Transformation scenarios for boosting organic farming & organic – OrganicTargets4EU project starts
The Horizon Europe project OrganicTargets4EU officially started on 1 September 2022. Coordinated by IFOAM Organics Europe, the project aims to support the achievement of the organic Farm-to-Fork targets of 25% organic farmland in the EU by 2030 and a significant increase in organic aquaculture. To do so, OrganicTargets4EU will analyse the key drivers and lock-ins affecting the development of the organic sector and create a range of possible scenarios for achieving the targets.
The project will analyse the best areas to increase organic farming and the socio-economic impacts of these increases in primary production, value chains and markets. It will also provide evidence on the driving mechanisms of organic food demand. OrganicTargets4EU will support advisory services, identify knowledge gaps, and stimulate the exchange of scientific and practice-oriented knowledge. It will expand and promote the Organic Farm Knowledge platform as the main interactive place for organic advisory services Finally, it seeks to better coordinate R&I investments in the organic sector through the network of CORE Organic.
The results of the project will be discussed in a multi-actor policy dialogue and recommendations will be made for the CAP strategic plans and EU/national organic action plans in the period from 2025-2027 and from 2028 onwards.
OrganicTargets4EU. covers a full range of European geographical and organic development contexts, from North-West to Central-East and South. It focuses on 7 EU countries for organic agriculture and 2 EU countries. Each of these focus countries is represented by strong project partners that have close connections with production and value chain actors.