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Farm to Fork conference – Building sustainable food systems together

Farm to Fork conference – Building sustainable food systems together

The ‘Farm to Fork Conference - Building sustainable food systems together’ is an annual gathering of European stakeholders interested in helping to shape the EU’s path towards sustainable food systems. Stakeholders across the food value chain, public authorities,...

Public Consultations

Public Consultations

The European Commission is carrying out different public consultations where the perspective of crop diversity could be included As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission has launched a public consultation, on the Action Plan for the development of...

Organic Regulation delayed to 2022

Organic Regulation delayed to 2022

Entry into force of the Regulation officially postponed by one year, as the Delegated Act on Organic Heterogeneous Material (“OHM”) still remains open The European Commission announced on 4th September 2020, that, at the request of Member States and stakeholders, it...

Farm to Fork Strategy – September 2020

Farm to Fork Strategy – September 2020

European institutions are discussing the repercussions of the Farm to Fork Strategy Presented by the European Commission in May 2020, the Farm to Fork Strategy is an overarching policy framework which is part of the European Green Deal, addressing changes needed...

Seed Marketing Directives / September 2020

Seed Marketing Directives / September 2020

Study on options to reform underway The consultancy (ICF Consulting) chosen by the European Commission to undertake the background work for the study requested by Member States on the options to reform European seeds marketing rules has contacted a very limited number...

CAP Biodiversity Evaluation / July and Aug. 2020

CAP Biodiversity Evaluation / July and Aug. 2020

  The European Commission seeks your opinion on the impact of its Common Agricultural Policy on Natural Resources  In parallel to the ongoing Common Agricultural (‘CAP’) reform process, and the Farm to Fork Strategy, the European Commission’s DG Environment is...

Organic Regulation delayed to 2022

Organic Regulation / July and Aug. 2020

The Saga of Organic Heterogeneous Material (“OHM”) continues While the lead for the Organic Regulation in the European Commission is with the Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI, Unit Organic), the technical work on the new notification regime for the...

Seed Marketing Directives / July and Aug. 2020

Seed Marketing Directives / July and Aug. 2020

Preliminary interviews for the study under way – European Commission reaction to French amendment to its national seed laws  The consultancy (ICF) that will do the background work for the study requested by Member States to the European Commission on the options to...

Farm to Fork Strategy – September 2020

Farm to Fork & EU Biodiversity Strategies / June 2020

Relative success for crop biodiversity: Its value is recognised but little concrete action is envisaged!  The cross-cutting “Farm to Fork Strategy” & the EU post-2020 Biodiversity Strategy, which are both part of the European Green Deal, were officially...

Organic Regulation / June 2020

Organic Regulation / June 2020

Last Rounds for Organic Heterogeneous Material (“OHM”)  While the lead for the Organic Regulation in the European Commission is with the Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI, Unit Organic), the technical work on the new notification regime for the...