COP September 2020: now available the Summary Record

The last COP (Committee on Organic Production) meetin, was held in videoconference last 16 and 17 September (HERE the link to the agenda).

We publish the meeting's Summary Record.

SUMMARY RECORD COP 16-17 September 2020

Source: UE


COP 14-15 July: the Summary Record

We publish the last COP meeting Summary Record: video-conferencing was held last 14-15 July. 

The agenda was published HERE, while the MIPAAF note about the meeting can be downloaded  HERE.


OK-Net Ecofeed: rotational grazing for organic pregnant sows to replace protein components

An interesting video of OK-Net Ecofeed project (it can be downloaded HERE) highlights a research on rotational grazing to replace protein components in organic pregnant sows. As approximately 80% of production costs are feed costs, the video shows that it possible to partially replace feed with grazing. Grassland rich in legumes, rotated properly with paddocks can help to replace some supplied feed and therefore decrease production costs.


Feeding strategies for organic broiler chickens

Organic broilers grow slower than conventional birds and so producers face the challenge of feeding quality feed components at lower concentrations. Feed needs to fulfil the amino acid and energy requirements of broilers for efficient growth and development, but growth is slower. Choice of feeding, access to range and forages can increase the utilisation of protein and energy, which will increase feed efficiency. The requirements for birds to use the range area is part of the solution.

Summary Record - Meeting of COP- 3-4 March 2020

We publish the Summary Record of the Committe on Organic Production held in Brussels on 3-4 March 2020.

Summary Record COP 3-4 marzo 2020

Source: UE


COP and Expert Group: agendas of the forthcoming meetings

We publish the agenda of both the Expert Group and COP (Committe On Organic Production) meetings that will take place in Brussels respectively on 2 and 3-4 March.

Expert Group Agenda

COP Agenda

Source: EU


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 held in Brussels on 28-29 November: the Mipaaft note

We publish the Mipaaft note (in Italian) No 92764 of 12/28/2018 drafted by the Organic Farming Unit about the last  COP (Committee on Organic Production) held in Brussels last 28-29 November. All the annexes are in English.

Note No 92764 of 12/28/2018


Last 2017 COP meeting: the Mipaaf note

Now available (see below) a Mipaaf note (in Italian, with a corrigendum) about the last COP meeting, held in Brussels on 30 November/1 December 2017. 

Nota n. 90782 del 14 dicembre 2017



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