th European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection, 17-18 November 2021, online

Recent severe weather events and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report make it clear: agriculture will have to…

Public consultation on carbon farming initiative roadmap & re-launch climate change task force

The European Commission has opened its public consultation on the roadmap for the initiative “Restoring sustainable carbon cycles” and feedback…
30/06/2021
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Our 2020 annual report is online! Read about us, our vision 2030 & achievements

Do you want to know more about the work we did to help transform European food and farming in 2020?…

Beekeepers and civil society concerned about pesticide risk assessment methodology

At the Agriculture and Fisheries (AGRIFISH) Council on 28-29 June, Member State representatives will vote on a crucial step for…

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…

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…
17/05/2021
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Apply to become our new volunteers - ESC call open

We are looking for six motivated volunteers to join our team in Brussels. Are you interested in the European organic…

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…
05/05/2021
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Hiring now - Colleagues on climate change, the CAP and agriculture, environmental & food policy activities

IFOAM Organics Europe is seeking three self-motivated and responsible people to join our Policy Team: Policy Coordinator on Agriculture and…
30/04/2021
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Looking for new volunteers – ESC call to be launched on 17 May

On 17 May, IFOAM Organics Europe will launch a new call for 6 motivated volunteers to join our office in…
26/04/2021
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IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly 2021 - Save the date and register now!

The IFOAM Organics Europe General Assembly 2021 will take place online on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 from 10:00 to 13:00…
20/04/2021
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Saying goodbye to our colleague

We are saying goodbye to IFOAM Organics Europe’s Policy and Research & Innovation trainee Pia Müller-Cyran. Pia joined the office…

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…

Public consultation on the revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (SUD) legislation closes

While the European Commission is revising the Directive for a sustainable use of pesticides (the so-called SUD), IFOAM Organics Europe…
01/04/2021
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Browse interactive data on organic production and retail

IFOAM Organics Europe updated its interactive infographic presenting the EU’s 2019 organic production and retail data compiled by the Research…

Have your say on future EU policy options on the sustainable use of pesticides: participate in the Commission’s public consultation

The European Commission is looking for stakeholders’ feedback to design future policy options for the revision of the Sustainable Use…
22/03/2021
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Our members can provide input to our new internal strategy soon

In 2015, we launched the European organic movement’s shared Vision. In 2017, a movement-wide strategy culminated in a strategic Roadmap “Making it Happen”, highlighting pathways…
15/03/2021
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Welcoming our new colleague

IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to welcome its new colleague, who joined our team in March. Emel Ozturk

The European Commission proposes updated rules for agricultural statistics on pesticides and fertilisers

The Farm to Fork strategy’s ambitions and targets have created needs for new data on pesticide and fertiliser use. In…

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…
16/02/2021
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Want to learn more about IFOAM Organics Europe’s present, past and future work? Have a look at our updated 2-pages prospectus!

IFOAM Organics Europe is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming. We represent organic in European policymaking and…

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…
02/01/2021
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Saying goodbye to our colleagues

Caterina Berardi We are saying goodbye to IFOAM Organics Europe Internal Communications and Membership Officer Caterina Berardi. Caterina started as…
17/12/2020
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25% target of organic land by 2030: Challenges and priorities for Central and Eastern Europe 15 December 2020

On 15 December 2020, IFOAM Organics Europe organised its Expert Group for Capacity Building in Central and Eastern Europe’s annual…

RELACS project on track despite Covid-19: First digital annual meeting - 10-12 November, online

The RELACS project’s third annual meeting took place digitally 10-12 November. It demonstrated that research in all work packages is…
10/11/2020
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Welcoming our new colleague

We are happy to welcome our new colleague, Mathilde Calmels. On 9 November, she joined the Policy Unit as Policy…
22/10/2020
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Representing the organic movement’s interests in the Commission’s Civil Dialogue Groups

The Civil Dialogue Groups (CDGs) are a tool to assist the European Commission and advise on policy. IFOAM Organics Europe…

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…
22/09/2020
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Civil Dialogue Groups – New members + new space on the extranet!

As voice of the European organic sector, IFOAM Organics Europe is in contact with EU institutions through different channels. One…
14/09/2020
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Welcoming our new colleague

IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to welcome its new colleague, Julie Goeseels. In September, she joined the Finance, Legal, Operations…
14/09/2020
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In case you missed it: IFOAM EU continues growing as IFOAM Organics Europe (and has a new website!)

It has been more than 15 years since we started our work of making Europe more organic. Since then, we…
01/09/2020
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Saying goodbye to our colleague

Carolina Ana Ferreira Carolina started as volunteer in 2018 in the event and membership unit. After one year of volunteering…
 
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