The EU has set a target of reaching at least 25 % organic farmland by 2030, which requires a tripling of the current organic area and the entry of 700,000 new farmers into the organic sector. This calls for easy access to reliable knowledge about organic practices, as well as the creation of innovations. Organic advisory services are essential to achieve this, and there is a need for 10,000-20,000 organic advisers in the EU to serve these farmers. The overall objective of the project is to co-create an EU-wide network of 1000 organic advisors that will exchange knowlegde and provide mutual support, covering all 27 EU Member States and seven other European countries. The network will cover both plant production and animal husbandry. It will embrace the diversity of organic advisory services offered by private and publication organisations or self-employed professionals. An Action Plan will be created to ensure the long-term continuation of the network, laying down a governance structure and identifying future funding streams. Exchange will take place in online community spaces and in-person events. Online learning activities will be offered to increase technical and soft skills of advisors, both newcomers in the sector as well as more experienced organic advisors. Based on an analysis of drivers and barriers, the project will empower organic advisors to improve the capacity of their organisations and promote the creation of organic advisory services where they do not exist yet.

The project aims to establish a network of organic advisors across 34 European countries supporting the numerous new farmers entering the organic sector by 2030. The network will be animated by in-person and online knowledge exchanges and courses for organic advisors, young graduates and conventional advisors interested in getting skills in organic farming.

The different work areas of the project:

  1. mapping building and animating the network of organic advisors;
  2. strengthening the advisory services;
  3. creating, offering, and scaling up online courses;
  4. collaborating with EU project initiatives, policymakers, and key sectors;
  5. communicating and disseminating the project results.



Time frame

2024 - 2028.


18 partners in 34 countries.