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News | 31 Jan 2019

Strategy for Development of Ireland’s Organic Sector 2019-2025

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D., has launched a new seven-year strategy for the development of the Irish organic food sector.The Strategy covers the period 2019 – 2025 and includes sectoral and cross-sectoral recommendations to take…

News | 14 Jan 2019


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Event | 11 Jan 2019

2019 Organic Marts

The following are the dates for 2019 Organic Marts – further dates and venues will be published as soon as confirmed. We would like to remind you that the animals must be booked directly with the Marts at the contact numbers provided below.

Event | 19 Nov 2018

2019 Organic Demonstration Farm Walk Program

We are delighted to publish the 2019 Organic Demonstration Farm Walk Program - please click on the link below for details of the farm walks, together with their organic enterprises and the dates of the Open Days in 2019.

News | 28 Mar 2018

Organic Trust seeks the re-opening of the Organic Farming Scheme

At the inaugural meeting of the newly formulated ministerially-appointed Organic Strategy Group, the Organic Trust sought the re-opening of the Organic Farming Scheme and submitted cogent arguments for the strategic development of Ireland’s organic sector.

Event | 27 Oct 2017

Fetac Level 5 Organic Production Course - Waiting List Sign-Up

If you intend to convert to organic farming as soon as the Organic Farming Scheme re-opens to new entrants, you will be required to undertake an Organic Production Course - Fetac Level 5. We have been informed by Teagasc that the waiting list for the…

Event | 14 Sep 2017

Meet the Organic Trust Team at the National Ploughing Championships

We invite all of our valued licensees and everyone interested in organic production to visit the Organic Trust Team at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from September 19th to September 21st 2017 inclusive. We are located in the Blackwater Agriculture Pavilion,…

News | 11 Jul 2017

Organic Supports & Services from Bord Bia - Free Organic Business Mentoring

We are delighted to inform Organic Trust licensees of the free Organic Mentoring currently being offered to organic businesses by Bord Bia. This mentoring is available from July to October 2017 subject to availability.

News | 10 Jul 2017

Approval of Copper Based Fungicide in Organic Production in Ireland

The Organic Unit of DAFM have now approved the use of a copper-based fungicide in organic production in Ireland for the control of plant pests and diseases.

Event | 28 Apr 2017

Courses - Introduction to Organic Production - OFS Compulsory Course

The on-line booking for the next round of the Teagasc 25 hour Fetac Level 5 Introduction to Organic Production Courses is now available.

News | 13 Oct 2016

Organic Trust Licensees Sweep The Boards at 2016 National Organic Awards!

Organic Trust licensed operators brought home all but one of the 2016 National Organic Awards announced at the offices of Bord Bia on October 13th 2016. The Organic Trust offer sincere congratulations to all winners and to wish everyone the greatest success with their original…

News | 08 Sep 2016

Another First For The Trust!  Waterford Distillery Launch Ireland’s First Single Malt Organic Whisky

There was great excitement in Waterford City yesterday as Waterford Distillery began distilling Ireland's first organic whisky. The team behind this fantastic project were joined by their organically certified malting barley growers, local press and representatives of organic certifier Organic Trust for the inaugural distillation…

News | 03 Mar 2016

Irish Food Writers Guild Awards 2016 - Congratulations to Organic Trust Licensees!

Real ‘super foods’ aren’t about fads or trends. The foods worth celebrating are about consistent quality, long-term sustainability, hard work and a massive dollop of passion, according to the chairperson of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG), Aoife Carrigy, who was speaking at the 2016…

News | 20 Jan 2016

Organic Licences From Organic Trust

Join a progressive, professional organisation - obtain your organic licence from Organic Trust - in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner.

News | 28 Dec 2015

Áras Kitchen Garden Organically Certified by Organic Trust Ltd

During the tenure of her presidency, former President Mary McAleese oversaw the conversion to organic of the kitchen gardens at Áras an UachtaráIn, making the gardens the first and only gardens managed by the OPW in Ireland to be converted to organic production.