Members can re-watch farmers’ workshop on CAP, animal welfare label & access to land – 2 October 2020, online

With crucial CAP negotiations ahead, starting discussions on an EU animal welfare label, and IFOAM Organics Europe’s ongoing work within the Horizon 2020 project on Access to Land, it was time for another workshop of the Interest Group on Organic Farming to exchange information and views, and form a common position of the organic production sector.

The recording of the workshop on CAP, animal welfare label & access to land is available on the member extranet.

Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Kurt Sannen, Chair of IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group for Organic Farmers (IGOF), moderated the first session focused on CAP which started with a presentation by IFOAM Organics Europe’s Policy Officer, Léna Brisset. She reminded participants of the CAP’s governance, gave an overview of the Multiannual Financial Framework and Next Generation EU, as well as of positions of the European Parliament and European Council.

Animal welfare label

Second point on the agenda was the animal welfare label. As the German Presidency is pushing for  such a label, Sebastian Mittermaier of NATURLAND, gave a short introduction and showcased the German animal welfare label for pigs. As this is an important topic for the organic movement, IFOAM Organics Europe’s will follow the developments closely and keep its members informed.

Access to Land

The last session started with three short presentations by members on initiatives they are involved in: Land Trust, De Landgenoten, and Parcel. It was followed by an introduction on the Erasmus+ project Innovative Land Strategies, which IFOAM Organics Europe is involved in. One deliverable of this project is a joint policy report, analysing EU policies and giving recommendations. This workshop focused on the indirect effects of CAP on access to land.

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

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