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14/09/2020
About us

Welcoming our new colleague

IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to welcome its new colleague, Julie Goeseels. In September, she joined the Finance, Legal, Operations…
14/09/2020
About us

In case you missed it: IFOAM EU continues growing as IFOAM Organics Europe (and has a new website!)

It has been more than 15 years since we started our work of making Europe more organic. Since then, we…

Help protecting our forests by demanding deforestation free supply-chains – Together4Forests

Forests and other ecosystems are under pressure worldwide: A total of 13 million hectares are deforested each year and almost…

Organic wine and fruit propagation in Germany and Switzerland

Experts from seed companies, organic farmers, farmer advisors, researchers and agricultural trainers can now read a report on a virtual…

Smaller, greener, healthier? Sustainability of livestock farming in Europe

On Wednesday 9 September, Kurt Sannen, Chair of IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group of Organic Farmers, participated in the online…

Stimulating digital innovations - The SmartAgriHubs’ RESTART and EXPAND calls are still open!

As Europe continues facing the Covid-19 crisis, it must further stimulate the development of digital innovations which can tackle the…

First open source detection test for a gene-edited GM crop

This press release was first published by Greenpeace EU Brussels, 07 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Greenpeace, together with other non-governmental organisations,…
04/09/2020
CAP

Representing environmentally-friendly farmers at the Commission’s ‘Farmers of the Future’ workshop

What will agriculture look like in 2050? How can we ensure that enough food is produced, while ensuring that environment…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes public consultation on new EU Organic Action Plan and additional time to finalize new organic rules

BRUSSELS, 4 SEPTEMBER 2020 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes the announcement today by the Commission that the…

Lively exchange at the second EUREKA consortium meeting 26-28 August 2020, online

IFOAM Organics Europe participated in the second EUREKA consortium meeting, which took place online from 26-28 August and brought together…

Organic farming and the Internet of Things (IoT): synergy or conflict?

This article first appeared on 9 June 2020 on the IoF2020 website. It is common thinking to consider organic farming…
01/09/2020
About us

Saying goodbye to our colleague

Carolina Ana Ferreira Carolina started as volunteer in 2018 in the event and membership unit. After one year of volunteering…
01/09/2020
About us

Welcoming our new colleagues

IFOAM Organics Europe is excited to welcome its new volunteers. They joined our team in September and will work with…
01/09/2020
Events

NATEXPO, the first organic event to defy the crisis 21-22 September, Lyon, France

On 21 and 22 September, NATEXPO will be the first major event for organic professionals after the outset of the…

March for agricultural reforms opens three days of protest at the informal agriculture council in Koblenz (Germany)

Koblenz/Brussels, 30 August 2020 – Protestors rallied in the city of Koblenz at the start of three days of protest accompanying the informal EU agriculture…

Farm gate nutrient budgets in organic agriculture

The RELACS project partners issued practical guidelines informing farmers about assessing the main nutrient flows in and out of their…
11/08/2020
Events

Register to join BIOFACH India webinar serieS

Learn more about the new EU Regulation, its impact on Indian exporters and mitigating measures at a webinar series conducted by BIOFACH…

Request for proposal: Conducting research on pesticide contamination in the environment and pesticide residues in organic food

IFOAM Organics Europe (IFOAM OE) is the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming. We fight for the adoption…

OK-Net EcoFeed joins the EIP-AGRI animal welfare communication campaign

In July 2020, OK-Net EcoFeed joined the agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) communication campaign on animal health and welfare. It…

Discussing Organic Farm Knowledge: learning from users how the online platform can be improved

On 6 July, IFOAM Organics Europe held a successful digital cross-exchange about the online platform Organic Farm Knowledge as an…

Request for a meeting re. CAP alignment with the European Green Deal

Brussels, 20th July 2020 To: Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans Subject: Request for a meeting re. CAP alignment with the European…
16/07/2020
Events

Organic in Action! Ten take-aways & evaluation of the European Organic Congress 2020

Thank you for participating in the European Organic Congress 2020 – we hope you enjoyed the experience!  We would like…

TP Organics and other European Technology Platforms propose joint research & innovation priorities for a sustainable food system

The European Technology Platforms (ETPs) TP Organics, Plants for the Future, and Food for Life have jointly published a policy…

Welcome note July 2020

Dear IFOAM Organics Europe members,Dear reader, I am honoured and humbled by the trust you are putting into my colleagues…

Political hotspot July 2020

With the publication of the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies, the European Commission puts organic food and…

Stimulating digital innovations through SmartAgriHubs’ RESTART and EXPAND open call

As Europe is still facing the Covid-19 crisis, it must further stimulate the development of digital innovations which can tackle…
08/07/2020
About us

Read about our vision for a sustainable European food and farming system and our achievements in 2019 in our digital annual report

IFOAM Organics Europe’s 2019 annual report is available online. Read about our 2019 achievements as a European organic movement in…
03/07/2020
Events

Review of events

On 1-3 July, the first online edition of our European Organic Congress took place with more than 1,000 participants. This…

PRESS RELEASE: Organic is part of the solution, speakers of European Organic Congress agree

BRUSSELS, 3 JULY 2020 – High-level speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament and the German Presidency of the EU…

TP Organics participates in webinars on Agroecology Partnership

One of the eight European Partnerships planned in cluster 6 of Horizon Europe will be about “Agroecology Living Labs and…
01/07/2020
About us

Welcoming our new colleagues

Bérénice Cau Thomas Haselberger Molly Mathews

PRESS RELEASE: Jan Plagge re-elected President of IFOAM Organics Europe (and a rebranding for IFOAM EU)

BRUSSELS, 30 JUNE 2020 – At its 10th General Assembly, IFOAM Organics Europe’s members elected a new Board. They re-elected Jan Plagge as President. He is the President of Bioland e.V. (Germany and North Italy) and has…
30/06/2020
About us

IFOAM EU proud to continue growing as IFOAM Organics Europe – New website marks change

We have updated our presence! Since our organisation was established in 2003, it has grown significantly together with the organic…

LIVESEED international workshop identifies top priorities to work towards 100% organic seed

LIVESEED’s international workshop on 25-26 June put the spotlight on North-West Europe and the EU organic regulation’s implementation on organic…

Help us identifying the needs and knowledge gaps in organic fruit growing – Fill out BIOFRUITNET’s questionnaire

Plant protection against pests and diseases is a big issue for organic fruit growers, as fruit is a very sensitive…
19/06/2020
About us

Saying goodbye to our colleague

Kaja Gutzen Kaja joined IFOAM Organics Europe in July 2019 as a European Solidarity Corps volunteer. She was based at…
17/06/2020
About us

IFOAM EU welcomes the Steering Committee (SC) of its Interest Group on Certification and Integrity (IGOC)

On 6 May, IFOAM EU’s Interest Group of Certification and Integrity (IGOC) elected a Steering Committee (SC) to ensure the…

Commission publishes Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/786 on arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries

On 16 June 2020, the Commission published the implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/786 amending and correcting the regulation laying down detailed…

Are you interested in sustainable European aquaculture? Have a look at FutureEUAqua’s infographic to find out about this project

The aim of the FutureEUAqua project is to effectively promote sustainable growth of environmentally friendly organic and conventional aquaculture of major fish…
16/06/2020
Events

NATEXPO, the first organic event to defy the crisis 21-22 September, Lyon, France

On 21 and 22 September, NATEXPO will be the first major event for organic professionals after the outset of the…
11/06/2020
Events

Have a look at the programme of the European Organic Congress 2020

Are you joining our digital European Organic Congress 2020 ‘Organic in action’ from 1-3 July? Check out the congress programme on our…

Read about heather as an alternative to control worms in sheep in RELACS’ news story

Anthelmintic resistance is spreading globally, impacting the environment and animal welfare. As the organic sector we are seeking non-chemical complements…

How can we shift towards more plant-based, resilient, and localized food systems? Have a look at the brand new FoodShift2030 project website to find out

The FoodShift2030 project has just launched its new website! This four-year project aims at ensuring access to safe, healthy, nutritious,…

Share your views about Organic Farm Knowledge, the online exchange platform for organic farming & science

Do you know the online Organic Farm Knowledge platform? We would like to hear what you think about it in our efforts…
07/06/2020
Vision

Take part in the members-only webinar on our vision & strategy toolkit

Are you an IFOAM EU member who is developing a vision & strategy process for your organisation? Our new member-only toolkit can…

European Patent Office: No patents on conventionally bred varieties

On 14 May 2020, the enlarged board of appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has released an opinion that…
28/05/2020
Press release

Joint Press Release: YOUR LAND, MY LAND, OUR LAND: Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia releases access to land handbook

Today the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (Nyéléni ECA) launches a practical tool to support and…
26/05/2020
Farm to Fork

Key points of the Farm to Fork strategy

The European Green Deal (EGD) was unveiled by the European Commission in December 2019 and aims for Europe to become the first…

More than 100 tuned in to online OK-Net EcoFeed Thematic Group meeting!

On Tuesday 26 May 2020, the Thematic Group meeting brought Innovation Groups involved in the OK-Net EcoFeed project together with external interested…
 
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