Preview of events
24-25 November, online
You can now register for the Organic Innovation Days 2020, the only EU event on research & innovation for organic, which will take place online from 24-25 November.
The annual Organic Innovation Days provide a unique opportunity to meet members of TP Organics and network with EU policymakers. This year’s edition will be brought to you by TP Organics and EU Horizon 2020 project LIVESEED.
On Day 1, the LIVESEED final conference for stakeholders and policymakers will take place. Make sure to check in if you are active in organic seed use and plant breeding, as the project’s innovations and results will be shared.
Day 2 will be divided into two parallel sessions. Session I will be dedicated to opportunities for organic in Horizon Europe. After a key-note speech by Emile Frison, member of IPES-Food and the Soil Health and Food Mission Board, there will be an introduction to Horizon Europe by the European Commission. The policy debate with representatives from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) and DG Research & Innovation will focus on the Missions as new instruments in Horizon Europe. Session II I will be the LIVESEED European workshop, which will look at the implementation of the organic seed regulation and national progress in the context of LIVESEED. In the afternoon, the Stakeholder Forum (for TP Organics members only) will take place.
Check out the programme and register by 17 November. The event will take place online from 24-25 November via the online event platform SpotMe. TP Organics is one of the 40 European Technology Platforms (ETPs), recognised by the European Commission. IFOAM Organics Europe hosts its Secretariat.
TP Organics is co-financed by the LIFE Programme of the European Union, under the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The sole responsibility for this communication lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.
8-9 December, online
Save the date for the next “IFOAM Organics Europe meets business” taking place online on 8-9 December 2020.
“Bringing the organic food Industry together” is the goal of IFOAM Organics Europe meets business. This event creates a platform for exchange between different players within the supply chain, including IFOAM Organics Europe’s members and companies interested in organic. It will take place online and consists of two morning sessions from 10:00 to 13:00 on 8-9 December 2020.
This year the event will look into topics such as the organic regulation, Brexit, and the Farm to Fork strategy. Read the agenda on our website.
Registration details will be available on our website soon!
25-26 January 2021, online
It is with great excitement that OK-Net EcoFeed announces its final project conference bringing together four research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER. Mark 25-26 January 2021 in your calendar and join the projects for ‘Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production’ from the comfort of you (home) office.
Production systems with monogastric animals rely mainly on high quality feeds from external sources that compete with food for human consumption. Also in organic farming, monogastric systems tend to be highly specialised and decoupled from other areas of farming. The challenge is to design systems which overcome the contradiction between animal welfare and “naturalness” on one hand and feed and resource efficiency on the other.
Within such context, ‘Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production’ is a perfect opportunity to share the unique knowledge acquired during our projects and foster the transition towards more sustainable organic production systems. Themes include: ration-planning tools, sustainable and regional feeding for pigs and poultry, welfare self-assessment tools and the further development of the Organic Farm Knowledge platform.
This online event will also host a policy debate targeting a wide range of audience including policymakers, farmers and animal welfare associations, processors, feed companies and retailers. Discussions are expected to deepen and consolidate the importance of organics within the feed sustainability and animal welfare concept. Stay up to date by visiting the OK-Net EcoFeed project website where news and further details will be published soon.
The OK-Net EcoFeed project helps organic pig and poultry farmers to achieve the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed. The three-year project will extend the OK-Net knowledge platform. IFOAM Organics Europe coordinates the project consisting of 11 partners and 8 third linked parties from 12 countries. Dissemination towards all actors in the EIP-AGRI network is an integral part of the OK-Net EcoFeed activities.
OK-Net EcoFeed has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773911. This communication only reflects the author’s view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.