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Agriculture: Launch of the first EU organic awards

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The European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), COPA-COGECA and IFOAM Organics Europe are together launching the first ever EU organic awards. These awards will recognize excellence along the organic value chain, rewarding the best and most innovative actors in organic production in the EU. Applications open from 25 March to 8 June 2022.

Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said: “I am proud to see the EU organic awards become a reality. We have been working hard to ensure this follows the establishment of an annual EU organic day, now every 23 September since last year. Organic production is and will play a key role in the transition to sustainable food systems, and we cannot achieve this without the various actors of the organic supply chain. These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate them while promoting examples of best practices across the EU. I encourage all organic actors to apply.”

The seven awards are the first example of EU-wide organic awards and are conceived as a follow-up to the Action Plan for the development of organic production, adopted by the Commission on 25 March 2021. More information can be found here.

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