Preview of events

Join IFOAM EU’s sessions at BIOFACH
13-16 February 2019, Nürnberg, Germany

BIOFACH 2019 is approaching quickly and we are ready to welcome you at our booth in Hall 1, 1-451. Are you working in a field related to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), GMO contamination, organic seed, organic retail, technologies in food and farming, inputs and crisis communication? Have a look at the events we’re organising.

Make sure to attend IFOAM EU’s Policy Day: "A new CAP for healthy farms, people and a healthy planet", to hear how the future CAP can reward the full-scale transition towards sustainable farming systems that respect nature, the environment and our health. Policy Day is organised by IFOAM EU in cooperation with BIOFACH.

Are you active in organic research and innovation? Make sure to attend TP Organics’ Science Day focused on the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda for organic and agroecology. Science Day is organised by TP Organics.

There are plenty of opportunities to network, learn and get inspired during the upcoming edition of BIOFACH 2019! Visit: for more information about our sessions and follow our social media channels (@IFOAMEU) on Facebook and Twitter.

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TP Organics’ Science Day: Research, innovation and knowledge exchange - Challenges for the organic sector
15 February 2019, Nürnberg, Germany

Do you have priorities for the next Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda? Are you interested in tools to improve production or policies for knowledge exchange? TP Organics’ Science Day at Biofach 2019 will provide insights and opportunities for discussion.

The day will start with TP Organics experts’ presentation of the first priority topics followed by the workshops to fine-tune the content of the topics. After lunch the Organic Farm Knowledge platform will be launched. The platform was developed by the thematic networks OK-Net Arable and OK-Net EcoFeed. It hosts a wide range of practical knowledge and tools for organic farmers and advisers that can help improve production. The day will close with a policy debate on how to promote innovation and knowledge exchange between researchers, farmers and food SMEs. The speakers include representatives from the European Commission, German federal agency and the organic sector.

Check out the agenda and join the event.

FiBL workshop “The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs”
26 February 2019, Brussels

You are invited to participate in the workshop “The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence from comparative research“, organised by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in collaboration with the European Commission DG for International Cooperation and Development that will take place on 26 February from 9.00 to 17.00 in Brussels, Albert Borschette Congress Centre (Room AB.OD), Rue Froissart 36.

In the workshop, the latest research results from FiBL regarding the environmental, social and economic performance of organic agriculture in tropical and sub-tropical climate zones will be presented. The results will be reflected in dynamic scientific and policy panel discussions with leading experts and representatives from the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and European Parliamentary Alliance for the Fight Against Hunger in view of the role of organic agriculture and other agroecological approaches in European and international development policy frameworks in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Please register before 19 February. Download the programme and flyer as PDF. Read more on the FiBL and EIP-Agri website, and contact info.europe [at] for any enquiries. The workshop will also be web streamed.

Ensuring an organic & fair Europe: IFOAM EU and Fair Trade will collaborate on European elections
May 2019

In the spirit of their long history of collaboration, the organic and fair trade movements have decided to team up to raise the awareness of candidates for the European elections on the responsibility of the next European Parliament to transform our production and consumption models towards sustainability.

The networks involved, including development organisations and proponents of the social economy, will prepare tools for their national members that they can use to approach candidates and discuss their visions for Europe. Rather than a full-blown campaign, this is a light approach aimed at making possible quality discussions with politicians who are not necessarily “natural” supporters of organic farming or fair trade. This will be a good opportunity for IFOAM EU’s members to cooperate with the fair trade movement at the national level and we count on your active involvement in the coming months!

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