27/11/2020

Preview of events

“Innovating European organic fruit production” – BIOFRUITNET’s 1st seminar – 3 December 2020, online

BIOFRUITNET launches a series of online seminars promoting innovative solutions in organic fruit growing. The first seminar takes place on 3 December 2020.

Experts will cover the management of sooty mold in organic apple growing, emerging pests in citrus and organic solutions and approaches regulating black cherry aphid (Myzus cerasi) in organic table cherry production.

Check out the full agenda and register to stay on top of the latest innovative solutions applied to organic pome, citrus and stone fruits.

The demand for European organic fruit is steadily increasing, placing organic farmers in a competitive, expanding market. The three-year project BIOFRUITNET aims to strengthen the competitiveness of European organic pome, stone and citrus production through strong knowledge networks.

Within BIOFRUITNET, IFOAM Organics Europe leads the knowledge transfer and dissemination through easy-to-read end user materials, such as practice abstracts and videos. IFOAM Organics Europe is also responsible for developing a communication kit to maximize the impact of BIOFRUITNET at events, fairs and congress.  

For more information about the project’s activities, visit BIOFRUITNET website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

BIOFRUITNET has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 862850. 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.

Organic processors meet on 7 December 2020, online

IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group of Organic Processors and Traders (IGOP) will have its annual meeting on 7 December.

Participants will include associations of processors and traders, as well as processing and trading companies. Among the topics on the agenda are a discussion about what elements make processing organic and an exchange of views regarding the substantiation of green claims.

The annual IGOP meeting is only accessible for IGOP members and IFOAM Organics Europe’s Board and Council members.

IFOAM Organics Europe’s members can access a list of its current members and the terms of reference on the member extranet.

Are you an IFOAM Organics Europe member who is:

– Active in processing and/or trade interested to become part of the IGOP? Contact silvia.schmidt@organicseurope.bio;

– Having issues accessing the member extranet? Contact communication@organicseurope.bio.

Are you interested in becoming part of the IGOP? You have to be a member of IFOAM Organics Europe to do so. Contact membership@organicseurope.bio for details. If you are interested in the topics and do not want to become an IFOAM Organics Europe member, consider attending IFOAM Organics Europe meets business on 8-9 December.

Registration to IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2020 closes soon. Secure your spot! 7-8 December 2020, online

IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2020 is around the corner! This year we are bringing the organic food industry together in an online event to discuss the new EU Organic Regulation, Brexit’s impact on the organic sector, the Farm to Fork Strategy, and much more.

If you are still on the fence about attending, remember to decide soon as registration closes on 30 November 2020. 

Here are a few good reasons to join:

– Two-morning-sessions with a varied array of topics relevant to organic businesses – the EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, food & labelling rules, and international trade & control and certification.

– Interaction with experts and other companies active in organic through thematic roundtables and Q&As; and

– Network and exchange with various players within the supply chain and make new contacts through thematic coffee breaks and a fully-interactive virtual platform.

Have we sparked your curiosity? Check out the full programme and reserve your (virtual) seat at IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2020.

Stay tunned for regular updates on IFOAM Organics Europe’s website and #IFOAMOEMeetsBusiness2020 & @OrganicsEurope on Twitter and Facebook!

We are looking forward to seeing you at IFOAM organics Europe Meets Business 2020!

Sponsored by

biofach organic fair

This event 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 event lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

Organic farmers discuss CAP, animal welfare, the organic action plan & more – 10 December 2020, online

Following its last meeting in October 2020, the Interest Group of Organic Farmers (IGOF) will gather online again to follow-up on ongoing issues like the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform and animal welfare.  

We will also dedicate time to the upcoming European organic action plan, as well as to the preparation of the Delegated Act on Organic Heterogenous Material, an element of the new Organic Regulation.  

The next IGOF call will take place online on Thursday 10 December from 10:00-13:00. 

As last time, IFOAM Organics Europe members can download the presentations and re-watch recordings of the last meeting through the extranet. We will also post a more detailed agenda soon in the meeting documents

The IGOF meeting is only accessible to IGOF members and IFOAM Organics Europe’s Board and Council members.  

IFOAM Organics Europe’s members can access a list of its current members and the terms of reference on the member extranet. 

Are you an IFOAM Organics Europe member who is: 

– An organic farmer interested to become part of the IGOF? Contact lena.brisset@organicseurope.bio; 

– Having issues accessing the member extranet? Contact communication@organicseurope.bio

Are you interested in becoming part of the IGOF? You have to be a member of IFOAM Organics Europe to do so. Contact membership@organicseurope.bio for details 

Conference “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production” – Register now! 26 January 2021, online

The online event will take place on the 26 January 2021 and will bring together four research projects:

OK-Net EcoFeed
PPILOW
Freebirds
POWER

Discussions are expected to deepen and consolidate the importance of organics within the feed sustainability and animal welfare concept. Register now and stay tuned for updates by visiting the OK-Net EcoFeed project website

Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.   

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.

BIOFACH and VIVANESS, the trade fair duo for organic goes completely digital in 2021! 17-19 February 2020, online

This article is based on BIOFACH’s press release.

In 2021, BIOFACH and VIVANESS will take place as digital format. The world’s leading trade fair for organic food and the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care will be held as a BIOFACH / VIVANESS eSpecial.

This decision is a response to the altered circumstances of pandemic and its effects on the global organic food and natural and organic cosmetics community. At the same time, this move will allow planning for the globally connected sector. The dates for the BIOFACH / VIVANESS 2021 eSpecial remain 17-19 February.

Petra Wolf, member of the NürnbergMesse management board, said: “The numerous conversations and in-depth dialogue we have had in recent weeks and months have made one thing clear to us. Within the organic food and natural and organic cosmetics sector the desire for interaction, networking and knowledge transfer with experts, and to discover trends and innovations, remains huge and unabated, especially in these exceptional times. Even in this era of coronavirus, the entire sector is absolutely determined to come together to discuss the latest issues, even if only in the digital sphere. However, in the light of the pandemic and based on our ongoing dialogue with the community and a comprehensive survey of exhibitors and visitors, we trust that our decision to host a digital event will now enable all players from the sector to plan ahead in good time. I very much regret that the physical trade fair cannot take place and stress that this decision was an extremely difficult one for all of us. However, before we all meet again on site in Nuremberg in 2022, the BIOFACH / VIVANESS eSpecial will offer an ideal platform for professional dialogue in 2021.”

Exhibitors presentations – networking – congress

Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction – for the responsible use of nature’s resources. This event is the perfect opportunity to meet organic producers from the organic market and be inspired by the sector’s latest trends.

The BIOFACH / VIVANESS eSpecial offers a comprehensive range of innovative possibilities. In addition to company and product presentations, these include exchange and dialogue formats such as roundtables and other formats for networking with industry experts. Sophisticated matchmaking functions that help interested parties to find the right exhibitors and vice versa are another integral part of the eSpecial format.

BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2021 also offers the organic food and natural and organic cosmetics community extensive access to knowledge transfer at the BIOFACH and VIVANESS Congress. The main congress theme in 2021 remains: Shaping Transformation. Stronger. Together.

Visit BIOFACH/VIVANESS’s website for information on the 2021 eSpecial.

 
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