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SOFIE2 – 2e Summit of the Organic and organo-mineral Fertilisers Industries in Europe

EUROFEMA co-organizes SOFIE 2 which will be held 17 and 18 January 2023.

Delayed by Covid, the 2nd SOFIE will centre on how organic and organo-mineral fertiliser products and technologies deliver specific agronomic performance characteristics for farmers’ needs.

The event is being co-organised by ESPP, ECOFI, Eurofema and Fertilizers Europe, with support of the International Fertiliser Society.

“Organic” here means containing organic carbon, as in the EU Fertilising Product Regulation definitions of PFC1A “Organic Fertiliser”, PFC1B “Organo-Mineral Fertiliser” and PFC3A “Organic Soil Improver” (that is, not fertilisers certified for Organic Production).

Organic carbon input is increasingly recognised as valuable for soil carbon storage, water retention and nutrient availability in all types of farming.

SOFIE provides a unique opportunity to meet companies, technology suppliers, regulatory experts and other actors in this fast-developing sector.

The new EU Fertilising Products Regulation includes organic and organo-mineral fertilisers, opening the European market, but there are challenges in adapting EU legislation to the specificities of organic fertilisers.

The EU Fertilising Products Regulation also enables the inclusion of recycled organic nutrients in CE-marked products, subject to input material and fertiliser product quality criteria.

Call for presentations

SOFIE2 will showcase:

• industry innovation in organic and organo-mineral fertiliser formulation and performance, processing technologies, testing and monitoring, field application

• agronomic demonstration of organic fertiliser products

• update on EU Fertilising Product Regulation implementation and product conformity assessment

Proposals for presentations should be sent by 15th October to maximum one page (free format), outlining proposed presentation content, references or websites, speaker(s) names, organisation and emails.

SOFIE2 – 2nd Summit of the Organic and organo-mineral Fertilisers Industries in Europe, Brussels & hybrid, 17-18 January 2023