EU Organic Awards 2023: Apply before 14 May!

We are excited to announce that the EU Organic Awards are back for the second time after a successful debut last year.  

Organic operators can apply for eight awards within seven categories, including best organic farmer female, best organic farmer male, best organic region, best organic city, best organic “bio-district”, best organic food retailer, best organic food processing SME, and best organic restaurant/food service, which has been renamed to allow for more participants to apply.  

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on the annual EU Organic Day on September 25, 2023.  

Jan Plagge, IFOAM Organics Europe’s President, stated that “We are proud to launch the second edition of EU Organic Awards. They are great way to showcase the innovative potential in the EU organic sector and how the sector contributes to the EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies’ goals.”  

Eduardo Cuoco, IFOAM Organics Europe’s Director, added that “We are thrilled to announce the second edition of the EU Organic Awards, and we are incredibly proud to be part of these awards for the second year in a row. These awards will once again inspire and recognize those who are working to create a sustainable food and farming system using organic methods.”  The awards’ criteria are based on the fundamental principles of organic farming, including care, health, ecology, and fairness. The organic approach to food and farming provides an excellent framework for reimagining our food production system, making it more self-sufficient, less reliant on external inputs, and more resilient. We hope that these awards will encourage many practitioners to transition to organic farming and become part of the solution to the many crises we face, including food security, biodiversity loss, and climate change. “ 

Starting from March 25, 2023, interested parties can submit their applications until May 14, 2023. After the application period, a panel of judges comprising one representative from each organizer, as well as a representative from the European Parliament and the Council, will select the most outstanding candidates.  

For additional information, please visit the EU Commission’s website

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