The Horizon Europe project OrganicTargets4EU (2022-2026) aims to reach 25% of agricultural land under organic farming and a significant increase in organic aquaculture by 2030.
The Farm-to-Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy, integral components of the European Green Deal, share a common goal of establishing a fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly food system within the European Union (EU). These strategies acknowledge the vital significance of organic farming and aquaculture in attaining this overarching objective.
Achieving these targets requires a balanced up-scaling of production and consumption, implying a considerable transformation in farm structures and value chains.
Key drivers and lock-ins assessment, policy analysis and R&I investment work are covered in all Member States as well as associated countries. Detailed analyses are carried out in 8 focus countries represented by a Practice Partner with close connections with producers and value chain actors.
The focus countries were chosen based on their representation of different EU geographical contexts, as well as their current stages of organic development in terms of farmland share and market demand.
Funded by the European Union (Grant no. 101060368) and by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) (Grant no. 22.00155). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union, European Research Executive Agency (REA) or Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Neither the European Union nor any other granting authority can be held responsible for them.