Recycled nutrients in organic farming: an ESPP intervention

The European Sustainable Phosphorous Platform (ESPP) has engaged with IFOAM Organics Europe and the EU project RELACS (Replacing Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems) to identify which recycled nutrient products could be acceptable or desirable as inputs to organic farming.


FIBL/RELACS webinar series: recycled nutrients in organic agriculture

FiBL and RELACS are organising five 2-hour webinars to exchange between researchers and Organic Farming stakeholders to gather knowledge on potential risks of use of recycled fertilisers, e.g. organic contaminants, pathogens and microplastics.

The following is the agenda of the meetings with the respective dates:


Global Nitrous Oxide (N2O) emissions: the benefits of organic farming

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is an important greenhouse gas that is often overshadowed by the focus on Carbon Dioxide (CO2), but increasing concentrations of nitrous oxide over the past two centuries have also contributed significantly to climate change and ozone depletion. A recent study published in the journal Nature  (LINK) offers new methods to measure global sources and sinks of nitrous oxide, which include the often underestimated human causes of nitrous oxide emissions.


Reg (EC) No 889/2008 :now available a new implementing Regulation

The Official EU Journal series L 328 of 18.12.2019 has published the new Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2164 of 17 December 2019, amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008. This regulation contains important revisions relating to some annexes of the Reg. 889/2008. The recommendations included in the new Regulation mainly concern the categories of fertilizers, plant protection products, feed, food and clarify some references to the names of the additives in Annex VIII bis of Regulation (EC) No889/2008.


COP: last meeting agenda and report.

The last COP (Committee On Organic Production) meeting was held in Brussels on 12 and 13 September. The following are the agenda and the meeting report:  

Agenda COP 12-13 settembre 2019

Summary record COP 12-13 settembre 2019


Source: UE


Committe On Organic Production: the next meeting Agenda


COP (Committe On Organic Production) members will  gather in  Brussels on 9 and 10 July.  

The Agenda can be consulted here:  Agenda COP 9 - 10 July 2019


Source: UE


Organic farming mitigates climate change

Long-term organically farmed soils emit 40 percent less greenhouse gases per hectare than conventionally farmed soils. The amount of emitted gas is also lower per ton of yield or - in the case of maize cultivation - equal. This is the result of a study carried out as part of the DOK long-term field experiment. The study was led by Dr Andreas Gattinger, a former FiBL researcher, who is now a professor at Giessen University. The results were recently published in the online edition of the scientific journal "Scientific Reports".


BIOCONTROL2019: 4th International Symposium

The Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE) of the University of Tuscia, under the patronage of MIPAAFT, organizes BIOCONTROL2019. It is the 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Bacterial Plant Diseases (BIOCONTROL2019), which will be held in Viterbo, Italy, from 9th - 11th July 2019, at the Polo di Agraria.


"International Symposium on Organic Farming: a Research Perspective (Organist)"

Despite the growing demand for organic products, the percentage of land cultivated with this agricultural method is still low in the European Union.


Use of copper in organic farming: the Mipaaf note

We publish the Mipaaf note addressed to all the Italian CBs on the improper use of copper in organic farming. The note reiterates that the use of external inputs or technical means in organic farming is always subject to the real and demonstrated need for its use, while the operator is required to keep available all the technical documentation about the request.


Note No 26663 of 10 April 2018 (in Italian)



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