European organic operators, apply for the EU Organic Awards before 14 May! 

Organic farming is a key part of the solution to our planet’s most pressing environmental challenges: from reducing use of synthetic chemicals to supporting biodiversity and animal welfare, organic agriculture plays a critical role in creating a more sustainable and resilient food system. That’s why the European Union has set an ambitious target of 25% of EU agricultural land under organic farming by 2030, and is recognising excellence in the organic value chain through its annual EU Organic Awards.  

Organic operators across Europe are invited to apply for the awards, which highlight best practices in organic production, processing, and marketing. Whether you’re an organic farmer, processor, retailer, or other stakeholder in the organic value chain, the EU Organic Awards offer a unique opportunity to showcase your achievements and gain recognition for your efforts.  

Eight awards will be given in seven categories: 

  • Best organic farmer (female and male) 
  • Best organic region 
  • Best organic city 
  • Best organic “bio district” 
  • Best organic food processing SME 
  • Best organic food retailer 
  • Best organic restaurant/food service 

In particular, IFOAM Organics Europe is working together with COPA COGECA to take care of the applications for the best organic farmer, both female and male. 

Winners of this year’s edition will be announced at an award ceremony on 25 September. 

The awards are open to applications until 14 May, so don’t wait – apply today to be considered for this prestigious recognition and show how organic is part of the solution towards a more sustainable and resilient food system! 

Curious about last year’s winners? Check out our EU Organic Awards 2022 page

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided. 

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