Preview of events
Next year, the European organic movement will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Together with IFOAM – Organics International’s 50th and IFOAM Asia’s 10th anniversary, 2022 will also mark the Year of Organics.
Following the recognition of organic as a political tool and part of the solution to current societal challenges – foremost the climate and biodiversity crises – the Year of Organics comes at the perfect time. Now more than ever we need to stay together and emphasize the critical contribution organic can make to transforming our food and farming systems, a change that is urgently needed.
Thanks to the tireless effort of organic farmers, processors, retailers, certifiers and other organic stakeholders, the organic sector has grown exceptionally over the past decades. This is testament to producers, consumers and policy-makers alike understanding and appreciating the environmental and societal benefits of organic food and farming.
As the European organic movement, we would like to take our 20th anniversary and the Year of Organics as an opportunity to thank our network across Europe, staff, supporters, decision-makers and like-minded organisations for contributing to making our Vision 2030 a reality. Together, let’s look back at our past achievements and challenges lying ahead to build a European food and farming system that promotes Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care and protects people and the planet.
We will organise a range of celebratory activities across Europe throughout 2022 to celebrate organic. Visit our website and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to stay tuned. We look forward to celebrating with many of you digitally or in person!
The trade fair duo BIOFACH and VIVANESS will take place again in Nuremberg from 15-18 February 2022. The event will be both on-site and online, so experience the full diversity of the organic community in Nuremberg or virtually, thanks to live streaming sessions and networking beyond the physical trade fair.
Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction – for the responsible use of nature’s resources. BIOFACH in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg is the place where people share their passionate interest in organic food, get to know each other and exchange views, and this since 1990.
BIOFACH / VIVANESS is the perfect opportunity for professionals to meet organic producers from the organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest trends.
2022 congress theme – “Organic. Climate. Resilience.”
The 2022 congress theme will be “Organic. Climate. Resilience.”: how organic can make food production more resilient and climate-friendly.
The event is also divided into congress forums – on sustainability, politics, science and finally agriculture. IFOAM OE will held various sessions for each of them.
Come to our sessions at BIOFACH
We are organising sessions on new policy & regulatory frameworks for organic, the new Europen organic action plan, climate change, pesticides & much more. All sessions will be uploaded to BIOFACH’s and our website in the coming weeks.
Keep an eye on them to stay tuned!