Organic News & Developments

Airfield Summer Series 2024

The Airfield Estate is organising several themed weekend events as part of its "Summer Series" over the coming weeks and months looking at different aspects of sustainability from food and farming to health and nature. Tickets for individual events are priced at between €8 and €15 with many activities free for Airfield Estate members.

DAFM Reminder on the Use of Certified Seed and Saved Seed

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) wishes to remind organic operators that the trading or exchange of uncertified seed in any form is illegal. Organic farmers may farm save seed produced on their own holding once it is declared to the Plant Variety Development Office and the required royalty paid.

Take part in Food Waste Charter Networking Event

Food businesses may be interested in participating in a half-day event on reducing food losses and waste along the supply chain organised by the Environmental Protection Agency. The event, taking place on 27 June - 10:00-13:00 - at the Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, will bring together businesses and organisations who wish to sign up to Ireland’s Food Waste Charter.