Germany’s new Federal Government, led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, has set a goal of having 30% of all farmland in the country under organic systems by 2030 – 5% higher than the EU’s 25%-organic-by-2030 target.
German organic trade group BÖLW has welcomed the new Government’s bold ambitions for organic, but says it must quickly implement concrete actions to ensure a “dare becomes a do”.
In a statement, BÖLW’s Tina Andres, chairwoman said last week: “Time is of the essence to tackle the restructuring of agriculture and the food industry. With the goal of 30% organic by 2030, the new federal government is daring to make more progress. The Chancellor and his cabinet must now ensure that the “dare” quickly becomes a “do”. A coherent policy for the conversion with organic will only succeed if all departments pull together.
“30% of the funds and resources must now be consistently invested in the organic conversion”
“Specifically, 30% of the funds and resources must now be consistently invested in the organic conversion. This can and must succeed with the planned organic future strategy – from agricultural policy and out-of-home catering to sustainable economic development and development cooperation through to breeding.