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Organic Innovation Days 2021 - Better inputs for organic farming

For this year’s Organic Innovation Days, the only EU event on research & innovation for organic, TP Organics is collaborating with the two Horizon 2020-funded EU projects RELACS and Organic-PLUS, which both aim to reduce the use of contentious inputs in organic farming. The event will take place online on 30 November and 1 December 2021,...
Belgium
2021 - TP Organics

Newsletter
Access Agriculture e-newsletter May 2021

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South.
Belgium
2021 - Access Agriculture

Website
Access Agriculture platform now in Portuguese!

Based on demand from its Lusophone user community across the Global South, Access Agriculture has launched a Portuguese-language version of its video-sharing platform (www.accessagriculture.org/pt). The platform is already available in Bangla, English, French, Hindi and Spanish. 
Belgium
2021 - Access Agriculture

Newsletter
Access Agriculture e-newsletter July 2021

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South. The Access Agriculture Panorama features information on new videos, audio podcasts, blog posts, articles contributed by experts,...
Belgium
2021 - Access Agriculture

Newsletter
Access Agriculture e-newsletter June 2021

This monthly e-newsletter gives a bird’s eye view of all the exciting updates from Access Agriculture, a world-leading organisation for quality agricultural training videos in international and local languages, working across the Global South.
Belgium
2021 - Access Agriculture

Newsletter
Give wings to women entrepreneurs in rural India

Access Agriculture Panorama No. 14 - September 2021 Newsletter
Belgium
2021 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
Training trees

Many people are familiar with pruning trees, but on a recent course organised by the association of ecological gardeners (VELT) in Bocholt, Limburg, Belgium, I learned another important trick to shape trees and harvest more fruit. By training trees, you make branches grow in the direction you want. That sounds...
Belgium
2020 - AGROinsight

Blog article
Eating bricks

In Belgium we have an expression: “all Belgians are born with a brick in their stomach”, meaning that all citizens aspire to build their own house someday. But when bricks are literally eaten, something has gone seriously wrong.  
Belgium
2020 - Agroinsight

Blog article
Trying it yourself

Helping to write a script for a farmer training video on vermiwash triggered my interest in trying it out myself, as I began to wonder if ideas from tropical India could work in temperate Belgium.
Belgium - India
2020 - Access Agriculture

Blog article
The village hunter

Regulations to curb the indiscriminate and dangerous use of pesticides on seed and in fields must go hand in hand with other measures, such as promoting hedgerows that fulfil important ecological functions for birds and pollinators. Also, environmentally-friendly alternatives could be further investigated and promoted. Green, innovative technologies, such as...
Belgium
2020 - AgroInsight

Blog article
Reviving soils

Globally an estimated 20 to 60 million hectares of land in developing countries are acquired by foreign companies and investors. This so-called “land grabbing” has taken place for various reasons. The most obvious one is the hunger for maximising profit. The devastating effects on deforestation for the expansion of biofuels,...
Belgium
2020 - AgroInsight

Project
#17Reasons2Coop - Agri-cooperatives contribution to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The campaign #17Reasons2Coop aims at promoting agri-food and forest cooperatives as a critical tool to design tomorrow’s agriculture. Since the beginning of their existence and at each stage of their growth, by responding to farmers’ needs, agri-cooperatives have been pursuing the objective of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Sustainability is...
Belgium
2019 - COPA COGECA - EU farmers and agri-cooperatives

Blog article
Hemp: high time for the EU to weed out prejudice

A LinkedIn Op-ed on the potential of the hemp sector and its benefits for enviornment and bioeconomy.
Belgium
2019 - Copa Cogeca

Newsletter
Farm-Success project newsletter – 4th edition

Welcome to the final newsletter from the Farm-Success project!Since you last heard from us we have been carrying out the final adjustments, tests, and translations to our online training platform. We have also held several multiplier events across Europe in which young farmers and other stakeholders have discussed the importance of succession processes...
Belgium - Czechia - Italy - Slovenia - Spain
2018

Video
Food is Life...Life is people. The #FutureofCAP and the #EUbudget

Italian MEP Paolo De Castro and Copa-Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen sit down for an important exchange of views on the future of the Common Agriculture Policy and the EU budget.
Belgium
2018 - COPA COGECA

Practices
Innovation Award for Women Farmers 2018

COPA launched the fifth edition of the Innovation Award for Women Farmers entitled “Innovative solutions for farming sustainability”. With this initiative Copa wishes to highlight the innovative activities and projects carried out by women involved in farming and/or forestry throughout the EU. The projects presented by these women demonstrate their ability...
Belgium
2018 - COPA COGECA

Policy brief/paper
CAP Key Messages

Food is Life...Life is People
A set of key messages on the EU's Common Agriculture Policy and its benefits for farmers and agri-cooperatives.
Belgium
2018 - COPA COGECA

Event
AgriResearch Conference - Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities

The EU AgriResearch Conference is dedicated to scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policy-makers, citizens and NGO representatives who wish to learn about EU agriculture and rural R&I activities and achievements and to have their say on how to shape the future of agriculture R&I after 2020. The conference will...
Belgium
2018 - European Commission

Article
Copa and Cogeca agree position on future of food and farming

Future of CAP
Press Release following Copa and Cogeca's meeting during which our members have agreed on the common position on the future of food and farming
Belgium
2018 - COPA COGECA

Article
Reflections of the working party on fruit and vegetables on the future of the community aid scheme for fruit and vegetable producer organisations

Fruit and vegetables
Reflections from Copa and Cogeca Working Party on Fruit and Vegetables on the future of the community aid scheme for the producer organizations in the sector  
Belgium
2018 - COPA COGECA
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