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Read our June newsletter! Here's what you can expect.

We just published our latest newsletter, the last one before the European elections and the summer break. Wondering what’s in…

Political Hotspot June 2024

Ongoing farmers’ protests highlight the need to address concerns about unfair pricing and competition in European agriculture. The objectives laid…

Welcome Note June 2024

Dear reader,   Welcome to our last newsletter edition before the EU elections and summer break. In only a few days…

ECOSCORE: organic farming organisations reach an agreement ending legal procedures with ADEME, YUKA and its partners [EN+FR versions]

[French version below] BRUSSELS, PARIS, 4 JUNE 2024 – “In January 2023, the European federation of organic agriculture (IFOAM ORGANICS…
04/06/2024
GMOs Seeds

New genomic techniques, what comes up? 

Despite significant political pressure to reach an agreement among the EU institutions before the European elections in June 2024, the…

NGOs call for climate action & fair agrifood systems – 31 May; 1 June & throughout October 

On 31 May, the NGOs who are part of the Good Food Good Farming coalition gathered in Brussels for its…

Civil dialogue group about plant protection products & imports 

On 24 May, the European Commission held a Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on organic farming. While the many stakeholder present…

Starting the first European network of organic advisors

Last April, 18 European project partners of the OrganicAdviceNetwork project met for three days planning the first steps to set-up…

Organic Farm Knowledge: Free, online knowledge exchange for organic food & farming

Organic and agroecological farming systems are knowledge-intensive and rely on a two-way approach. Research priorities are based on farmers’ needs…

Technical workshops future CAP – From food security to solidarity & rural areas

On 16-17 May 2024 the European Commission organised the last technical workshop for Solidarity and Rural Communities in the next…
02/05/2024
Seeds

Plant Reproductive Material Regulation legislation could advance organic plant breeding

On 24 April, the European Parliament voted on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation. Members of the European Parliament…

Organic movement meets Commission President Ursula von der Leyen 

On 26 April, IFOAM Organics Europe met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for a discussion on the…

EU Parliament advances organic plant breeding with new PRM legislation vote

BRUSSELS, 24 APRIL 2024 – Today’s vote on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation could contribute to a balanced regulation…

OrganicTargets4EU: Unlocking the potential of AKIS for the organic sector

The EU Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy set the ambitious target of reaching 25% of agricultural land…

New members-only sessions: (mis)use of regenerative & positioning organic to various political audiences

We are thrilled to announce new sessions in our  member-exclusive webinar series ‘Let’s Discuss Organic’. On 26 April we will…
05/04/2024
Food policy

How school canteens can support a healthy, just, and sustainable European food system

On 12 March, three inspiring speakers showed how school canteens can change and integrate sustainability criteria –in urban, rural and…
04/04/2024
Food policy

Only two more months to apply for EU funds to promote organic food & farming 

Are you a trade or inter-trade organisation in an EU country? Are you working with or promoting organic products? You…

Proposal integrated Plant Reproductive Material Regulation improves after Parliament’s inputs

The EU is revising legislation on plant reproductive material, such as seeds, cuttings, trees, roots, tubers, and clones. Currently, rules…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes AGRI Committee vote on Plant Reproductive Material

BRUSSELS, 19 MARCH 2024 – The European organic movement considers today’s vote on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation an…

IFOAM Organics Europe regrets a CAP simplification without vision 

BRUSSELS, 15 MARCH 2024 – IFOAM Organics Europe warns that the CAP simplification proposal presented today by the Commission is…

Insights in international trade for EU and third country operators

On Monday 11 March, the European Organic Certifiers Council (EOCC) and IFOAM Organics Europe united experts providing insights into two…

OrganicAdviceNetwork project, the first Europe-wide network for organic advisors, starting soon!

As the EU Farm-to-Fork Strategy aims to achieve 25% of organic farmland in the EU by 2030, new organic farmers…

Green claims: organic movement applauds renewed recognition of PEF's shortcomings for agrifood

BRUSSELS, 14 FEBRUARY 2024 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes today’s vote on green claims as it underscores the limitations of…

Statement of support for Spanish organic producers in their denunciation of a French politician's statement seeking to pit organic farmers from different countries against one another

IFOAM Organics Europe fully supports Spanish organic producers in their denounciation of a French politician’s statement seeking to pit organic…

February 2024 Newsletter - Multilingual Edition

Read this Special Newsletter in BG, CZ, DA , DE, ES, EN, FR, HU, IT, LT, NL, PL, PT, RO, UA Dear reader,Welcome to 2024! As we usher in the new year and an EU…

Organic farmers call for fair prices and recognition of public goods delivery

BRUSSELS, 1 FEBRUARY 2024 – As thousands of organic farmers have joined protests across Europe, the organic food and farming…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Agriculture

BRUSSELS, 25 JANUARY 2024 – On the occasion of the launch of the strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture,…

Green Claims: Organics Europe highlights Product Environmental Footprint method's shortcomings for agri-food

BRUSSELS, 23 JANUARY 2024 – As compromise amendment negotiations on the Green Claims Directive proposal are taking place within the…
 
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