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Member States call for ‘new impact assessment’ on the Pesticides Regulation (SUR), delaying strict EU pesticide regulation

On 19 December, Member States1 voted in favour of requesting complementary data to the existing impact assessment the Commission carried…

EU pesticides regulation (SUR) under attacks from Member States & industry

The EU Pesticide Reduction proposal SUR has been under attack by lobbyists. They developed a strategy to delay and possibly…

All CAP Strategic Plans approved, just like Parliament’s report on long-term vision for rural areas 

On 13 December, the European Commission approved the last national Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) Strategic Plan and the European Parliament…

November newsletter: SUR, GMO-free event, and more!

Two weeks ago, we published our November newsletter and it’s rich in updates and information on the hottest organic topics!…

Bold pesticide reduction plan faces attack on Saturday

BRUSSELS, 6 DECEMBER 2022 – EU plans to cut pesticide use and risk by half and protect the most sensitive…

Press conference: EU pesticide reduction under fierce attack

In June 2022, the EU Commission presented a legislative proposal on the “sustainable use of plant protection products” (SUR), which…

Political Hotspot - November 2022

The legislative process of revising the EU’s pesticide legislation, the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR), is full of hurdles,…

Welcome note November 2022

Dear reader,  I am happy to welcome you to this year’s last edition of our newsletter. I am proud to…

1 million EU citizens knock on EU’s door: No synthetic pesticides to save bees & farmers

Over 1 million EU citizens are asking to restore nature, provide healthy food, healthy soil and clean water. On Friday 25…

‘Way forward in organic plant health care strategies’ Conference, 17-18 November 2022, online

On 17 & 18 November, IFOAM Organics Europe, BÖLW and JKI Institüte organised an online conference on the ‘Way forward…

Commission's fertiliser communication, short term fixes, no long-term solutions

In its Communication on ensuring availability and affordability of fertilisers, the EU Commission postpones necessary changes to achieve more sustainable food systems by…

Organic movement asks for higher environmental ambition in the upcoming Fertiliser Communication & digitalization of pesticide use data in SAIO’s implementing act 

Upcoming Fertilizers Communication of the Commission  On 24 October, we co-signed a joint letter with 9 NGOs calling on the…
30/09/2022
Vision

They make it happen! Helping young graduates get in touch with the practical organic world 

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

Updates on pesticides and recycled nutrients: Regulation (SUR), statistics and data

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomed the Commission’s proposal on the revision of the Sustainable Use of pesticides Regulation (SUR). It could…
26/09/2022
CAP

CAP updates: Nine Strategic Plans approved, new derogations, feedback performance framework and future CAP network

Approval of CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans: Where are we now? Nine CAP national Strategic Plans out of 27 have been…
13/09/2022
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…
18/08/2022
CAP

CAP updates: Status Strategic Plans, new derogations, feedback performance framework and future CAP network

Approval of CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans: Where are we now? During the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council configuration (AGRIFISH) meeting…

June newsletter: measuring pesticides, new GMOs, and more!

We just published our June newsletter and it’s rich in updates and information on the hottest organic topics! Not sure…

Welcome note June 2022 Newsletter

Dear readers, Summer has arrived all over Europe and harvesting season is upon us. Summer mood is not slowing down…

Political hotspot June 2022 Newsletter

On 22 June, the European Commission published two important legislative proposals related to the implementation of the Farm to Fork…

Got pesticides in your body? It’s your last chance to find out

Pesticides threaten our food and farming systems.They kill pollinators like bees, reduce the quality of soils, endanger the health of…

They make it happen! Green public procurement in Copenhagen’s public kitchens

Organic contributes to promoting and delivering healthy and sustainable diets. This is part of our Vision 2030 set out and…
21/06/2022
Vision

Do you have an initiative that is transforming food & farming? Share it with us, get visibility & inspire others!

To make the EU Green Deal a reality, we will need to transform food and farming. The organic movement has…

Contribute to the Commission’s consultation on the future EU integrated nutrient management action plan (INMAP)

The Commission is preparing an Integrated Nutrient Management Action Plan (INMAP) as announced in the EU Biodiversity and Farm to…
13/06/2022
CAP

Update on CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans, Common Market Organisation & long-term vision for rural areas

Where are we at with the CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans and reform process? What do we do on the Common…

Do you have pesticides in your body? Join the pesticide check-up and find out

Pesticides are a serious threat to our food and farming systems. On the field, they kill pollinators like bees and…

Member States should enhance support for organic farming in CAP Strategic Plans in line with Commission's observations

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 7 JUNE 2022 – Over the past days, the organic food and farming movement sent letters to national…

Agreement on agricultural statistics (SAIO)

On Thursday 2 June, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached an agreement on the new EU…

Alternatives to contentious input in organic - Heritage of RELACS project

The RELACS project developed and researched alternatives to contentious inputs in organic crop production – copper and mineral oils, nutrient…

Welcome note May 2022 Newsletter

Dear readers, I would like to thank you for the enthusiasm and the support you have given IFOAM Organics Europe…
19/05/2022
CAP

Political hotspot May 2022 Newsletter

As of 17 May 2022, the European Commission sent 24 observation letters to Member States on their CAP Strategic Plans,…
05/05/2022
Vision

Share your organic initiative transforming food and farming & get visibility!

Across Europe, a range of organic and other initiatives are already changing food and farming, paving the way for the…

Wrapping up the RELACS project: Policy roadmaps, videos & other publications

The RELACS project, which aims at finding alternatives to contentious inputs in organic farming, came to an end on 29…
03/05/2022
Vision

They make it happen! Improving the sustainability of agriculture in the Puglia region

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

Sustainable nutrient management: our contribution to the European Commission’s public consultation

In Europe, surplus nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in the environment are already exceeding safe planetary boundaries – for N…
24/03/2022
CAP

Common Agricultural Policy and Common Market Organisation reforms: State of play and what is at stake?

These days are national organic movement’s last opportunities to advocate for better support for organic farming in the Common Agricultural…

Policy instruments & voluntary initiatives for reducing contentious inputs in organic farming

The RELACS project released a new scientific paper by Varga et al., 2022, analysing existing policy instruments and voluntary initiatives in…

Commission delays proposal for Regulation on the sustainable use of pesticides

On 23 March, the European Commission was supposed to publish a proposal for a Regulation on the Sustainable Use of…

Expert on recycled fertilisers? Join our Task Force on Recycled Fertilisers

IFOAM Organics Europe’s Board created a Task Force on Recycled Fertilisers. This decision comes in the context of the “Integrated…

Open letter to MEPs regarding EP resolution on food security

In view of the current discussions in the Parliament on the impact of the war in Ukraine on food security,…

Soil Health Law: Organic movement’s contribution to public consultation

60-70% of soils in the EU are not healthy and the EU still lacks a comprehensive soil protection policy. In…
09/03/2022
Vision

They make it happen! A Belgian farming collective for biodiversity and preservation

Organic farming and production work with nature to achieve the best possible results for people, animals, and the planet. To…
09/03/2022
Vision

Do you have an initiative that is transforming food & farming? Share it with us, get visibility & inspire others!

To make the EU Green Deal a reality, we need to change the way we eat and farm. The organic…

Organic Movement calls for increased support for organic farming in CAP Strategic Plans to achieve Farm to Fork's targets

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 3 March 2022 – Today, the organic food and farming movement published its assessment of the support for…

EU organic movement calls on Member States to provide reliable data on organic and other Farm to Fork targets

BRUSSELS, 2 FEBRUARY 2022 – As the first trialogue on the Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs (SAIO)…
31/01/2022
CAP

New CAP delegated and implemented acts approved – Ongoing approval process of CAP national Strategic Plans

On 11 January, the Parliament’s Committee on Agricultural and Rural Development (COMAGRI) approved most of the CAP 2023-2027 Regulations’ delegated…

Trialogues on Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs to start

On 10 December, the Council of the EU approved its mandate for negotiations on the Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural…

Revised Directive for a Sustainable Use of pesticides expected on 23 March

The indicative calendar of the European Commission for the first half of 2022 mentions the launch of a “Nature restauration…

Join pan-European testing for pesticide residues during #GoodFoodGoodFarming action month in October 2022

In the bodies of farm workers and city inhabitants, in people’s bedrooms and children’s playgrounds – pesticide residues at harmful…
 
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