Visit IFOAM EU at our BioFach 2015 stand: 11 – 14 February, Hall 1 (1-447)
Express your opinion and learn more about organic food and farming in the European Union! More details in the timetable below.
Wednesday, 11 February
15.00 - 18.00
EU Policy day: Commission proposal for a new organic regulation organized by IFOAM EU in cooperation with BIOFACH
On 24 March 2014 the European Commission published its legislative proposal for a new organic regulation complemented by annexes, the impact assessment report and a new European Organic Action Plan. This was the result of a process started in 2012 when the Commission decided to review the current legislative and political framework for organic farming. The policy day will gather key policy makers and representatives/experts of the organic movement in Europe to discuss the Commission proposal.
Please find the DRAFT PROGRAMME HERE.
REGISTRATION NEEDED: Please register in this link http://ow.ly/FXQgY before 8 February.
Thursday, 12 February
14.00 - 15.30
Controls in organic farming – from a process based system to an end-product approach?
Moderator: Emanuele Busacca, IFOAM EU
17.00 - 17.45
TP Organics – “Roadmap to Make Europe More Organic”– The role of stakeholders in implementing the European Organic Action Plan
Moderator: Andrea Ferrante, Italian Association for Organic Farming - AIAB
|18:00 - AIAB Calabria Stand - Hall 1 Stand 1-341 C|
Aperitivo – IFOAM EU and AIAB
We would like to kindly invite you to a "get-together and tasting" that will take place at Biofach during the stand party!
AIAB will offer a tasting of different delicious regional products from Calabria such as wine, cheese, sausages and other regional products.
Come, and join us at this Italian aperitivo!
Friday, 13 February
10.00 - 11.30
Import regime – Compliance versus Equivalence
Moderator: Beate Huber, FIBL
10.00 - 11.30
TP Organics Science day
Moderator: Eduardo Cuoco, TP Organics
Speaker: Alina Ujupan, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Speaker: Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer, European Commission, DG Research and innovation
Speaker: Bram Moeskops, TP Organics
Speaker: Cristina Micheloni, TP Organics
|13.00 - 14.00|
SUSTAINGAS is an EU project that aims to promote sustainable biogas production in organic farms. As SUSTAINGAS is drawing to an end, the project results will be presented in the workshop. The speakers will give an overall presentation of the project and then present its accomplishments on different levels. There will be a discussion with the audience on the sustainability criteria and benefits of organic biogas for the environment and for farmers. For more information about the project, please visit: www.sustaingas.eu or contact Eric Gall, eric.gall [at] ifoam-eu.org
Speaker: Eric Gall, Policy Manager, IFOAM EU
14.00 - 14.45
New challenges for organic Processors and Traders
Moderator: Erkki Pöytäniemi, Organic Finland
15.00 - 15.45 Room Istanbul
Key opportunities for organics using rural development policy
New regional and national Rural Development Programmes will begin to come into force in 2015. The programmes are part of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and link to national spending priorities for EU structural funds 2014-2020. How can the tools and instruments under new RDPs help to grow and develop organic farming and agro-ecological approaches across Europe capable of delivering environmental public goods, sustainable economic development and a renaissance of rural areas? The workshop will consider the key opportunities available to organic farmers under new RDPs from the perspective of three different EU Member States. It will consider how these opportunities can help to make Europe more Organic and shift EU food and agriculture towards a new agro-ecological agenda. A wide range of issues will be discussed from support to convert and maintain land under organic management to developing value chains based on the organic principles.
Moderator: Eric Gall, IFOAM EU Group
15.00 - 15.45
"How to keep GMOs out of the supply chain"
IFOAM EU group has launched a project to identify the current challenges and legal situation for GMO-free food production in the EU. The first objective is to deliver practical guidance and discuss strategies to advocate for policy frameworks that ensure rights to GMO-free producers. The project fosters the exchange of information on best practices between stakeholders (with particular situation in different countries, regions) and specific parts of the food chain. We would like to present the results of the analysis of EU member states national frameworks, that set the legal situation regarding the mitigation of risks of GMO contamination and liability for costs related to GMO contamination. As part of the workshop we would also like to set up a discussion on the key issues regarding the prevention of contamination in the supply chain, taking into the consideration the results of the study mentioned before, the new EU policy framework and the outcomes of the first project Roundtable.
Moderator: Ann-Kathrin Trappenberg, IFOAM EU
The GMO project is supported by: