The Future of Organic farming & CAP27

Kansainvälinen seminaari uudesta CAP-kaudesta (seminaarikieli englanti)

Time/Aika: 20.11.2019 klo 9–17
Place/Paikka: Härmän Rati, Järvenpää


09.00 Arrival of participants/registering – coffee

09.30 Welcome words / Introduction – Janne Rauhansuu (Luomuliitto ry, vice-president), Eric Gall (Deputy Director, IFOAM EU)

10.15–11.00 Keynote speeches: The CAP post-2020 – Eco-Schemes and the new CAP

  • Presentation of newly developed guide for Member States on the practical implementation of Eco-Schemes – Nic Lampkin Thünen Institute
  • Presentation of IFOAM EU position on CAP – Lena Brisset (IFOAM EU CAP policy officer)

11.00–11.30 ORGANIC BREAK

11.30–12.30 Panel discussion: New CAP post-2020 – CAP reform: will the CAP new delivery model deliver for farmers and the environment?


  • Anna Schulman – Senior Officer, Finnish Ministry of Agriculture
  • Eric Gall – IFOAM EU, Deputy Director
  • Johan Åberg – Director of Agricultural Sector, MTK (Finnish COPA-Cocega)
  • Sirpa Pietikäinen – Finnish Member of the European Parliament (EPP) (virtually directly from Brussel)
  • Nic Lampkin – Organic Policy, Business and Research Consultancy

Moderation: Juuso Joona, Regenerative Farmer

12.30–14.00 ORGANIC LUNCH

14.00–15.30 New genetic engineering techniques

  • Presentation of the Finnish Presidency initiative in the EU Council – Kati Lassi – Senior Specialist, Finnish Ministry of Agriculture
  • Presentation of position of the organic sector – Eric Gall (IFOAM EU)
  • Discussion

15.30–15.45 ORGANIC BREAK

15.45–16.05 Greetings from Minister of Environment – Terhi Lehtonen, State Secretary to Minister of Environment

16.05–16.45 Regenerative carbon farming, Kilpiän tila organic research farm. – Tuomas Mattila, Farmer, Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute, Multa-project, Baltic Sea Action Group

16.45–17.00 Conclusions & farewell words – Aira Sevón, Chair, Kymi Organic Coop and Eric Gall, Deputy Director, IFOAM-EU

18.00 Networking dinner



Organisers: Luomuliitto ry and Yhdistyneet Luomutuottajat ry
in collaboration with IFOAM-EUKymen Luomu Osk, SLC, MTK