On 3 and 4 December, the 5th edition of TP Organics‘ Organic Innovation Days will take place in Brussels. Stakeholders of the organic sector will gather to celebrate innovations and discuss future research needs. Do you want to join companies, researchers, farmers, farmer organisations and policy-makers from across Europe? Then have a look at the
Policy brief on the organic approach to inputs – Plant protection products, fertilisers, veterinary drugs and feed additives explained
A new policy brief offers a clearer picture on the principles and regulations governing the use of different organic inputs in organic farming. It describes strategies to reduce the use of inputs and obstacles that natural substances face in the current regulatory system. The policy brief identifies different strategies and obstacles for each type of
The main goal of the RELACS project is to reduce the use of contentious manures and fertilisers in organic farming. This is not an easy task as knowledge about the current use of such inputs is limited. To counter this issue, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Copenhagen and the Research Institute of Organic
Participate in the 4th European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection on 14 and 15 November in Berlin, Germany
IFOAM EU, BÖLW and Julius Kühn-Institut invite you to participate in the 4th edition of the European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection to share and discuss innovative ways to keep plants in organic and integrated plant protection systems healthy and identify research and farm management options to further reduce the use of copper. Farmers
RELACS news story published – Farmer Field Schools: reducing antibiotics in livestock and improving farming through peer-to-peer knowledge exchange
The first Farmer Field School focusing on the reduction of antibiotics in livestock took place in Balbigny, France on 1 April 2019. RELACS’ partner Fédération des Eleveurs et Vétérinaires En Convention (FEVEC) organised the event, which was hosted by “La Ferme du Tilleul”. The five participating farmers learned about best practices and exchanged knowledge about
Farmer Field Schools: peer-to-peer learning to reduce the use of antibiotics – Read the RELACS project’s first practice abstract
In March 2019, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), IFOAM EU and the French Research Institute for Organic Farming (ITAB) published the first RELACS Practice Abstract. A Practice Abstract contains practical guidelines for different actors of the food and farming system to solve a given problem, in this case farmers and farm advisors. In
Join IFOAM EU’s session on “Natural inputs in organic farming, availability & perspectives”during Biofach
Do you want to learn more about how we can ensure that natural inputs remain available in organic farming? Participate in IFOAM EU‘s session on “Natural inputs in organic farming, availability and perspectives” at Biofach 2019 on February 15 from 10.00-10.45 in Room Riga and meet Joelle Katto-Andrighetto, Head of Policy and Guarantee at IFOAM
Help us to gain an overview on the use and need for antimicrobials and anthelmintics in organic farming – Fill out the survey before 15 March
Scotland’s Rural College, Soil Association and other partners of the RELACS project are conducting a European-wide survey to gain an overview on the current use and need for antimicrobials and anthelmintics in organic farming. We are specifically interested in hearing from Inspectors of Organic Certification Bodies and Farmers Groups. Complete the survey by 15 March.
The RELACS project is continuing its mission to phase out the use of contentious inputs in organic farming. Make sure you follow our Twitter and Facebook pages for more information and updates on our work!
The 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS) that took place on the 7-9 November 2018 in Eisenstadt, Austria, presented the perfect opportunity for Dr. Veronika Maurer of the Department of Livestock Sciences Department of Livestock Sciences of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) to present RELACS. In a special session on pathways