The National Organic Food Awards online ceremony takes place on October 21st with a large number of companies certified by the Irish Organic Association shortlisted for the 7 categories. To find out more CLICK HERE
Reuben Cope converted to organic farming in January 2019 and has found it very rewarding to date. To read about his farm enterprises CLICK HERE
The Farming for Nature Ambassadors is now in its third year. The aim of the programme is to celebrate people who farm in harmony with nature. This year 4 IOA members have made the final 8 and voting is open until September 23rd at midnight. To vote please CLICK HERE
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on its future Action Plan on Organic Farming. This sector will play an important role in achieving the European Green Deal ambition, and reaching the objectives set out in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. It is a priority for the Commission to ensure that the organic farming sector has the right tools in place as well as a well-functioning and consensual legal framework which is key to achieving the objective of 25% of agricultural land dedicated to organic farming.
The Public Consultation is open from September 4th to November 27th 2020. CLICK HERE for the link
Organic food producers are being asked to enter the The National Organic Food Awards 2020. They are hosted by Bord Bia in association with the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine.
Closing date for applications extended to Tuesday September 15th at 12 noon. There are 7 award categories; Retail Award, Private Label Award, Export Award, New and Innovative Award, E-Commerce Award, Marketing Campaign Award, Business in the Community Award. Full details on each category and how to enter can be found HERE