Between June 20-21, the European and national political organizers as well as the community of operators in the organic farming system, met in Bucharest, within the European Organic Congress, the theme of the congress being “Innovation and technology: how there are improved, inspired and delivered the organic products”.
The congress focused on improving agricultural policies, the experts and decision makers present discussed the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) but also issues such as a new ecological architecture of the CAP for the benefit of farmers, consumers and rural communities. Specific topics were also discussed, such as the contribution of organic farmers to the objectives of the CAP and how to design the support the budget for organic farmers. It was analyzed the way in which a new action plan could contribute to the priorities for the period 2020-2027.
The debate also focused on innovation and digitization in the field of organic agriculture and the role of these technologies in the sustainable agricultural development.
“The European Commission may leave it to the Member States to introduce criteria for the development of sustainable agriculture, on the basis of which to give subsidies, case is which organic farming does not necessarily have an advantage, if it is not properly prioritized at national level. In addition, the effort to educate what organic farming means and its importance for health will need to be continued, so that the development of new standards start with the health benefits and advantages. Spiru Haret University will perform an impact analysis on the subsidy scenarios of Romanian organic agriculture in the context of the new CAP ”said Costin Lianu, President of INTER-BIO, General Manager of USH Pro Business.