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Organised by IFOAM EU in association with the Roundtable on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change (RTOACC) and the Representation of the Veneto Region to the European Union.
Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium - 11 November 2014
Please find available presentations below:
Scientific panel - the benefits of organic farming for climate mitigation and adaptation
The Minister for Federal and European Affairs of the State of Hessen Lucia Puttrich and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) cordially invite you to a lunch-debate on the topic:
Revision of the Organic Farming legislation: Which framework is needed for the organic sector?
Organic management from the production to the consumer
Challenges faced by Organic agriculture:
Today climate change is making farming more challenging with an increase in extreme weather events, such as regular and stronger floods and droughts. Harvest losses, irredeemable damage to natural resources and the destruction of farmers’ economic viability are among the most serious effects.
Reducing the environmental impact caused by public sector consumption and using Green Public Procurement (GPP) to stimulate innovation in environmental technologies, products and services is a growing concern among institutional bodies.
The organic movement aims to contribute to the health and well-being of farm animals. Organic regulations define the conditions that meet the high welfare standards set out by the organic principles. In order to contribute to the overall enhancement of EU standards for animal welfare and health, the IFOAM EU Group supports initiatives that aim to improve the EU legislative framework to this end.
The labelling of food, including of organic food, informs consumers about the vision behind the production of a given food product. Special attention needs to be paid to ensuring that consumers are not mislead by appropriate food labelling.
Organic provides holistic approach to the environment, society, animal welfare and sustainability and covers wide range of qualities.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and new genetic engineering techniques
About 75% of the genetic diversity of agricultural crops has been lost worldwide since industrialisation. In response to this decline, the sustainable use and enhancement of plant genetic resources and agricultural genetic diversity form an important part of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020.