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Joint letter calling for balanced speaker representation at forthcoming EU Agricultural Outlook Conference

IFOAM Organics Europe, Slow Food, European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), and others call for balanced representation in terms of speakers…
12/11/2020
Seeds

Last week to register for the Organic Innovation Days 2020 – Brought to you by TP Organics and LIVESEED - 24-25 November 2020, online

Interested in organic research & innovation to transform food & farming? Interested in organic seed & plant breeding? This is…

How will the EU Green Deal change Europe’s food prices change? Join our colleague Silvia online to get an idea!

On 12 November from 15:30-17:00, Silvia Schmidt, our food policy officer, will take part to the online event “The Green…

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…

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).…
28/10/2020
Seeds

LIVESEED: Tools and incentives for the value chain involved in organic seed

According to Article 48 of Regulation EC No 834/2007, the establishment of a national database to list all offered organic seed and…
27/10/2020
Farm to Fork

The 6th ALGOA Summit “Building Alliances Beyond Asia” – IFOAM Organics Europe contributes with overview and opportunities of Farm to Fork Strategy - 13 October 2020, online

On 12-16 October 2020, over 1,600 participants from 46 countries joined the 6th ALGOA Summit “Building Alliances Beyond Asia” which…

IFOAM Organics Europe meets business – Agenda available! 8-9 December, online

Save the date for the next “IFOAM Organics Europe meets business” taking place online on 8-9 December 2020. “Bringing the…

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…

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 Movement calls on MEPs to align the CAP with the Green Deal ambitions

IFOAM Organics Europe has sent a press release to all Members of the European Parliament as they are voting on…

The Commission’s first Farm to Fork conference – Review & highlights - 15-16 October 2020, online

The European Commission’s first Farm to Fork conference took place on 15–16 October 2020 and focused on how to build…

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,…

President letter to MEPs on the CAP Strategic Plan Regulation

Brussels, 12 OCTOBER 2020 Dear Member of the European Parliament, As President of IFOAM Organics Europe, the European umbrella organization…

Open letter calling for full alignment of the reformed CAP with the European Green Deal

Together with NGOS and national coalitions from across Europe, IFOAM Organics Europe urges the President of the European Commission, the…

Political hotspot September 2020 newsletter

September marks the start of many things: the new school year, Autumn, or, if you frequent the EU bubble, the…

Welcome note September 2020 newsletter

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

Save the date: Organic Innovation Days 2020: A cooperation of TP Organics & LIVESEED, 24-25 November 2020, online

For this year’s Organic Innovation Days, TP Organics is partnering with the LIVESEED project, coordinated by IFOAM Organics Europe. Bringing…

EU Parliament and Council close to adopt their position on CAP regulations

Are we entering the final stretch of the CAP negotiation process? After more than two years since the Commission published…

EIP-AGRI Seminar “CAP Strategic Plans: the key role of AKIS in Member States”

From 16-18 September, the European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) held an online seminar about the development of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation…
22/09/2020
Farm to Fork

In case you forgot after the summer break: Key points of the Farm to Fork strategy

As we reported about in our previous newsletter, the European Commission unveiled its Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy and EU…
15/09/2020
Seeds

LIVESEED workshop on vegetative propagating material – Why organic vegetative material has a long way to go compared to organic seeds

Vegetative propagation material such as seed potatoes, rootstocks and cuttings were in the spotlight of a LIVESEED workshop on 10…

Welcome note July 2020

Dear IFOAM Organics Europe members,Dear reader, I am honoured and humbled by the trust you are putting into my colleagues…

Political hotspot July 2020

With the publication of the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies, the European Commission puts organic food and…

LIVESEED international workshop identifies top priorities to work towards 100% organic seed

LIVESEED’s international workshop on 25-26 June put the spotlight on North-West Europe and the EU organic regulation’s implementation on organic…

European Patent Office: No patents on conventionally bred varieties

On 14 May 2020, the enlarged board of appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has released an opinion that…
26/05/2020
Farm to Fork

Key points of the Farm to Fork strategy

The European Green Deal (EGD) was unveiled by the European Commission in December 2019 and aims for Europe to become the first…

Press Release: IFOAM EU welcomes landmark decision to put organic at the heart of future European food system

BRUSSELS, 20 MAY 2020 – IFOAM EU welcomes the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies and the target…

Commission to publish Farm to Fork strategy on 29 April 2020... or will it?

The Farm to Fork strategy and the EU biodiversity strategy – both essential components of the European Green Deal –foreseen…

Political hotspot April 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has far reaching effects on Europe, life as we know it, agriculture and the organic sector.…

Open Letter: CSOs open letter on the importance and urgency of publishing the Farm to Fork strategy: no further delays, keep April 2020 as publication date

Brussels, 14 April 2020 To:Executive Vice-President Frans TimmermansCommissioner Stella KyriakidesCommissioner Janusz WojciechowskiCommissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius CC:Anne Bucher, Director-General of DG SANTE…

IFOAM EU calls for target of at least 20% organic land in the EU

The organic movement calls for ambitious targets to increase organic land and consumption in the EU ahead of the publication…

JOINT LETTER: European Green Deal needs to cut pesticides and switch to agroecology

Brussels, 31 March 2020 To: Executive Vice President TimmermansCc: Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Sinkevičius We are writing to you as…

BIOFACH session on organic seed and organic heterogenous material in the New EU Organic Regulation

On 14 February, IFOAM EU organized a session on Organic Seed and organic heterogenous material in the new EU Organic Regulation at…

PRESS RELEASE: IFOAM EU calls for a target of 20% organic land in the EU

BRUSSELS, 13 FEBRUARY 2020 – As the European Commission is expected to release the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies,…
 
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