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IFOAM EU’s General Assembly is going digital!

On 30 June 2020 IFOAM EU will host its 10th General Assembly. At this biannual meeting, IFOAM EU’s membership reviews…

Save the date for TP Organics’ Organic Innovation Days 2020

TP Organics announced its annual Organic Innovation Days 2020, the event that brings together important and diverse actors of the…

Open Letter: CSOs open letter on the importance and urgency of publishing the Farm to Fork strategy: no further delays, keep April 2020 as publication date

Brussels, 14 April 2020 To:Executive Vice-President Frans TimmermansCommissioner Stella KyriakidesCommissioner Janusz WojciechowskiCommissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius CC:Anne Bucher, Director-General of DG SANTE…
05/04/2020
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Saying Goodbye to Isabella Lang

After almost 3 years at IFOAM EU, we are saying goodbye to IFOAM EU Policy Coordinator Isabella Lang, who will…

JOINT LETTER: Measures to support farmers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

To: Commissioner WojciechowskiCc: Commissioner Sinkevičius and Commission Executive Vice-President TimmermansEuropean CommissionBerlaymont, Rue de la Loi 2001000 – Brussels 1st April…

European Organic Congress - Registration opening postponed to April 2020

The 2020 edition of the European Organic Congress is scheduled to take place on 1 and 2 July 2020 in Berlin, Germany.…
13/03/2020
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Welcome note March 2020

Dear readers, From 17 to 20 February, the 2020 edition of BIOFACH took place in Nuremberg, Germany. With about 300…

IFOAM EU calls for target of at least 20% organic land in the EU

The organic movement calls for ambitious targets to increase organic land and consumption in the EU ahead of the publication…
06/03/2020

Help us save bees and farmers

The European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Save bees and farmers’ wants to phase out synthetic pesticides by 2035, support farmers, and save…

OK-Net EcoFeed and Organic Farm Knowledge – A unique resource with tools for farmers across Europe

The online Organic Farm Knowledge platform presents scientific and practical knowledge tailored to practitioners. The platform allows for easier sharing and access…

JOINT LETTER: European Green Deal needs to cut pesticides and switch to agroecology

Brussels, 31 March 2020 To: Executive Vice President TimmermansCc: Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Sinkevičius We are writing to you as…

Priority challenges for the first Work Programme of Horizon Europe – Position paper published by TP Organics

In view of the preparation of the first Work Programme of Horizon Europe, TP Organics has developed a Position Paper. It…
25/02/2020
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Charles Michel’s MFF proposal puts second-pillar budget at risk

Ahead of the extraordinary Council on EU’s long-term budget, the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF), Council President Charles Michel presented the…
20/02/2020
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IFOAM EU members now have access to member-only information on the new IFOAM EU member extranet

We have launched our new IFOAM EU member extranet. IFOAM EU members will now be able to access the new member…

BIOFACH session on organic seed and organic heterogenous material in the New EU Organic Regulation

On 14 February, IFOAM EU organized a session on Organic Seed and organic heterogenous material in the new EU Organic Regulation at…

TP Organics’ Science Day 2020: Horizon Europe – Innovation opportunities for organic companies

On 14 February, TP Organics’ Science Day on innovation opportunities for organic companies in Horizon Europe, to address the urgent…

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.…

How much and which natural inputs does the organic sector need? – A lively debate during BIOFACH 2020

A lively discussion on natural inputs suitable for organic farming as well as future obstacles and opportunities for the sector’s…

EUREKA project kick-off & EURAKNOS mid-term review

From 27-29 January, the two-year Horizon 2020 project EUREKA was officially launched in Bruges. IFOAM EU will contribute to this project with…

PRESS RELEASE: IFOAM EU calls for a target of 20% organic land in the EU

BRUSSELS, 13 FEBRUARY 2020 – As the European Commission is expected to release the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies,…

The organic movement and the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) call for better regulation of natural origin plant protection technologies

IFOAM EU and the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) published a five years roadmap for collaboration to promote the uptake of…

The BIOFRUITNET project: Bridging gaps between science and practice

On 16-17 December, the project BIOFRUITNET has been officially launched at its kick-off meeting in Hamburg. Focusing on organic pome,…

Wrapping up four years of interregional cooperation on Organic Action Plans

2 December 2019 – Brussels, Belgium The final event of the SME Organics project gathered regional partners from all over Europe in…
04/12/2019
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Organic processors meet at IGOP meeting & IGOP annual general meeting

2 December was an exciting day for the Interest Group of Organic Processors (IGOP). After a morning meeting about the…

Join us at the Climate Conference COP25 | Time for Action

The 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) started 03 December in Madrid and will run until 13 December. As every year, IFOAM…

Developing Organic: Join our ‘Pesticide use and contamination’ project

Dear IFOAM EU members, Today we’re launching a call to join our first ‘Developing Organic’ project on Pesticide use and contamination:…
25/10/2019
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The Future of Organic Farming & the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020

Join our high level political event with representatives of the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture, the Finnish Environmental Ministry as well…
23/10/2019
CAP

Strong IFOAM EU representation at the European action days for Good food Good farming

22 October 2019 Strasbourg, France On October 22, IFOAM EU demanded good food and good farming at the European days…

PRESS RELEASE: Organic movement at the helm of two Civil Dialogue Groups

BRUSSELS, 16 OCTOBER 2019 – Yesterday, IFOAM EU President Jan Plagge was re-elected as Chair of the Civil Dialogue Group…
26/09/2019
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Ten take-aways following the European Organic Congress 2019

Innovation and technology – How organic improves, inspires & delivers Representatives of the Commission, conventional agriculture, civil society and organic…

Policy brief on the organic approach to inputs - Plant protection products, fertilisers, veterinary drugs and feed additives explained

A new policy brief offers a clearer picture on the principles and regulations governing the use of different inputs in…

IFOAM EU calls for an integrated EU food policy and more sustainable food systems in open letter to recently confirmed Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

Developing an integrated EU food policy and appointing a European Commission Vice President responsible for ensuring the sustainability of our…
14/06/2019
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Policy workshop at the meeting of IFOAM EU’s Interest Group of Organic Farmers from 11-13 June 2019 in Kutná Hora, Czechia

The spring edition of the Farmers Interest Group meeting took place in the heart of Czechia, in Kutná Hora. IFOAM…

IFOAM EU calls for an integrated EU food policy in open letter to potential European Commission Presidents

Developing an integrated EU food policy and appointing a European Commission Vice President responsible for ensuring the sustainability of our…

PRESS RELEASE - Taxation can be a tool towards true cost accounting according to new study

BOLZANO, ITALY, 10 APRIL 2019 – Conventional potato cultivation in Germany costs €1298/hectare in ground water pollution alone. For organic…

PRESS RELEASE: The organic movement calls for a more ambitiou CAP reform

BRUSSELS, 2 APRIL 2019 – The organic movement regrets the limited ambition of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on the…

IFOAM EU welcomes the agreement on a new Fertiliser Regulation

IFOAM EU welcomes the agreement on a new Fertilising Product Regulation (FPR), reached after almost two years of negotiations. Around…

From Italy to Japan - Findings on behavioural manipulation as an alternative to the use of paraffin oil in greenhouse whitefly control presented in Japan

The RELACS project just published its third news story, focusing on the experience of Valeria Fattoruso, researcher at RELACS’ partner…

Post-Conference highlights from COP24

The 24th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Katowice,…
26/10/2018
Events

PREVIEW OF EVENTS

26.10.2018 7-9 November, Eisenstadt, Austria ICOAS will bring together researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, associations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to…
14/09/2018
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IFOAM EU Meets Business - An engaging opportunity bringing the organic food industry together

IFOAM EU meets business will take place on 30 October 2O18 in Brussels, with the aim of gathering the organic…

IFOAM EU welcomes the European Court of Justice decision that new genetic engineering techniques will be regulated as GMOs

BRUSSELS, 25 JULY 2018 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes the decision of the European Court of Justice…

Plant health care in organic farming

The revision of the European legislation on “plant protection products” will be the chance to highlight the specific approach of…

Are you an expert on plant protection products and/or fertilisers? - Join the new IFOAM EU expert group!

A call for experts is now open to join an IFOAM EU expert group on Plant Protection Products and Fertilisers.…
 
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