11-12 June 2015. Latvia. During the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the Ministry of Agriculture, in cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), organised the 9th European Organic Congress: Designing our Future.
There were discussions on the development of Latvia’s organic agriculture with a view to the
emerging EU organic farming regulation and new opportunities for the development of organic farming after the introduction of the new Rural Development Programme. During the congress, there were visits to innovative organic farms engaged in the production of new products as well as to research institutions involved in organic agriculture innovation projects.
The organic agriculture congress brought together representatives of the European Commission, the respective Member State Ministries, EU research institutions, monitoring authorities, public organisations and lobbies interested in the development of organic agriculture.