IFOAM EU Group Letter
IFOAM EU Group underlined its support for an EU wide protection for soil in a
letter sent to the German Presidency and the President of the European
Parliament On April
has always been the starting
point for organic farming and the foundation of organic farm
management. Therefore, for organic farmers, the care for the soil has
been at the heart of their concern.
read the letter sent by IFOAM EU Group and other documents related to
the Soil Strategy and Directive, please check the links on the right
side of this webpage.
The Sixth Community Environment Action
Programme (6th EAP) from 2002, required a Thematic Strategy
for Soil Protection as one of seven thematic strategies.
April 2002, the Commission published a Communication "Towards a
Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection" (COM(2002)179) with the
outline for the development of a Soil Thematic Strategy.
In September 2006, the European
Commission adopted the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection
(COM(2006)231 final), whose main objectives are the prevention of
further degradation of soil and preservation of its functions and the
restoration of degraded soil.
The Strategy is composed of a
Communication from the Commission, a proposal for a Framework
Directive and an Impact Assessment.