A European multidisciplinary office for landowners and land managers.

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Latest Publications

Rethinking arable farming in a changing climate

We are excited to present an exclusive scientific interview titled "Arable farming needs a systems perspective", featuring three keynote science speakers: Martin van Ittersum, Frank Ewert, and Jorgen Eivind Olesen.

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The ELO Annual Activity Report 2022 is out! now accessible by mobile version!



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The last edition of our CountrySide magazine is out now!


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eNatura2000 app

The eNatura2000 app has now gone LIVE at the EUROPARC2020 Conference!  Thank you EUROPARC, Symantra, and all the other partners, and Natura2000 experts who helped make this app possible! Download it now on GooglePlay and the AppStore.

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๐Ÿ“œ You can access our D6.3 report and targeted policy briefs for NGOs, entrepreneurs, local-level policymakers, National and EU-level policymakers and forest owners and managers on our project website. 

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Events & Awards

EVENTBRITE Arable Crops Symposium

Registrations are now open! As we look towards the future, it is clear that growing arable crops in a changing climate will be a dire challenge. Join us on 4 May 2023 and explore with us the possibilities of achieving sustainable farming considering the relationship between crop productivity, climate change mitigation and adaptation. Rendez-vous at The Hotel in Brussels, from 14:00.

The event will feature:

  • Scientific keynotes on connecting crop productivity levers and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Briefings on the state of play regarding farmers’ access to existing and future tools and practices.
  • A panel discussion between farmers, civil society, government, and industry representatives.
  • A closing high-level dialogue between government and the industry.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‚ …and a networking cocktail.

We aim to connect with stakeholders and avoid polarising frames.

The organising partners of this event are: The European Landowners’ Organization, Bayer, Yara, and Netafim. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with experts in the field and learn about sustainable farming practices. Register now!



Winners of the Land and Soil Management Award edition 2022

Every year the Land and Soil Management Award recognises and rewards outstanding projects in the areas of land use and soil management. The winning project of the 2022 edition was "Improving Soil Health through experimental regenerative agriculture" from the Netherlands, by Klompe Landbouw, Mijnsheerenland. Additionally this year two additional proposals were granted diplomas of recognition.

Find out more about the winning projects here

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Join us in celebrating a month where every day is a woman’s day! read more about our women in agriculture campaign 2023 

HERIT MOOC Registration opens Monday 20 February at 10am

This MOOC focuses on equipping private owners of historic houses with adequate skills and knowledge to maintain their historic buildings (in terms of business development, digital competences, etc.), and to improve their expertise in the use of digital tools.

If you have an interest in the heritage of historic houses or if you are a professional from the public or private sector, owner or manager of historic houses and wish to drive an innovative change for improvement in your company, this course is for you. For more information click here.

Follow the link to find out how to register Herit MOOC access guide and register at https://udcaberta.udc.gal/?lang=en

PRESS RELEASE: The European Bee Award 2022 winners are ‘Veitshöchheimer Hempmix’ and ‘IT Beekeeping by AmoHive’

Brussels 7th December 2022 – The European Bee Award has been acknowledging innovative, efficient, and scalable projects that protect pollinators in Europe since it was established in 2014 by the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association (CEMA). The ELO and CEMA were delighted to award this year’s prizes last night to the winners...read the press release here



ELO is pleased to announce the publication of the study “Implications of the European Green Deal for agri-food trade with developing countries” by prof. Alan Matthews. The paper examines how European measures taken to implement greater coherence between agriculture, trade and Green Deal policies might impact on developing countries. While looking also at other multilateral, bilateral or unilateral trade policy measures, this study focuses mainly on mirror clauses.

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Click here to read the study on Small wildlife of fields and meadows in Europe that we produced in association with the François Sommer Foundation, OFB and AGPB

Available in French and English โฌ‡๏ธ

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 Watch our new REFLOW project video : "The European Training Network on the Phosphorus Recovery for Fertilizers from Dairy Processing Waste"

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What is the InnoForESt project?

Carbon Connects - a project to reduce the carbon footprint of peatlands

European Landowners

Promoting a prosperous and attractive European countryside.

The ELO's national constituent organizations in the enlarged European Union and in the Candidate Countries represent millions of landowners throughout Europe. The ELO seeks to develop European solutions to the challenges which will face European decision-makers in the years to come, supported by its Secretariat in Brussels, is best placed to advise on draft European legislation which affects those who live and work in the countryside.
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