from IFOAM EU, Food & Water Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe, Greenpeace and Slow Food Brussels – A new plan by the European Commission to review the way decisions are made on genetically modified (GM) crops could break a promise by its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to make the EU system more democratic. In a... more
The new report from IFOAM EU provides an overview of existing national “coexistence” measures aimed at preventing contamination by GMOs and shows that banning GMOs is the most effective way to prevent GMO contamination and to avoid extra costs for the... more
During the Appeal Committee meeting of 31 March, national representatives voted on the authorisation of three GM cottons for food and feed use, after the Standing Committee on Genetically Modified Food and Feed and Environmental Risk failed to deliver an... more
Brussels, 1 April 2015 – As the Directive granting Member States the right to ban GMO cultivation on their territory enters into force tomorrow, a new report from IFOAM EU provides an overview of existing national “coexistence” measures aimed at preventing contamination by GMOs.Eric Gall, IFOAM EU Policy Manager, said: “Our legal analysis shows... more
Bridging the gap between smallholder farmers and consumers.Gabriela Soto, World Board Member at ‘IFOAM – Organics International’ will be speaking at the IFAD AgTalks: Bridging the gap between smallholder farmers and consumers, 14.30 – 16.30, 1 April 2015.Food systems are often focused on maximizing profits rather than generating income on a... more
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Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Agency giving his keynote speech on ‘Walking the Talk: Delivering on Malabo Commitments on Agriculture for Women Empowerment and Development’.This week, ‘IFOAM – Organics International’ participated in the 11th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) Partnership Platform in order to... more
The European Commission is launching a call for experts such as farmers, advisers, scientists and other relevant actors for two new EIP-AGRI Focus Groups:New entrants into farming: lessons to foster innovation and entrepreneurshipWater & agriculture: adaptive strategies at farm level ... more
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‘IFOAM – Organics International’ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with INTA, the Argentinian National Institute of Agricultural Technology. The signing ceremony took place at the Argentinean Embassy in Rome with the participation of IFOAM and INTA representatives: Antonio Compagnoni, IFOAM AgroBioMediterraneo Secretary, Livia... more