Guidelines for implementing the EIP in Rural Development programmes
IFOAM EU, TP Organics and ARC 2020 have developed guidelines explaining how Rural Development programmes can implement the EIP. The Rural Development regulation specifies that the EIP shall promote a transition towards agroecological production systems. The EIP is meant to be a bottom-up process. Organic associations should take this opportunity and convince their national or regional authorities to implement the EIP for the benefit of organic farming and agroecology. The guidelines are meant to help in this regard.