14/06/2019

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 EU’s farmers group discussed, among others, the possible design of the new Eco-Schemes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposal post-2020, the secondary legislation of the new organic regulation, and the opportunities and risks of emerging technologies and digitalisation for organic farmers.

Prior to the meeting the farmers visited a Demeter-certified wine grower and a 600ha mixed organic farm. The farm raises pigs and has an on-farm slaughter facility, a biogas plant, hemp and cereal production as a diverse set of sources of income. Furthermore, there was a workshop for Czech farmers and representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture to exchange about the most important changes in the new organic regulation and the CAP Strategic Plans for the CAP post-2020.

If you want to take part in the IFOAM EU farmers group and if you have questions about the discussed topics, please contact thomas.haselberger@ifoam-eu.org.

IFOAM EU’s Interest Group of Organic Farmers meeting in Kutná Hora, Czechia. © Isabella Lang
IFOAM EU’s Interest Group of Organic Farmers visiting a biogas plant. © Isabella Lang
Emanuele Busacca discussing the new organic regulation during policy workshop. © Isabella Lang

This event is co-financed by the European Union, under the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The sole responsibility for this communication lies with IFOAM EU. The EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

 
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