Spain is today the largest European exporter of subtropical fruits: the number of acres devoted to this crop has increased in recent years due to the global rise of consumption. Fruits such as custard apple, avocado or mango are no longer unknown to consumers and thus have become a common product in shopping carts. Currently, Spain is the European... more
In 2013, IFOAM EU celebrates its 10 years in Brussels. These are the wishes coming from people that are involved or support the organisation's work.
Several Members of the European Parliament have announced that they will reject the EU Commission proposal on Seed and Plant Reproductive Material. IFOAM EU sent a letter to key MEPs to encourage them to take responsibility for... more
CORE Organic hereby publishes a joint call for transnational research pre-proposals in organic food and farming systems. The call budget is more than 11 million euros including the European Union contribution of 3 million euros for research and administration. The call announcement, guideline for applicants, a compilation of national rules and a Q... more
IFOAM EU was awarded honorary membership of Valor Ecológico Association (Ecovalia) at the annual “Andrés Núñez de Prado” Awards for Organic Farming Research and Defence in Cordoba.... more
This event is sold out. Please note that recent disturbances in Bangkok have not been in the area where the conference will be held. Further information on the program can be found here
At the 7th European Organic Congress organised by IFOAM EU in July 2013, there was a resounding call for the need for a new Action Plan. It is likely that a proposal for a new EU Organic Action Plan will accompany the European Commission's proposal for a new Organic Regulation in early 2014. To assist in this process,... more
Thanks to the work of farmers and processors, consumers associate organic production with high quality and healthy food; and nothing better represents the quality of Spanish organic production in international markets than organic fruit and vegetables.Like for... more
Brussels, 27 November 2013 – Yesterday, the European Parliament hearing on the review of the legislation on rules for marketing of seed and plant propagation material raised concerns amongst stakeholders. Comments from many of the MEPs demonstrate lack of awareness of the... more
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