IFOAM EU consultation report

IFOAM EU ( http://www.ifoam-eu.org ) is the European umbrella organisation for Organic Farming in Europe. It advocates for the development and integrity of European organic food and farming. IFOAM EU currently has more than 160 member organisations, including farmers and processors, retailers, certifiers, consultants, traders and researchers to environmental and consumer advocacy bodies.

The IFOAM consultation report focused on the refinement of the provided services to the IFOAM EU members and the setup of the core group for identifying the key topics on Organic Agriculture in Europe.

The report consisted of various parts (deliverables) describing different contributions, such as the analysis of the current membership base of IFOAM EU and list of the providing services, as well the further analysis of the Organic Agriculture market in Europe. In addition, another set of deliverables focused on the conceptual design of IFOAM EU’s Knowledge Network that aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among participating experts with different backgrounds, as well as recommendations on the proposed platforms, tools and approaches to be used for meeting the communication and knowledge sharing needs of the participants.