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30 for 30: Commit 30% of funding to hit 30%-organic-by-2030 target, BÖLW urges Germany’s new Government 

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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.

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