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On virtual demo events, learning by doing and more – NEFERTITI annual meeting - 13-14 April 2021, online

The fourth NEFERTITI Annual Meeting was all about collective reflection: from demonstration and facilitation to network sustainability, communication, dissemination and…

Discuss CAP, new EU Organic Regulation & more at the European Organic Congress 2021 - Remember to save the date!

Are you interested in discussing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the new EU Organic Regulation, rural development and more? Then save…
07/04/2021

Participate to EU Commission’s survey on EU agri-food exports via e-commerce

Are you an agri-food operator or sector organisation? The EU Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) is completing…

New Organic Action Plan: Focus on research & innovation

The new Organic Action Plan (OAP) published at the end of March 2021 recognises that research will be key for…
01/04/2021
About us

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…

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…
25/03/2021
Events

Review of events

IFOAM Organics Europe invited food & farming stakeholders and policymakers to discuss GMOs and gene editing in agriculture. With the…
25/03/2021
Events

Workshop "Organic districts revitalizing Rural areas" during Rural Vision Week 2021 - 25 March 2021

During the Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe’s rural areas, IFOAM Organics Europe organised a fringe workshop on…
25/03/2021
Events

Preview of events

The area under organic production is growing, leading to an increased demand for nutrient sources suitable for organic agriculture. FiBL…

European Commission’s Soil Strategy

Healthy soils are essential to meet climate and biodiversity goals set by the European Green Deal. As part of the…

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…
25/03/2021
CAP

CAP negotiations and a ‘super trilogue’: An update

Agriculture Ministers of the European Union met on 22-23 March to further discuss their position on the future of the…

Political hotspot March 2021 newsletter

The new action plan for the development of the organic sector was published  on 25 March 2021. IFOAM Organics Europe…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new Organic Action Plan

BRUSSELS, 25 MARCH 2021 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes today’s publication of the European Organic Action Plan…

[Exclusive for members] Let's discuss organic hot topics

As a follow-up of the thematic sessions hosted during BIOFACH, we are bringing our members live sessions during which they…

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…
24/03/2021
Food policy

"Develop a sustainability claim, they said; it will be fun they said" - IFOAM Organics Europe position paper on substantiating claims & Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

The Farm to Fork strategy reveals that the Commission will set up an EU sustainable food labelling framework, likely as…

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…
23/03/2021
Seeds

Secondary legislation on ‘Organic Heterogenous Material’ finalized

The secondary legislation on Organic Heterogenous Material (OHM) is in the process of being finalized and soon to be published…

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…
22/03/2021
About us

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…

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…
19/03/2021
Events

BEST ECONOMY forum 2021: Global players meet regional companies - 20-22 April 2021

Why is it that only the business leaders represented in Davos speak for the global economy? Where is the voice…
15/03/2021
About us

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…

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…
11/03/2021
Biodiversity

Help us save bees and farmers - sign the petition to transform Europe’s food and farming systems now!

Do you want to help save bees and farmers? Then add your signature to The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) before…
10/03/2021
Events

Join the “Rural Vision Week” from 22-26 March 2021 and attend our workshop on Organic Districts

From 22-26 March, the “Rural Vision Week: Imagining the futur of Europe’s rural areas“, organised by the European Network for…

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…
04/03/2021
Events

Save the date for our European Organic Congress 2021 on 16-18 June

The 2021 edition of our European Organic Congress will take place on 16-18 June 2021, organised by IFOAM Organics Europe and our Portuguese partner Agrobio.   As in previous editions, this year’s Congress will bring…

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…

Two months left to transpose the EU Unfair Trading Practices Directive

Only two months are left before the deadline for EU Member States to transpose the 2019 EU rules on Unfair…

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…
26/02/2021
Events

FoodSHIFT2030’s webinar ‘Education for a new generation of food citizens’ - 25 February 2021, online

On 25 February, FoodSHIFT 2030 held a webinar highlighting the role of education to raise children’s awareness on the impact…

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…

Publication of two new regulations in the EU Official Journal supplementing Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848

The new EU Organic Regulation published in June 2018 will be supplemented and amended by 15 to 20 secondary acts…

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,…

Policy report "Roots of resilience: Land policy for an agroecological transition in Europe"

A collective of organisations, coming together under the banner of the Nyéléni Europe Food Sovereignty, have just released a new…

TP Organics’ Science Day at BIOFACH 2021: Innovating for organic food processing - 19 February 2021, online

At TP Organics’ Science Day at BIOFACH’s 2021 e-Special, more than 150 participants learned about ongoing research projects funded by…

More than 1,000 attended our sessions at BIOFACH’s e-Special - 17-19 February 2021, online

On 17-19 February 2021, the first online edition of BIOFACH took place with more than 13,800 participants. 17 February: Opening…

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…

IFOAM Organics Europe’s expert session on promotion policies during BIOFACH 2021

During BIOFACH 2021, IFOAM Organics Europe’s Food Policy Officer Silvia Schmidt organized an “Ask the Expert” Session on the Commission’s…

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…
16/02/2021
About us

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…
 
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