Organic Trade Board
Organic Trade Board


Firm Announcements and Law Updates

Diary dates
16 October 2019: IFOAM Honest Food campaign Launch
20-22 October 2019: NatExpo international trade show for organic products, Paris.
23 October 2019: ORC Soil nutrient management, a workshop for farmers and growers and advisers on soil nutrient and fertility management at Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester.
23 October 2019: Soil Association Organic Trade Conference at Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London.
26-27 October 2019: Biodynamic Association Conference & AGM at Glasshouse College, Stourbridge.
13-14 November 2019: Nordic Organic Food Fair at MalmöMässen, Sweden.

OTB members - we are developing a long term events calendar that will be available in the Member Resources area soon, if you have any forthcoming dates to add, please contact Annie.

OTB response to Defra consultation


The Organic Trade Board has responded to Defra's consultation on The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit.

The trade body, representing over 75% of the organic sector in the UK, has urged Defra to formally recognise organic farming systems, as a means of delivering public goods and to recognise that organic farming and organic food consumption will play an important role in the health and wellbeing of UK citizens. 

Stating that Organic offers a business opportunity for organic producers, with the supply chain within the UK as well as with exporting opportunities, the board has called on Government to be a strong partner with Organic. 

You can read our response here.

Jemma Moran