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Organic Farming in the EU

Organic Farming in the EUDate29/04/2013
ThemeEuropeAid -
Speaker1. Introduction by: Mr Jean-Pierre HALKIN, Head of Unit C.1, Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, DG Development and Cooperation-EuropeAid, European Commission 2. Mr João ONOFRE, Head of Unit H.3, Organic Farming, DG Agriculture & Rural Development, European Commission 3.

Organic food and farming market in the EU has shifted from niche to segment market. 

While supply chains, both in the EU and in Third countries, are getting more and more complex, there is an increasing need to guarantee genuine organic products to consumers, and fair economic return from the market to producers. 

The aim of this presentation is to explain the latest developments in the EU organic sector and the future thinking on domestic (EU) markets and imports. 

As there is an increased interest from third countries to export organic products to the EU, what are the challenges at EU level, of farmers in third countries, and what is the role of the value chain – certifiers, retailers, amongst others?