Organic fruit growers gather in Germany for the 19th Ecofruit conference

IFOAM EU is glad to be the patron of this important biennial event on the future of organic fruit growing. This year it brought together 100 scientists, advisors and regulatory experts from 17 different countries.

The Ecofruit conference was happy to welcome a representative from the Pesticide Unit of the European Commission’s DG SANTE. This offered the opportunity to discuss the obstacles of authorisation of natural substances, such as botanicals or metal compounds. A collection of inputs of the conference will be available on the website of the event within a few weeks.

Ambra de Simone, Project Coordinator at IFOAM EU presented a poster of the recently launched European BIOFRUITNET project, which aims at bridging the gap between science and practice in European organic fruit production. For more information, see here.

Policy Coordinator Isabella Lang during her intervention on the European Plant Protection Product Regulation from the point of view of the organic sector. © Francois Warlop, GRAB (source: twitter)

Supported by BioFruitNet

 
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