Nuremberg, 13/02/2014 – The organic sector is calling for a new era, Organic 3.0, at BioFach this year – calling for and exploring the conditions for the sector’s future development. In Europe, IFOAM EU has been actively leading the sector in the call for a new European Organic Action Plan and in providing input to the regulation review process... more
Organic 3.0 – the future of organic – is on the agenda at BIOFACH 2014. 1.9 million certified organic farmers in 164 countries on 37.5 million hectares and a global market for organic food of 63.8 billion US dollars is what the organic movement achieved up to the year 2012. The global trend remains positive, but the ambitions of the organic... more
Use a letter template (in your native language) from this website to write to your minister before March 2014 thus helping to prevent use of synthetic pesticides and mineral fertilisers in Ecological Focus AreasThe "greener and fairer" reform of Europe’s... more
DG Agriculture and Rural Development has launched a new and redesigned web page dedicated to organic food and farming.
The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is seeking a strategic leader who has credibility and experience with organic agriculture and an appreciation for its rapidly growing national significance and multifunctional appeal. He/she must be able to attract and build a collaborative staff team that has experience in fundraising, communications... more
The independent evaluation of the current organic regulatory framework is now available on the European Commission website. The external consortium that produced it was led by the Thünen Institute of Farm Economics.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and leadership attitude. The IFOAM OLC brings international expertise and vision to a course that will help you attain your personal development goals. Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline is 15 April, so... more
Read the latest issue of the IFOAM EU newsletter: the EU Organic Regulations review, new EU Regulation on controls, new CAP implementing rules by mid-2014, the Commission call for Horizon 2020 evaluators, IFOAM EU at BioFach 2014, 30.000 in... more
In recent years the organic movement has seen significant growth around the world, and organic products are moving from a small niche market toward the mainstream. Organic products are increasinlgy available in shops, and consumer interest is growing continuously. Yet, networking within the organic world is still quite limited and insufficient in... more
At the end of the Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organic Farming organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) the participants agreed on a declaration.It is now available for download: ... more