Organic Agriculture – A Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation

Organic Agriculture – A Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation Changing climate patterns have already begun to have considerable impact on agricultural production in many regions. In the near future, shifts in local climatic conditions and the frequency of extreme weather events such as droughts and floods are expected to occur even more frequently, with potentially devastating effects for agricultural yields. Strategies need to be developed to make our food...
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5th European Organic Congress

5th European Organic Congress The IFOAM EU Group and the Hungarian EU Presidency in cooperation with the Hungarian Ministry for Rural Development, Biokontroll Hungária and Magyar Biokultúra Szövetsé are organizing the conference: “Organic Farming as opportunity for European Agriculture” in Gödöllő, Hungary, May 31st – June 1st 2011. With 300 participants expected, including high level speakers from the Hungarian...
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Open Consultation for the Impact Assessment on the “CAP towards 2020” proposals

Open Consultation for the Impact Assessment on the “CAP towards 2020” proposals As part of the preparation of legislative proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013, scheduled for mid-2011, the European Commission Services solicit input from interested parties to complete the diagnosis and exploration of options for reform outlined in the Communication “Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future” and in the...
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The rise and fall of Organic Farming in Greece

In June 2004, the European Commission, responding to the growing expansion of Organic Farming in European Union, proceeded into adopting a European Action Plan aiming at the establishment, reinforcement and development of the Organic Market. The policy paper consisted of 21 agenda points – actions for the Member States and indirect payments to farmers were included, although not clear enough...
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