Preview of events
Learn about farm demonstrations and strengthen links with EU initiatives
21 May, Brussels, Belgium
Farmers, advisors, researchers, and policy-makers are invited to participate to the FarmDemo Conference. The FarmDemo Hub offers the opportunity to join the FarmDemo community, share tools to enhance on-farm demonstration, improve peer-to-peer learning, and boost innovation uptake. There are 200 seats available – book your spot now!
The FarmDemoHub is the best place to gain new knowledge, share your experience with others and learn how to implement innovations is on the farm. Read the draft programme of the event and register online.
The FarmDemo Conference, organised by the Horizon 2020 projects PLAID, AgriDemo F2F and NEFERTITI, will take place on 21 May in Brussels, Herman Teirlinck building, Havenlaan 22.
Organic Food Iberia
6-7 June, Madrid
Join Iberia’s first dedicated, fully professional organic trade show, taking place on 6 and 7 June 2019 in Madrid!
Organic Food Iberia is the biggest event showcasing certified organic food and drink products on the Iberian Peninsula, dedicated to promoting the organic food and wine industry to key organic buyers. The products range from fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat, delicatessen & specialty products, vegan-friendly and free-from products, hot and cold drinks, and the very best of organic wines, beers, and spirits.
Organic Food Iberia is an event with sound organic principles, advertised in close cooperation with the organic industry to establish itself as the definitive networking, educational and business event of the year.
As one of the most important developments for the organic sector in Spain, it will attract a variety of different stakeholders. Spanish, Portuguese and international supermarkets, independent retailers, hotels, restaurants, wholesalers, and distributors will join the event to source the very best produce the organic world has to offer.
With IFOAM EU as an official supporter and ECOVALIA on the advisory panel, Organic Food Iberia joins forces with two organisations well-known in the organic sector. IFOAM EU Director Eduardo Cuoco will participate in the opening session together with the Portuguese Minister. Moreover, IFOAM EU will present its vision and strategy until 2030 and organise a joint session on the latest statistics and data on the European organic sector with FiBL.
Book your trade ticket today to find out more about the latest innovations from well-known brands to enter the market and exciting new start-up companies to freshen up your product line, which will keep you ahead of consumer demand.
Register now for the next IFOAM EU Farmers Interest Group meeting in Czechia
12-13 June 2019, Kutna Hora, Czechia
You can now register for our next farmers interest group meeting in Kutna Hora, Czechia taking place the 12-13 June 2019.
Please register under this link by 13 May. The draft programme contains following elements:
DAY 1, 12 June: Excursion
- Common breakfast from 8:15
- Excursion 1, start 9:00: Biodynamic vineyard
- Excursion 2, afternoon: Organic mixed farm (250 ha cereals, 250 ha meadow for pig and beef cattle), on farm slaughter and processing, biogas station, pig breeding.
- Evening: Dinner & wine-tasting
DAY 2, 13 June: Meeting
- Start 9:00: Update CAP + new project introduction (discussion eco-schemes)
- New Organic Regulation update (seeds, heterogenous material)
- New draft position paper on digitalisation and organic farming
- Ends (18:00)
The Steering Committee of the Farmers Group and the IFOAM EU office are looking forward meeting you in Czechia. Photo credit: Eric Gall
Register now for the European Organic Congress and enjoy an early bird discount
20-21 June, Bucharest, Romania
Time is running out. As you already know the European Organic Congress 2019 will take place in Bucharest, Romania on 20-21 June. Hosted by IFOAM EU together with the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Bio Romania its focus will be on "Innovation and technology: how organic improves, inspires & delivers".
Register now to take advantage of the early bird fee: discounted prices will be available only until the end of April!
Here are the main topics we will talk about:
- The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and its impact on the health of farms, the food sector and society
- Emerging technologies (Internet of Things and Big Data, among others)
- Innovative solutions on efficiency and evolution of the organic sector
All these issues will be discussed with the help of concrete examples and fuelled by the expertise of representatives from the agri-food sector.
Have we piqued your curiosity? Visit the website of the European Organic Congress 2019 for the complete programme, to find your favourite sessions and learn about the speakers.
Stay tuned for updates on organic-congress-ifoameu.org and @IFOAMEU on Twitter and Facebook.
We post updates about the congress with #EUorganic2030.