27 February 2018
Wonderful woodchip!

A practical one day workshop on using ramial woodchip, woodchip compost etc.

13 June 2018
Wheat Landraces for Healthy Food Systems

1st International Conference, Bologna, Italy



14 February 2018
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57.8 million ha of organic land - The organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars

13 February 2018
Addressing the crisis for new entrants to farming

Ecological Land Cooperative campaign for donations of land for new entrants to ecological agriculture.



7 February 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed

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EU Organic Regulation: Provisional agreement reached

Category: News
29 June 2017

After more than three years of negotiations, the three EU Institutions – the Commission, the Council and the Parliament – came to a provisional agreement on the European organic regulation. The text will now go under the scrutiny of the Member States and the Parliament.

IFOAM EU President Christopher Stopes said: "We acknowledge the huge effort made by the Commission, the Parliament and the Council Presidency to improve the text. In the last 15 days, progress was made, but we regret that the process was rushed to be finalised and discussions on important political points were postponed.” He added: “If stakeholders would have been involved in the initial phase of the review, in a stronger and more transparent way, the process could have been smoother and the text would have better been suited to the needs of organic consumers and the organic movement.”

Sabine Eigenschink, IFOAM EU Board Vice President for Regulation and Certification said: “The main concerns of the organic movement were repeatedly communicated to the institutions involved in the trilateral negotiations. We will now evaluate the technical consistency of the text, the way it can be implemented, and the impact it will have on organic operators and the control procedures in the EU and in third countries. Up to two days ago the text was bringing little added value compared to the current legislation. We would like to see a regulation that supports the development of organic food and farming sector in all EU countries including those which did not support last Monday’s proposal.”

Source: IFOAM EU

Keywords: EU Organic Regulation Policy Certification Standards

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