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16/02/2021
Vision

Do you have an initiative making Europe more organic? Share it with us and inspire others to transform food and farming systems!

Making Europe more organic has always been the European organic movement’s mission. Working towards this goal means leading change, believing…
11/02/2021
Events GMOs

Organic and Conventional sectors discuss genome editing at IFOAM Organics Europe event - 10 February 2021, online

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

Register now for the final event of the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 project - 16-18 March, online

The Internet of Food and Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project IoF2020 is coming to an end. Register now to the digital…
10/02/2021
Events

How can food education in school foster a new generation of citizens aware of food sustainability and health? Let's figure it out! 25 February 2021, online

Children are the citizens of tomorrow. Raising their awareness is key in fostering a new generation of consumers conscious of…

Did you miss RELACS’ workshop on the replacement of anthelmintics at the Oxford Real Farm Conference? Then check out the project’s latest news story!

On 10 January 2021, RELACS’ project partners Soil Association and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) took part in the Oxford Real…
09/02/2021
Climate change

Read EIP-AGRI’s brochure on climate-smart agriculture and learn about solutions for resilient farming and forestry

Farming significantly contributes to climate change with agriculture being responsible for about 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in the European…

Political hotspot February 2021 newsletter

To help realise the European Green Deal’s shift to more sustainable food systems, the European Commission earmarked an unprecedented share…

Welcome note February 2021 newsletter

Dear readers,   On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome you back after the winter break…
03/02/2021
Events

Review of events

The BIOFRUITNET project has launched a series of webinars to boost innovation in the European organic fruit production. The first…
03/02/2021
Events

Preview of events

How does organic & non-organic food and farming avoid contamination with GMOs? Why is it so relevant for food production…
02/02/2021
GMOs

Detection Cibus’ GM-canola: An update

A regulation is only worth so much as it can be enforced. This is why on 7 September 2020, an…

Join IFOAM Organics Europe at Europe’s biggest trade fair for organic - 17-19 February 2021, online

BIOFACH 2021 is just around the corner! The yearly event gathering the organic movement will take place from 17-19 February…

Save the date: The organic movement meets online at BIOFACH 2021 Policy Day to discuss “25% European land in organic by 2030” - 17 February 2021, online

Organised by IFOAM Organics Europe in collaboration with BIOFACH, the Policy Day under the title 25% European Land in Organic…

2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, let’s celebrate!

The United Nations’ General Assembly declared 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV2021). The IYFV2021 is a great moment…
28/01/2021
Events

Join the global organic movement at the Organic World Congress 2021 - 6-10 September 2021, Rennes, France

On 6-10 September, more than 2,500 organic stakeholders, farmers, researchers and policymakers will address questions around resilience, societal transformation, health, and…

New Organic Regulations & Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and UK published

Before the application of the new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 in January 2022, the Commission needs to adopt many…
28/01/2021
Food policy

Contribute to European organic stakeholder consultation about using technologies in organic food processing

Today, there is a lack of mandatory standards and indicators for organic food processing in Europe. The ProOrg project addresses…

Coming soon: EU router database for organic seed

The launch of the EU router database’s for organic seed is approaching! This database will : Simplify access to international…

Solutions for sustainable feeding and animal welfare in organic farming – Research projects contribute - 25-26 January 2021, online

Organic farmers strive to feed their animals with feed produced at or near the farm while ensuring animal well-being. In…
25/01/2021
Events

Exclusive for members: IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business recording 2020 is available!

IFOAM Organics Europe meets business 2020 took place online for the first time. IFOAM Organics Europe’s members can now view…

FarmDemo training kit: Helping farmers organise farm demonstration events

Horizon 2020 projects, AgriDemo-F2F, PLAID and NEFERTITI developed the FarmDemo training kit for organising farm demonstration events. It collects tools,…

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

TP Organics’ Science Day will take place on 19 February from 11:00-12:45 at BIOFACH 2021. It invites organic operators and…

What role does urban and peri-urban agriculture play in city food systems in the context of COVID-19 and climate change? 21 January, online

FoodSHIFT2030 presented a webinar on the role of urban and peri-urban agriculture in city food systems and how they face…
22/01/2021

#thefutureisorganic

We invite IFOAM Organics Europe members who want to get inspired for the year ahead to read Michaël Wilde, Director…
22/01/2021
Vision

They make it happen! Generating added value through an organic grass-fed beef quality scheme

By 2030, the European organic movement wants a fair distribution of value and power in the food supply chain, and…

Save the date: XF-ACTORS project’s final event and 3rd European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa - 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…

Stimulating digital innovations - the SmartAgriHubs' RESTART and EXPAND calls are still open!

As Europe continues facing the Covid-19 crisis, it must further stimulate developing digital innovations which can tackle the challenges the agri-food sector…

From lab to field: RELACS’ first project video on new plant protection products replacing copper in organic viticulture

In their commercial vineyard in Frick, Switzerland, FiBL carried out 16 treatments of new plant protection products against mildew in…
18/01/2021
Events GMOs

Register now for our public event “GMOs and gene editing in agriculture: the benefits of regulation” - 10 February, online

How does organic & non-organic food and farming avoid contamination with GMOs? Why is it so relevant for food production…

“Wir haben es satt!” alliance : Use the election year to vote out an agricultural policy that is harmful to farmers, animals and the environment

This press release was first published by Wir Haben Es Satt! Agriculture change alliance (“We are fed up!”) demands sustainable…

EUREKA Winter Consortium Meeting & personas validation workshop - 12-14 January 2021, online

On 12-14 January 2021, the Horizon 2020 EUREKA project’s winter consortium meeting took place. This project will boost the EU’s…

Save the date: Final event of the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 project - 16-18 March 2021, online

As the Internet of Food and Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project IoF2020 is coming to an end, it is time to…

Interested in learning more about the role of urban and peri-urban agriculture in city food systems?

As the majority of the world’s population live in cities (reaching 65% in 2050), it is crucial to shift towards…

Conference “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production”, Register now! 25-26 January 2021, online

The online event will bring together four research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER to discuss and consolidate the…
08/01/2021
Vision

Are you making Europe more organic? Share your initiative transforming food and farming systems with us and inspire others!

The organic movement is a front-runner when it comes to setting the stage for fair, environmentally conscious, healthy and caring…
06/01/2021
CAP

Portuguese Presidency, Member States’ recommendations and draft Eco-scheme list: CAP reform is moving forward

On 1 January, Germany handed over the EU Council Presidency to Portugal. The Portuguese Presidency aims to finalise the CAP…
02/01/2021
About us

Saying goodbye to our colleagues

Caterina Berardi We are saying goodbye to IFOAM Organics Europe Internal Communications and Membership Officer Caterina Berardi. Caterina started as…
18/12/2020
Vision

They make it happen! Enriching plant genetic diversity by bringing landrace varieties back into people’s gardens and plates

Are you a researcher, producer, breeder or simply interested in organic seeds? Get inspired by the Hungarian Research Institute of…
17/12/2020
About us

25% target of organic land by 2030: Challenges and priorities for Central and Eastern Europe 15 December 2020

On 15 December 2020, IFOAM Organics Europe organised its Expert Group for Capacity Building in Central and Eastern Europe’s annual…

The European organic movement welcomes opportunities promoting organic agriculture in the European Commission's promotion policy work programme

The European organic movement welcomes the special attention reserved to organic agriculture in the European Commission’s promotion policy work programme.…

Reaching 25% organic land in Europe by 2030: Ten priorities for the new EU Organic Action Plan

The European Commission is set to publish the next European Organic Action Plan (OAP) at the beginning of 2021. A…

IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business online – a successful event! 8-9 December 2020, online

On 8-9 December 2020, 80 participants, from all walks of the organic supply chain and beyond, joined the 3rd edition…
16/12/2020
Events

Annual meeting of IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group on Certification and Integrity - 15 December 2021, online

On 15 December, 30 members of IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group on Certification and Integrity (IGOC) met online for their…
14/12/2020
CAP

IFOAM Organics Europe President newly elected Vice-Chair of Civil Dialogue Group on the CAP

On Thursday 10 December, the Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on the Common Agricultural Policy elected Jan Plagge, President of IFOAM…
14/12/2020
Vision

They make it happen! Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network protects Crete’s national heritage

All over Europe, citizens are working to make food and farming systems fairer, environmentally conscious, healthy and caring. In Greece,…
09/12/2020
Events

Organic processors come together for second annual general meeting - 7 December 2020, online

Associations of processors and traders, as well as processing and trading companies, came together on 7 December for the second…

BIOFRUITNET 1st online seminar: Boosting innovation in organic fruit production - 3 December 2020, online

The BIOFRUITNET project has launched a series of webinars to boost innovation in the European organic fruit production. The first…

Conference “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production” - Register now! 26 January 2021, online

The online event will take place on the 26 January 2021 and will bring together four research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed…

Welcome note November 2020 newsletter

Dear readers,   I would like to use this opportunity to look back on a turbulent year, marked with great successes…

Political hotspot November 2020 newsletter

The European Commission is set to publish the next European organic action plan (OAP) at the beginning of next year.…
 
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