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Plant health in organic farming is managed mainly through preventive and indirect measures such as the choice of appropriate species and varieties adapted to local conditions, wider crop rotation, the enhancement of agro-biodiversity, the release of macrobials as well as mechanical and physical methods. Synthetic pesticides and fertilisers used in conventional farming are replaced in organic farming by strategies, not exclusively by another input:
Beyond the new organic regulation
Organized by IFOAM EU in cooperation with BIOFACH
The “Haus der Bauern” foundation organises an international congress on the issue of “peasants’ rights” from 7-10 March 2017, which will be attended by peasants, small scale producers, rural workers, and other people working in rural areas as well as other international organisations and numerous stakeholders.
For the seventh year farmers, food craftsmen and critical consumers will gather in Berlin for Wir haben es satt (We are fed up) demonstration, calling for healthy food, family farms, organic and agro-ecological agriculture and fair trade.
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What does the new EU organic regulation bring?
Make Europe recognize soil as a common good - Sign and share People4Soil’s European citizen’s initiative
IFOAM EU organised an event 'Countering Climate Change with Organic Agriculture' in association with the Roundtable on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change (RTOACC) and the Representation of the Veneto Region to the European Union in the Committee of the Regions, Brussels on 11 November 2014.
Please find available presentations below:
Scientific panel - the benefits of organic farming for climate mitigation and adaptation