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Switzerland. Organic market increases by 7.8 percent in 2016

(10.04.2017) 

The latest figures for the Swiss organic market (from 2016), recently presented by Bio Suisse (www.biosuisse.ch on April 4, 2017), show a clear increase in organic... read more



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Call for applications to online course "Challenges of Organic Arable Farming"

(28.02.2017) 

Register now for the online course on organic arable farming. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2017. read more



FiBL at BIOFACH 2017 - Media kit now online

(15.02.2017) 

At the BIOFACH Congress, where a wide range of topics will be discussed, researchers of FiBL will once again represent their institute. One of the highlights will be the... read more



Organic in Europe: Organic market grows by double digits and organic area reaches 12.7 million hectares in 2015

(14.02.2017) 

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FiBL at BIOFACH 2017 – Science Day and current numbers

(07.02.2017) 

Another strong presence of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at BIOFACH 2017 in Nuremberg. At the BIOFACH Congress, where a wide range of topics will... read more



European organic market: latest data at BIOFACH 2017

(14.12.2016) 

The session on the European organic market will take place place from 5 to 5.45 on February 15, 2017, in Room Copenhagen (NCC East) at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg,... read more



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The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2017

(14.12.2016) 

The session on global organic farming and market trends will take place place from 4 pm to 4.45 pm, on February 15, 2017 at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany.  read more



New platform for farmers to find organic solutions and exchange knowledge launched

(06.10.2016) 

A new platform - OK-Net Arable - aimed at filling the gap in the exchange of information between farmers across Europe was launched. The platform was developed by the... read more



Q&A: Do you have information on organic agriculture in Spain

(06.09.2016) 

For a study I am looking for recent information about organic agriculture in Spain. Can you help me with information on that?  read more



Q&A: Do you have data on organic dairy products for Switzerland?

(14.07.2016) 

Yes, such data are available from Bio Suisse, which presents the latest market data annually. According to this data, retail sales of organic dairy products amounted to... read more



IFOAM EU publishes new guide on Organic Action Plans

(02.06.2016) 

Over the last decade, the development of Organic Action Plans has gained momentum as a mechanism for achieving a more integrated and balanced approach to organic... read more



U.S. organic sales post new record of $43.3 billion in 2015 - Largest dollar gain ever for the booming organic sector even with supply challenges, says OTA survey

(20.05.2016) 

The booming U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, up a robust 11 percent from the... read more



Q&A: Do you have data on organic protein crops in the European Union?

(20.05.2016) 

Do you know if there is data available on the areas of different grain legumes grown organically in Europe? I can find a total for protein crops but it would be more... read more



Q&A: Do you have organic milk data for the European Union?

(20.05.2016) 

We are preparing a presentation on EU milk markets that would include any available data on organic milk, e.g. prices, sales, quantities, number of operators etc. We... read more



Norway: A new start for NORSØK

(09.05.2016) 

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture (NORSØK), which now again is an active national centre of expertise in Norway.  read more



Swiss organic market continues to grow in 2015

(25.04.2016) 

The latest figures for the Swiss organic market (from 2015), recently presented by Bio Suisse (www.biosuisse.ch ), show a clear increase in organic retail sales in... read more



Q&A: Where can I find data on organic animal husbandry in Switzerland?

(25.04.2016) 

I am looking for the latest data on organic livestock numbers in Switzerland. Where would I find them?  read more



Q&A: Do you have data on organic agriculture in Russia?

(25.04.2016) 

I am a student from Russia. Currently I am doing a research, concerning organic agriculture development in Russia. I wonder is there any updated data from FiBl... read more



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New publication "Organic in Europe: Prospects and Developments 2016"

(19.04.2016) 

Demand for organic food in Europe saw another record year of growth in 2014; however, organic production is not moving at the same speed and more effort at policy level... read more



Q&A: What is the correct number for organic arable land in the UK?

(19.04.2016) 

I looked at the infographic (see below) about organic production in the UK with interest but was shocked at the figure for arable crops. Defra published the figure at... read more



Q&A: How many Swiss farmers have converted to organic recently?

(07.04.2016) 

I am a journalist and looking for the latest data on organic in Switzerland. In particular I am interested to see how many farmers have converted to organic recently.... read more



Q&A: Where can I find organic import data for Germany?

(01.04.2016) 

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Austria: Lateest on organic farming in 2015 released

(29.03.2016) 

Preliminary numbers suggest that the number of farms in 2015 is approximately the same as in the previous year, according to the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture... read more



Q&A: Do you have recent data on organic per-capita consumption?

(29.03.2016) 

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Q&A: Where can I find data on organic retail sales volumes for Austria?

(29.03.2016) 

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New section on Organic-World.net: Questions & Answers (Q&A)

(29.03.2016) 

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Q&A: Is it true that 20 % of the Swiss vegetable area is organic ?

(25.03.2016) 

According to the Swiss Federal Office for Statistics (BfS), 19.6 percent of the farms with vegetable production and 18 % of the vegetable area are organic. The detailed... read more



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Slide presentations on organic agriculture worldwide and in Europe

(14.03.2016) 

FiBL has prepared three presentations summarizing the key results of the FiBL-IFOAM survey on organic agriculture worldwide 2016 (data 2014). Apart from the global... read more



UK: Organic Market Report 2016

(23.02.2016) 

The 2016 Organic Market Report was launched on 23 February showing that the UK organic market experienced a sustained growth of 4.9% in 2015. This is the third year of... read more



Clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat

(16.02.2016) 

A team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally... read more



European organic market continued to grow in 2014

(11.02.2016) 

In 2014, the European organic market grew by approximately 7.6 percent to a value of more than 26 billion euros. read more



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The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2016

(10.02.2016) 

The session on global organic farming and market trends will take place place from 4.30 pm to 5.45 pm, on February 10, 2016, in Room Istanbul (NCC East) at BIOFACH,... read more



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Presentations of the session "The World of Organic Agriculture" at BIOFACH 2016

(10.02.2016) 

The session on global organic farming and market trends took place place on February 10, 2016, in at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany.  read more



Growth continues: 43.7 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide

(10.02.2016) 

The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH... read more



European organic market: latest data at BIOFACH 2016

(09.02.2016) 

The session on the European organic market will take place place from 11 am to 11.45 am on February 10, 2016, in Room Shanghai (NCC East) at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse,... read more



Presentations of the session on the European organic market at BIOFACH online

(09.02.2016) 

The session on the European organic market took place from 11 am to 11.45 am on February 10, 2016, in Room Shanghai (NCC East) at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg,... read more



February 12, 2016: Science Day at BIOFACH

(11.01.2016) 

On February 12, 2016, the fourth Science Day will take place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in Nuremberg, Germany. It is a joint event of TIPI, the Technology... read more



Discussion at Science Day 2015

Science Day 2016: Register now

(21.12.2015) 

Registration for Science Day 2016 is now open. Science Day will take place on February 12, 2016, at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in Nuremberg, Germany. It is... read more



FiBL and Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Centre sign contract to establish a centre for organic agriculture

(27.11.2015) 

Over the next four years, experts in organic agriculture will visit the UAE in order to establish a centre for organic agriculture in cooperation with local... read more



Workshop on sustainability of organic/low-input dairy

(02.11.2015) 

The Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying (SOLID) project is holding a conference which is jointly organised and supported by the Organic Research Centre (ORC),... read more



More EU research money should be spent on organic farming according to new study

(28.10.2015) 

Increasing investment in research for organic farming will help to provide answers to many environmental and social issues of Europe’s farming systems, says a new study... read more



Compliance to voluntary sustainability standards has grown steadily worldwide

(12.10.2015) 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) presented the first results of its survey on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) at the second Trade for... read more



France: organic market continues to grow in 2015

(30.09.2015) 

Organic farming and organic consumption is increasing in France. Between January-July 2015, the number of organic farms has increased by 8% compared to the same period... read more



Interactive data table on key indicators now online

(10.06.2015) 

The interactive data tables on key indicators and on crops worldwide are  now online. Data on organic agriculture worldwide are also available as Excel sheets (key... read more



France: Development of organic agricultural land 1985-2014. Agence Bio, Nic Lampkin

France: Organic market and area continue to grow in 2014

(07.06.2015) 

In France the organic area, the number of producers as well as the market continued to grow in 2014. Here are the key figures for 2014: Market: 4.83  billion... read more



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Danish organic market grows by 6.1 percent in 2014

(11.05.2015) 

Acording to the latest data released by statistics Denmark, the organic market is now at 830 Million euros. This figure includes the general retailers (supermarkets and... read more



5th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS): Registration deadline prolonged

(07.05.2015) 

The deadline for registration for 5th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS) has been prolonged until 31st May 2015. More information is... read more



Follow us on Twitter: Statistics and news on organic farming worldwide

(06.05.2015) 

With its new specialized Twitter account @FiBLStatistics, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL is providing a tool to find latest data and... read more



UK: Organic market shows improved growth amidst tumbling food prices

(05.05.2015) 

The Soil Association’s 2015 Organic Market Report reveals sales of organic products increased by 4% in 2014. The new figures announced in February 2015 show this is... read more



June 24-26, 2015: Eucarpia-COBRA-ECO-PB event on organic plant breeding in Munich, Germany

(28.04.2015) 

Register now for the Eucarpia-COBRA-ECO-PB event in Munich, Germany in June.  read more



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Organic agriculture and organic markets in Europe - 2013 update

(24.04.2015) 

The key data on organic agriculture in Europe are now available at http://orgprints.org/28706.  read more



Organic Farming in Estonia 2014: 16 percent of the farmland is organic

(20.04.2015) 

Recently the brochure „Organic Farming in Estonia 2014“ was published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Estonia. The booklet with the key statistics and... read more



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OrganicDataNetwork successfully concluded

(02.04.2015) 

The European project "Data network for better European organic market information" (OrganicDataNetwork) has now reached its end. The major outcomes are summarized in... read more



Germany: New study on organic imports

(01.04.2015) 

Germany is not only the largest market for organic products in Europe but also one of its largest organic producers. In spite of this fact, Germany imported in 2012, 3... read more



Slides on organic agriculture world-wide

(25.03.2015) 

There are 3 presentations summarizing the key results of the FiBL-IFOAM survey on organic agriculture worldwide 2015 (data 2013). Apart from the global data, key results... read more



Report from Science Day 2015

(11.03.2015) 

On February 13, the Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM (TIPI), together with the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming (TP Organics) convened... read more



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TP Organics: Priority topics for Horizon 2020: new version

(09.03.2015) 

The European Technology Platform for organic food and farming (TP Organics) has published a new version of its priority topics for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme... read more



Presentations from the session "The Organic Market in Europe" at BIOFACH 2015

(09.03.2015) 

On February 12, 2015, partners of the OrganicDataNetweork prsented the latest data on organic markets in Europe. The presentations are now available for download at... read more



Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Organic Food and Farming

(02.03.2015) 

On 13 February, 2015, the European Technology Platform for organic Food and Farming TP Organics (www.tporganics.eu) launched its new Strategic Research and Innovation... read more



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Presentations from the session "The World of Organic Agriculture" at BIOFACH 2015

(15.02.2015) 

The presentations at the session "The World of Organic Agriculture" are now online and can be downloaded from Organic Eprints at www-orgprints.org/28216.... read more



Growth continues: Global organic market at 72 billion US Dollars with 43 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide

(10.02.2015) 

The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BIOFACH... read more



Media release: European organic market continued to grow in 2013

(09.02.2015) 

In 2013, the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of more than 24 billion euros. Consumers in the European Union spent 22.2 billion... read more



February 11, 2015: Launch of the 2015 edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture"

(04.02.2015) 

The session on global organic farming and market trends will take place place from 2 pm to 2.45 pm, on Wednesday 11, 2015, in Room Istanbul (NCC East) at BIOFACH,... read more



Priority topics for Horizon 2020: Work Programme 2016/2017

(10.01.2015) 

In December 2014, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming Research published priority topics for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme... read more



Science Day at BIOFACH 2015: Registration and programme now online

(09.01.2015) 

At BIOFACH 2015 (www.biofach.de), the 3rd Science day will take place. The programme is now available. Like in the past, it will be a joint event by TIPI, the... read more



Sustainable Society Index: Level of sustainability in 151 countries

(17.12.2014) 

The Sustainable Society Index (SSI) shows at a glance the level of sustainability of 151 countries. Organic farming is one of the indicators of sustainability. read more



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OrganicDataNetwork: Workshop at the Organic World Congress in Istanbul and final project meeting

(19.11.2014) 

During the 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress, the OrganicDataNetwork workshop and several presentations on project results were held. The sixth and final project meeting... read more



New projects funded under CORE Organic Plus

(15.10.2014) 

Eleven European research projects were selected for funding by the 22 CORE Organic Plus funding bodies at a meeting in Stockholm on 2 October 2014. The size of the call... read more



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October 15, 2014: Workshop on organic market data collection and publication procedures in Istanbul, Turkey

(10.10.2014) 

In the morning of October 15, the third day of the Organic World Congress (www.OWC2014.org) in Istanbul, Turkey, a workshop of the OrganicDatanetwork will take... read more



Workshop participants

OrganicDataNetwork: discussion with market researchers and representatives of official agencies

(18.08.2014) 

The second European Workshop on “finding practical solutions to current organic market data problems” was organised within the framework of the OrganicDataNetwork... read more



Germany: Organic farming on the rise

(28.07.2014) 

In 2013, 6.4 % of the German agricultural land was organically farmed, marking a 2 % increase over the previous year. read more



New study finds significant differences between organic and non-organic food

(14.07.2014) 

In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has proved that organic crops and crop-based foods are up to 60%... read more



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Lithuania: New country report

(29.06.2014) 

A new country report about organic farming in Lithuania is available at the Organic-Europe.net  website: Prof. Dr. Vytautas Pilipavicius of Aleksandras Stulginskis... read more



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UK: Soil Association 2014 Organic Market Report reveals growth in organic sales for the first time in four years

(29.06.2014) 

The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual... read more



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New organic market reports from Germany and the UK

(29.06.2014) 

Two market reports that involved input from the OrganicDataNetwork project have been published read more



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UK: Results of the producer survey now online

(22.06.2014) 

The Organic Research Centre Elm Farm (ORC) has now published a report based on the producer survey that it carried out as part of the UK case study of the Organic... read more



OrganicDataNetwork presents results

(10.06.2014) 

Press release of the OrganicDataNetwork project  read more



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Germany: New study on imports of organic products

(18.05.2014) 

Since 2009/2010, the import volumes to Germany have increased for many arable crops and dairy products. However, imported quantities vary from year to year for fruit,... read more



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Danes buy more organic food

(12.05.2014) 

After a breather in 2012, the Danish organic food market has grown again in 2013. Consumers spent 6% more than in the previous past year for organic products -... read more



Estonia: Organic agricultural area continues to grow

(09.05.2014) 

Recently the 2013 edition of yearbook "Organic farming in Estonia" was published by the Estonian Ministry of Agriculture". The brochure documents the continued growth of... read more



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Swiss organic market continues to grow in 2013

(12.04.2014) 

The latest figures for the Swiss organic market (from 2013), recently presented by Bio Suisse (www.biosuisse.ch), show a clear increase in organic retail sales in... read more



Helga Willer

Nearly two million organic farmers worldwide

(02.04.2014) 

A recent report from Organic-Market info about the latest edition of the FiBL-IFOAM survey on organic agriculture worldwide, which was launched at BIOFACH 2014.  read more



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UK should look to Switzerland in battle to save organic production

(02.04.2014) 

The UK Government can learn lessons from other European countries in how it stalls the declining number of organic producers, the Famers Guardian reports.  read more



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France: Market for organic products reached 4.5 billion euros in 2013

(02.04.2014) 

In 2013, the French organic market continued to grow. The French organic market has doubled in 5 years (4.17 billion euros in 2012 : +6.6 % compared with 2011; +101 %... read more



European Union: Legislative proposal for a new organic food and farming legislation and new organic action plan approved

(30.03.2014) 

On 25 March, the European Commission published a legislative proposal for a new organic food and farming legislation to replace the current organic regulation 834/2007... read more



Dynamic data table with key figures on organic agriculture world-wide now online

(18.03.2014) 

The dynamic datatable with three key indicators on organic agriculture worldwide is now online for the 2012 data.  read more



Video from the TP Organics workshop: Revising the European Strategic Research Agenda for Organic Food and Farming

(06.03.2014) 

At BIOFACH 2014, the European Technology Platform TP Organics started the revision process of its Strategic Research Agenda.  read more



Report about Science Day 2014 at BIOFACH

(06.03.2014) 

On February 14, 2014, the BIOFACH Science Day took place for the second time. Science Day was a joint event of TIPI, TP Organics, ISOFAR (International Society of... read more



OrganicDataNetwork at BIOFACH 2014

(04.03.2014) 

On the 13th of February, the European OrganicDataNetwork project organised a workshop at the BIOFACH organic trade fair in Nuremburg, Germany, to present the first... read more



New handbook: Organic in Europe - Prospects and Developments

(04.03.2014) 

This publication provides an overview of developments and future prospects from the perspective of public policy support and market growth. read more



Dossier "European Innovation Partnership - Opportunities for Innovation in Organic Farming and Agroecology"

(22.02.2014) 

The European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability, or EIP-AGRI, is a new policy instrument for more stakeholder and demand-driven... read more



Update: The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2014

(20.02.2014) 

The session on global organic farming and market trends took place place from 4 pm to 4.45 pm, on Wednesday 12, 2014, in Room Istanbul (NCC East) at BIOFACH,... read more



European organic market continued to grow in 2012

(11.02.2014) 

In 2012 the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of almost EUR 23 billion. Consumers in the European Union spent close to EUR 21 billion... read more



Organic farming statistics at BIOFACH 2014

(04.02.2014) 

At BIOFACH 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, a number of sessions with information on organic farming statistics and sector development will be presented. Please find a list... read more



Science Day 2014: Register now

(03.02.2014) 

Science Day will be held for the second time at BioFach, the World Organic Trade Fair in Nuremberg, Germany. If you wish to attend science day, please register with our... read more



February 13, 2014: Case studies on improved data collection methods in selected countries - OrganicDataNetwork session at BIOFACH 2014

(21.01.2014) 

Case studies on improved data collection methods in selected countries – Session of the EU-funded project OrganicDataNetwork at BIOFACH on Thursday, 13th of February.  read more



Science day at BIOFACH 2014: Full programme now available

(14.01.2014) 

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OrganicDataNetwork statement on data collection and EU regulation

(05.01.2014) 

Recently the OrganicDataNetwork project issued its statement on data collection and made a number of suggestions how data collection could be improved in the context of... read more



Third issue of the OrganicDataNetwork newsletter now online

(05.01.2014) 

The 3rd issue of the OrganicDataNetwork newsletter contains some important news about progress made in building a stronger network of organic market data collectors,... read more



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New report from the European Commission: Facts and figures on organic agriculture in the European Union

(14.11.2013) 

Report on the status of organic farming in Europe 2011, prepared by the Directorate General of Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission with the... read more



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Pre-announcement of the CORE Organic Plus call

(14.11.2013) 

CORE Organic will be ready to launch a joint call for research proposals in December 2013.  read more



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German organic farmers increase revenues by 12 percent in 2012

(29.10.2013) 

In 2012, German organic farmers increased their sales revenues by 12 percent (to 1.53 billion euros). High prices for cereals, fruit, and vegetables and higher prices... read more



Fourth project meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork in Montpellier

(28.10.2013) 

Media release of Oktober 18, 2013 of the OrganicDataNetwork project read more



Sweden: Share of organic products of all sales unchanged in 2012

(23.10.2013) 

According to Statistics Sweden (SBC), organic products accounted for about 4 percent of all sales of food and non-alcoholic beverages in Sweden in 2012. This share is... read more



15th Survey on organic agriculture worldwide has started

(12.09.2013) 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, in collaboration with the and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) has now started... read more



UK: Organic market shows signs of recovery, but land area falls

(06.09.2013) 

After several years of decline since 2008 due to the recession, the organic market in the UK is finally showing signs of recovery. In May 2013, new figures from Kantar... read more



Denmark: Retail sales stable, strong increase of food service and catering

(03.09.2013) 

In 2012, in Denmark the organic market has remained stable compared with 2011; it is now at 885 million euros compared with 881 million in 2011 (excluding catering),... read more



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4th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences: Programme now available

(03.09.2013) 

The detailed program of the 4th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences and the preceding Organic Policy Summit is now available for download on... read more



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Italy: Organic agricultural land and retail sales on the rise

(03.09.2013) 

Data on the organic and operators are provided by the Italian Information system for organic farming SINAB, which is based data from the authorised inspection bodies... read more



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OrganicDataNetwork: Publications at Organic Eprints

(19.07.2013) 

A number of reports from the OrganicDataNetwork Project are now available online at the Organic Eprints Archive.... read more



TP Organics now officially acknowledged as the European Technology Research Platform for organic food and farming

(17.07.2013) 

The European Technology Platform for organic food and farming (TP Organics) has now been officially acknowledged by the European Commission. The latest newsletter of TP... read more



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Second Newsletter of the OrganicDataNetwork project

(07.06.2013) 

The second issue of the Newsletter of the OrganicDatatNetwork project is now online.  read more



July 17-19, 2013: The Prince of Wales's Food and Farming Summer School at ORC, UK

(23.05.2013) 

The Prince of Wales has invited the Organic Research Centre (ORC), UK, to organise the 2013 Food and Farming Summer School. Initiated in 2007 at Duchy Home Farm,... read more



Organic agriculture Serbia at a glance 2013

(23.05.2013) 

A new edition of "Organic agriculture Serbia at a glance" has been published. It contains a wealth of information about the development of the sector.  read more



Russian organic market continues to grow

(10.05.2013) 

According to a recent report of the Global Agriculture Information Network of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2012, organic sales in Russia... read more



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UK: Organic Market Report 2013

(06.05.2013) 

The 2013 Organic market report highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2012.It is published by... read more



Better organic data for Europe: project launches discussion forum on the problems of compiling organic market data

(02.05.2013) 

Media release of April 30, 2013, of the OrganicDataNetwork project read more



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How to improve organic market data collection? Workshop and project meeting report

(25.04.2013) 

Report from Kai Kreuzer about the first stakeholder workshop and the third meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork project.  read more



Switzerland: Market grows by 5.3 percent in 2012

(13.04.2013) 

On April 10 the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse presented the latest data on organic agriculture in Switzerland. read more



Eurostat database with new URL

(01.04.2013) 

Eurostat maintains a database with data on organic agriculture in the countries of the European Union, furthermore Norway and Switzerland. Recently Eurostat has... read more



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FiBL activity report 2012 now online

(23.03.2013) 

The 2012 activity report of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture documents on 60 pages the advances made in FiBL's research and consultancy work. read more



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Presentations from the BioFach session on the European market for organic food now online

(22.03.2013) 

The presentations at the session on the European Market for Organic Food, which was organised by the OrganicDataNetwork project are now online.... read more



Dynamic data table with key data from the FiBL-IFOAM survey now updated

(07.03.2013) 

The dynamic data table with key data from the FiBL-IFOAM survey 2013 at the Organic-World.net has now been updated. The data were originally published in "The World... read more



Global organic agriculture and market: Presentations from the BioFach session now online

(24.02.2013) 

On February 13, 2013, the session "The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends" was held at the BioFach Congress 2013. Speakers were... read more



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Sweden: New research agenda for organic agriculture

(18.02.2013) 

A new research agenda for organic agriculture is presented by the Centre for Organic Food and Farming (EPOK) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.  read more



New impulses for continued growth: FiBL and IFOAM present latest statistics on organic farming worldwide at BioFach

(12.02.2013) 

Sales now top US$ 60 billion for the first time  read more



February 14, 2013: Preparing the organic and agro-ecological sector for the new EU research and innovation policy at the BioFach Congress

(04.02.2013) 

The session "Preparing the organic and agro-ecological sector for the new EU research and innovation policy"is organiszed by the the European Union Group of... read more



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Young Organics BioFach Camp 2013: "Connect inspire act – Share your actions for a future organic world!"

(31.01.2013) 

The Young Organics BioFach Camp takes place on Thursday, 14th February from 12:00 to 17:00 in Room Seoul (3rd floor of the NürngbergMesse congress building). Visitors... read more



July 2-4, 2013: 7th European Organic Congress of IFOAM EU in Vilnius

(31.01.2013) 

The 7th European Organic Congress of the European Union group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) will take place in Vilnius,... read more



February 14, 2013: Global Organic Market Overview at the BioFach Congress, Nuremberg, Germany

(24.01.2013) 

At this event, latest Figures and Trends from the most important markets around the globe: Europe, North America, Australia, Brazil and Japan. read more



February 13, 2013: The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends at BioFach

(24.01.2013) 

On February 13, the latest figures on organic agriculture as well as global market trends will be presented.  read more



Consultation for the review of the European policy on organic agriculture

(21.01.2013) 

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of the European policy on organic agriculture is running from January 15 to April 10, 2013. All... read more



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Website of the new IMPRO project on health status in organic dairy farming now online

(18.01.2013) 

IMPRO is a new project funded by the European Union, which aims to improve current health management strategies on organic dairy farms. The project website is now... read more



14th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" to be launched at BioFach

(16.01.2013) 

The 14th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" will be launched at BioFach 2013 at NürnbergMesse, Nuremberg, Germany. The presentation will be on February 13,... read more



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February 13, 2013: Session on Organic Market Data Networks at the BioFachCongress, Nürnberg

(10.01.2013) 

The session Organic Market Data Networks is organised by the European-funded SOLINSA project, which project aims to identify barriers to the development of Learning and... read more



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February 13, 2013: Session on the European market for organic food at the BioFach Congress

(05.12.2012) 

On February 13, 2013 the annual session on the European market for organic food will take place at the BioFach Congress. This year it is organized by the European-funded... read more



14th Survey on organic agriculture worldwide almost completed

(05.12.2012) 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) started the 14th survey on organic... read more



Join IFOAM at the Sustainability Camp: Live Broadcast on Monday, November 26

(25.11.2012) 

The Sustainability Camp is taking place November 23-26, 2012, at the Head Office of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Bonn, Germany.... read more



Finnish Institute for Organic Food established

(23.11.2012) 

The University of Helsinki and the state research institute MTT Agrifood Research Finland have signed an agreement for co-operation to establish the Finnish Institute... read more



Romania: Country of the Year at BioFach 2013

(16.11.2012) 

The contract for the Country of the Year at BioFach 2013 was ceremoniously signed in the Romanian capital Bucharest this month. read more



Italy: Sales of organic food continue to rise

(15.11.2012) 

The Italian organic market has been growing for nine consecutive years.  read more



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First OrganicDataNetwork Newsletter

(13.11.2012) 

The first Newsletter of the OrganicDataNetwork project is now available at the project website. The project "Data network for better European organic market... read more



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France: More than one million hectares of organic farmland in 2012

(31.10.2012) 

France can be pleased with the steady growth of its organic agriculture. It occupies the fourth place in the European rankings for organic agriculture after Spain, Italy... read more



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OrganicDataNetwork presents achievements at project meeting

(24.10.2012) 

Twenty-eight participants attended the second meeting of the research project Data network for better European organic market information (OrganicDataNetwork) on October... read more



Czech Republic - Yearbook 2011 published

(19.10.2012) 

The yearbook 2011 for the Czech Republic was published by the Czech Ministry of Agriculture, the Czech Technology Plaform for Organic Farming and Bioinstitut.  read more



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Conference in Cyprus informs about European organic research

(14.10.2012) 

From 24 to 26 September 2012 the Organic Days were held in Larnaca on Cyprus. One of the conference days was dedicated to organic farming research.  read more



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Call for papers: NJF seminar Organic farming systems as a driver for change

(13.10.2012) 

The 461th Seminar of the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists will take place August 21-23, 2012 in Denmark. Papers can be submitted by February 15, 2013.  read more



New inventory: A decade of EU-funded, low-input and organic agriculture research (2000-2012)

(22.09.2012) 

A new EU publication lists almost 50 European projects related to organic and low-input farming. Chapters written by experts of the organic sector provide relevant... read more



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Finland: Record number of new organic farms and enterprises

(20.09.2012) 

The Finish Food Safety Authority Evira has recently published the latest figures on organic agriculture in the country. read more



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Spain: Organic agricultural land increases by 10 percent in 2011

(20.09.2012) 

The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture has recently released the latest data on organic agriculture in Spain: Land under organic management, livestock data, and operator... read more



Denmark: Organic farming is a way to secure sustainable development

(15.08.2012) 

Tomas Nørfelt Fibiger of the Danish Agricultural Advisory Service DLBR has recently updated his report about organic farming in Denmark.  read more



Germany: Updated country report

(15.08.2012) 

The German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Proptecteion BMELV has recently updated its report about organic farming in the country.  read more



France: Organic area and market continue to grow strongly

(12.07.2012) 

In the first six months of 2012 the organic area in France surpassed the one million hectare mark. The organic market is now at four billion Euros (2011).  read more



UK: Organic statistics 2011 for land area, livestock and operators released

(09.07.2012) 

The latest national statistics for the United Kingdom, produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on the organic farming sector were... read more



IFOAM EU welcomes the Commission’s new head of unit for organic farming

(02.07.2012) 

Press release of the IFOAM EU Group of July 2, 2012 read more



Switzerland: Market continues to grow in 2011

(01.07.2012) 

Recently the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse released the latest data on the Swiss organic market .  read more



November 1-2, 2012: Scientific Seminar "Organic Food – open, critical and collaborative approaches" in Mikkeli, Finland

(28.06.2012) 

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OrganicDataNetwork: Survey of the needs and demands of end users of market data started

(14.06.2012) 

As part of the OrganicDataNetwork project (work package 1), project partners have now developed a survey to investigate the needs and demands of users of organic market... read more



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CORE Organic II: Call for proposals for efficient nutrient use in organic farming systems

(12.06.2012) 

CORE Organic II, a European transnational research cooperation project supported by the European Union, has launched a new pilot call for proposals on the sustainable... read more



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IFOAM at the Rio+20 Conference

(12.06.2012) 

Twenty years on from the original Earth Summit, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is present in Rio with a comprehensive and... read more



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First Conference of the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi)

(05.06.2012) 

Over 400 participants attended the first conference of the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) on February 2, 2012. The conference theme was the... read more



Study on support of organic farming in the European Union: need for a comprehensive development strategy

(29.05.2012) 

New study on support of organic farming in the European Union published  read more



September 24-26 , 2012: Cyprus: Organic days during the EU Council Presidency

(29.05.2012) 

The IFOAM EU Group announces the "Organic Days in Cyprus" during the Cypriot EU Council Presidency which encloses three individual events that will take on 24, 25 and 26... read more



UK: New organic market report

(22.05.2012) 

Global sales of organic products continue to defy the economic downturn, growing in 2010 and with growth continuing into 2011. One exception is, however, the UK where,... read more



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First organic sector study for Albania now published

(11.05.2012) 

Albania’s organic sector is still nascent, but is developing most dynamically. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, working with local partners, has compiled... read more



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Slide presentations on organic agriculture worldwide

(06.05.2012) 

All slide presentations on organic agriculture worldwide 2010 are now ready.  read more



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OrganicDataNetwork: Survey about market data availability in Europe started

(06.05.2012) 

The OrganicDataNetwork project, which was recently launched, has now started a survey about data collectors and data availability of oganic market data in Europe. read more



Launch of OrganicDataNetwork project

(07.04.2012) 

Press release of the European project OrganicDataNetwork read more



June 7-8, 2012: Sustainable Food Summit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

(01.04.2012) 

The Sustainable Food Summit will take place in Amsterdam on June 7 & 8, 2012. Central themes of this sixth edition are sustainable commodities and food... read more



OrganicDataNetwork: First project meeting

(27.03.2012) 

Report about the first meeting of the European OrganicDataNetwork project  read more



Estonia: More than 14 percent of the farmland is organic

(26.03.2012) 

For the fourth time, the brochure "Organic Farming in Estonia" has been published. It informs about the latest facts and figures about organic farming in the country.... read more



Germany: Strong growth of the organic market in 2011

(15.03.2012) 

According to provisional data for 2011, compiled by the German Federation of the Organic Food Industry BÖLW (www.boelw.de), the organic area grew by only 2.3 percent,... read more



Dynamic data table: Update

(01.03.2012) 

The dyanamic data table with the basic data on organic agriculture worldwide: Organic agricultural land, share of total agricultural land, and producers has been updated... read more



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Serbia: Organic agriculture 2012 at a glance

(28.02.2012) 

The National Association Serbia Organica has published, together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Economic Development... read more



Portugal: New country report

(27.02.2012) 

A new country report about organic farming in Portugal is now available from Catarina Crisostomo.  read more



Global market for organic food: Slides from BioFach ready for download

(24.02.2012) 

At the BioFach Congress, Amarjit Sahota of Organic Monitor presented the current situation of the global market for organic food and drink. His slides are now available... read more



April 13-14, 2012: 4th International conference on the organic development in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian countries in Izmir, Turkey

(24.02.2012) 

4th International conference on the organic development in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian countries is taking place in Turkey this year. Previous... read more



Bulgaria: New country report

(21.02.2012) 

In Bulgaria, considerable growth occurred in organic farming between 2009–2010. The certified land doubled between 2009 and 2010. During this time, the number of... read more



Table on organic imports to Germany

Germany: Organic imports

(18.02.2012) 

Germany is not only the largest market for organic products in Europe but also one of its largest organic producers. In spite of this fact, in 2009/2010 Germany... read more



Germany: Data on organic agriculture land and crops for 2010 now available from AMI

(15.02.2012) 

Based on data from twelve organic inspection bodies in Germany, the Agricultural Market Information Company published an overview of the structure of land use and animal... read more



European Union and United States agree to historic new partnership on organic trade

(15.02.2012) 

The European Union and the United States announced on February 15, 2012, that beginning June 1, 2012, organic products certified in Europe or in the United States may be... read more



Organic agriculture worldwide: Market growing, agricultural land remains steady

(14.02.2012) 

FiBL and IFOAM are presenting the latest data on organic agriculture worldwide at BioFach in Nuremburg. read more



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May 10-11, 2012: First international workshop of the Italian Organic Agriculture Research Group in Ancona, Italy

(10.02.2012) 

The first international workshop of the Italian Organic Agriculture Research Group (GRAB-IT) entiteld "Organic farming: a sustainable model for transition in the... read more



Global market: Overview at the BioFach Congress in Nuremberg, Germany

(07.02.2012) 

At this session experts presented latest developments in leading organic markets.  read more



Relaunch of the journal "Biological Agriculture & Horticulture"

(04.02.2012) 

The international journal "Biological Agriculture & Horticulture", for thirty years one of the pioneering journals in organic agriculture, has recently... read more



April 17-18, 2012: 6th European Organic Congress "Smart change - towards a sustainable CAP" in Copenhagen, Denmark

(02.02.2012) 

The 6th European Organic Congress in Denmark is taking place at a crucial point in time for the debate on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The Congress... read more



Ukraine: Brief update

(01.02.2012) 

At the BioFachCongress 2012 one session will with recent developments in organic agriculture in the Central and Eastern European countries (Organic Sector Development in... read more



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Integrating reduced tillage and green manures in organic cropping systems

(03.01.2012) 

Media Release of the TILMAN-ORG Project read more



European Research in the focus: First seminar of CORE Organic

(30.12.2011) 

On 29 November 2011 the first research seminar of CORE Organic took place in Paris. CORE Organic is a European transnational research cooperation project supported by... read more



Should the EU ecolabel be extended to the food sector?

(05.12.2011) 

A decision of the European Union on whether an ecolabel should be launched for food, feed and drink products is expected in the first half of 2012. read more



Fifth newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project

(25.11.2011) 

With its November 2011 newsletter the LowInputBreeds (www.lowinputbreeds.org)  project is informing its readers about progress made in its... read more



Call for papers: 2nd IFOAM International Organic Animal Husbandry Conference in Hamburg, Germany

(01.11.2011) 

Tackling the Future Challenges of Organic Animal Husbandry - Hamburg, Germany, September 12-14, 2012 read more



Seminar on agriculture and climate change in the European Parliament: Presentations now available

(24.10.2011) 

On October 18, 2011, the seminar "Agriculture in Times of Climate Change – Organic Farming Approaches to Face the Challenge" took place in Brussels, organized... read more



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17th IFOAM World Congress - A Big Success

(12.10.2011) 

The 17th Organic World Congress (OWC) of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), held in Gyeonggi Paldang, South Korea from September 26... read more



Reform of the European Common Agricultural Policy: Proposals Lack Ambition to Mainstream Sustainainability Says IFOAM EU Group

(12.10.2011) 

On October 12, 2011, the European Commission unveiled its proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014–2020. The lacks ambition where substantial... read more



November 9, 2011: Conference on Resource Efficiency and Food Security in Brussels

(14.09.2011) 

The high-level half-day conference "Resource efficiency and food security: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable food systems" will be held on 9th November 2011... read more



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October 14, 2011: Conference Organic Food Processing in Poland

(08.09.2011) 

Organized by the European Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM EU Group), the conference "Organic food processing - improving... read more



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September 21-22, 2011: Second European Workshop on Organic Seed Regulation

(05.09.2011) 

The Second European Workshop on Organic Seed Regulation of the European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding takes place September 21 and 22, 2011 at the Organic... read more



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Young Organics Founded - A New Global Action Network

(30.08.2011) 

Young organic and fair trade activists from all over the world have founded Young Organics e.V., a new global action network. A workshop at the 64th United Nations DPI... read more



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Book of Abstracts and Full Papers of the Frst International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research Now Available

(19.08.2011) 

In May 2011 the First International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research took place. The book of abstracts is now available; furthermore some of the... read more



July 11 and 12, 2011: Workshop on organic farming in Africa in Brussels

(04.08.2011) 

On July 11 and 12, 2011, the workshop "Building strategies for Africa: Adding-value through organic agriculture", took place in Brussels. The papers are now available at... read more



October 18, 2011: Seminar "Agriculture in Times of Climate Change – Organic Farming Approaches to Face the Challenge" in Brussels

(03.08.2011) 

The seminar "Agriculture in times of climate change – organic farming approaches to face the challenge" will take place in Brussels on October 18.  read more



Spain: Development of organic agricultural land; Source: MARM

Spain: Organic area continues to grow in 2010

(29.07.2011) 

One and a half million hectares are under organic agricultural management in Spain. The minister has announced a new action plan for organic food and farming.  read more



Germany: Organic farming continues to grow

(15.07.2011) 

According to a recent press release of the German Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (www.BMELV.de), organic farming in Germany continued the... read more



13th Survey on organic agriculture worldwide started

(14.07.2011) 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) have started the next survey on organic... read more



Ukraine: Organic Law Vetoed

(05.07.2011) 

The President of Ukraine vetoed the law on Ukrainian Organic Production that had been passed by the Ukrainian Parliament on April 21, 2011. read more



Czech Republic: Strong Increase of Organic Land in 2010

(01.07.2011) 

In the Czech Republic, in 2010 the organic agricultural land incresaed to almost 450'000 hectares. More than ten percent of the farmland is organic now, according to the... read more



CORE Organic II: Eleven projects selected

(01.07.2011) 

The full proposals of the first call of the CORE Organic II project (www.coreorganic2.org) have been evaluated by scientific experts. Hereafter, the CORE Organic II... read more



Organic Eprints is Expanding

(01.07.2011) 

Organic Eprints, the open access archive for publications on organic research,  is expanding: The number of country editors has increased from 11 to... read more



Organic Farm Management Handbook Published

(01.07.2011) 

The new edition of the Organic Farm Management Handbook is now available, published by the Organic Research Centre at Elm Farm (UK).  read more



Ireland: Presentations of the 2011 National Organic Food Conference available

(01.07.2011) 

The Irish National Organic Food Conference, which took place on June 14, 2011, covered a number of issues of relevance to the development of the food sector. Themes... read more



Congress "Organic Farming as Opportunity for European Agriculture" in May 2011

(29.06.2011) 

According to a press release, published at the occassion of the 3104th Council meeting of the European Union's Agriculture and Fisheries ministers, ministers were... read more



Estonia: Organic area continues to grow

(27.06.2011) 

The Estonian Organic Farming Foundation has recently published a brochure on organic farming in Estonia in 2010. It is in English and Estonian and has the most important... read more



European Union and Canada: Agreement on equivalency in organic products

(27.06.2011) 

The European Commission has annouced that the European Union and Canada have reached agreement on an equivalency in organic products.  read more



Successfully exporting organic products to Europe

(24.06.2011) 

To operate successfully in importing organic products to Switzerland and the European Union, it is crucial to have accurate information on market access conditions. For... read more



E. Coli – A Problem Not Specific to Sustainable Agriculture

(22.06.2011) 

FiBL has now published a revised version of its background information on E. coli.  read more



EHEC – A Problem not Specific to Organic Farming

(14.06.2011) 

There has been much speculation about the pathogenic EHEC bacterial strain that has claimed the lives of more than thirty people so far in Germany. In the present... read more



E.coli: IFOAM EU Group welcomes EU support but asks for EU wide coordination

(08.06.2011) 

On the occasion of the extraordinary meeting of the Agriculture Council the IFOAM EU Group (www.ifoam-eu.org) expresses its concern that weeks after the first outbreak... read more



France: Organic area and market continue to grow in 2010

(30.05.2011) 

At a press conference on May 19, 2011, Agence Bio, the Frnch Agency for organic agriculture, presented the latest figures on the sector in France.  read more



Slides on Organic Agriculture Worldwide

(25.05.2011) 

Slides on the results from the FiBL and IFOAM survey as published in The World of Organic Agriculture 2011 (with some updates) and further graphs are now... read more



May 31 to June 1, 2011: Organic Farming as opportunity for European Agriculture in Hortobágy, Hungary

(23.05.2011) 

The IFOAM EU Group (www.ifoam-eu.org) and the Hungarian EU Presidency in cooperation with the Hungarian Ministry for Rural Development, Biokontroll Hungária and Magyar... read more



On the island of Crete, Greece, farmed sheep belong to the local breed Sfakia

Fourth newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project

(01.05.2011) 

The fourth newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project reports on the successful first project symposium which took place in March in Wageningen, the Netherlands, focussing... read more



Ukraine: Parliament Approves Law on Organic Farming

(26.04.2011) 

The Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has—as one of the last in Eastern Europe—approved a new law on organic farming. This is a major mile-stone for the sector and... read more



June 23 - 24, 2011: Sustainable Foods Summit

(15.04.2011) 

The aim of the summit is to explore new horizons for sustainability and eco-labels in the food industry. The 4th edition of this high-level summit will take place in... read more



September 22-24, 2011: 3rd Colloquium on Organic Horticulture and 1st Colloquium on Organic Animal Production in Braga, Portugal

(14.04.2011) 

The 3rd Portugese Colloquium on Organic Horticulture and the 1st Portugese Colloqium on Organic Animal Production will take place in Braga (Northwest Portugal) from... read more



Hungary: Advancing organic agriculture research

(11.04.2011) 

The strategic aim of the project "Advancing Organic Agriculture Research in Hungary," launched in 2011, is to foster research of high scientific caliber in the field of... read more



UK: New Organic Market Report

(05.04.2011) 

According to the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report, Sales of organic products fell 5.9 percent to 1.73 billion British Pounds in 2010 with the rate of... read more



Development of the Swiss Organic Market 1999-2010. Source: Bio Suisse. Graph: FiBL

Switzerland: Organic market continues to grow in 2010

(31.03.2011) 

On March 30, 2011, the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse (www.biosuisse.ch) released the latest figures on the development of the organic sector in the... read more



Magazine Ecology & Farming: Relaunch

(24.03.2011) 

The magazine Ecology & Farming, published by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (www.ifoam.org) was re-launched  in... read more



New Publication: Organic Food Production - A Comprehensive Tool Box to Meet the Sustainability Challenge

(21.03.2011) 

Recently the European Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements has published the dossier "Organic food and farming – a system approach to... read more



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UK: Successful 5th Organic Producers Conference

(03.03.2011) 

The successful 5th Producer Conference of the Organic Research Centre Elm Farm was held on the 17th and 18th January at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel and... read more



TP Organics: Implementation Action Plan now Published

(02.03.2011) 

With its Implementation Action Plan, the Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming Research, TP Organics, completes its trilogy of key documents. In December... read more



BioFach Session "The European Market for Organic Food 2011"

(01.03.2011) 

At the BioFach session "The European Market for Organic Food" experts presented the latest trends in Germany, France, UK and Central Eastern European countries. Some of... read more



Call for Papers: 3rd Scientific Conference "New findings in organic farming research and their possible use for Central and Eastern Europe" in Prague, Czech Republic

(28.02.2011) 

Papers for the 3rd International Scientific Conference "New findings in organic farming research and their possible use for Central and Eastern Europe” can be submitted... read more



Czech Republic: Strong Increase of Organic Agricultural Land also in 2010

(28.02.2011) 

In 2010, the organic agricultural land increased by 12 percent in the Czech Republic. More than ten percent of the agricultural land is organic.  read more



Yearbook on organic agriculture in the Czech Republic 2009

Czech Republic: Yearbook of Organic Agriculture 2009 now published

(28.02.2011) 

The fourth yearbook on organic agriculture in the Czech Republic has now been published by the the Ministry of Agriculture. It was compiled by Bioinstitut.  read more



Organic Grape Area Increases by 27 Percent in 2009

(24.02.2011) 

According to the latest survey on organic agriculture worldwide (data 2009), the total grape area is now at more than 190'000 hectares or 2.6 percent of the global grape... read more



The World of Organic Agriculture: Presentations from the BioFach Session now Available

(23.02.2011) 

At the BioFach Congress 2011 the latest figures on organic agriculture world-wide, on the global market and on the current status of certification and legislations were... read more



The World of Organic Agriculture 2011

(22.02.2011) 

Organic agriculture is practised in 160 countries and 37.2 million hectares of agricultural land are managed organically by 1.8 million farmers. The global sales of... read more



Romania: Organic sector growing

(22.02.2011) 

ACTMedia News Agency, Feburary 20, 2012 read more



Global Organic Area: Continued Growth

(15.02.2011) 

Thirty-seven million hectares of agricultural land worldwide are farmed organically. The countries with the largest area of organic agricultural land are Australia,... read more



Serbia: New report about organic agriculture

(14.02.2011) 

The German GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) has recently released a report about organic farming in Serbia. The summary shown here is taken... read more



New Publication from Organic Monitor: The European Market for Organic Food and Drink

(08.02.2011) 

Recently the second edition of Organic Monitors 'European Market for Organic Food and Drink' was published.  read more



New FiBL Activitiy Report

(31.01.2011) 

In three languages, the new activity report is a fascinating look at the most important projects of FiBL Switzerland, Austria and Germany. This comprehensive... read more



Call for Papers: First International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research

(07.01.2011) 

The First International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research takes place May 18-20, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic. Papers can be submitted by January... read more



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Global Organic Sales Approaching 60 Billion US Dollars

(07.01.2011) 

Organic Monitor has recently released the 3rd edition of the Global Organic Food & Drink market report.  read more



Spain: Domestic Market for Organic Food

(09.12.2010) 

According to a recent government study the organic market in Spain is growing. Export plays a major role.  read more



Call for papers: IFOAM AgroBioMediterraneo Conference on “Organic Agriculture and Agro-Eco tourism in the Mediterranean” in Greece

(23.11.2010) 

Papers for the International Conference "Organic Agriculture and Agro-Eco tourism in the Mediterranean can be submitted until March 31, 2011.  read more



CORE Organic: How to Successfully Communicate the Values of Organic Food

(16.11.2010) 

CORE Organic project Farmer Consumer Partnerships publishes a handbook on how to successfully communicate the values of organic food on Organic Eprints. read more



ICROFS: New Organic Eprints coordinator named

(16.11.2010) 

Ilse A. Rasmussen is new coordinator of Organic Eprints at ICROFS, the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems in Denmark. read more



November 22-23, 2010: Organic Romania – International Meeting in Sibiu

(12.11.2010) 

Organic Romania is a high professional meeting for traders, processors, famers and organisations who work with organic food, non-food and commodities. Focussing on... read more



Third newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project now published

(05.11.2010) 

The third newsletter of the EU-funded project LowInputBreeds informs its readers about recent project activities and results in cattle, sheep, pig and laying hen... read more



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Organic Research Centre’s 2011 Organic Producer Conference: First Announcement and Call for Papers

(22.10.2010) 

The Organic Research Centre’s 2011 Organic Producer Conference will be held from 17-18th January at the Four Pillars Hotel, Cotswold Water Park, near Cirencester, in the... read more



Ireland: More buying organic food

(16.10.2010) 

Organic Food is being purchased by a growing number of Irish shoppers every year, according to new research presented recently by th Irish Food Board, Bord Bia.  read more



Kazakhstan: 3rd International Conference on the Organic Sector Development in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian Countries Successfully Concluded

(15.10.2010) 

During September of this year of international biodiversity, the 3rd International Conference on the organic sector development in Central/Eastern European and Central... read more



Germany: Network for Practical Research in Organic Farming (VÖP) founded

(01.10.2010) 

On September 21, 2010 the Network for Practical Research in Organic Farming (VÖP) was founded by four German organizations: the organic producers organisations Bioland... read more



Survey on Organic Agriculture Worldwide Started

(19.09.2010) 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movemements (IFOAM) have started the next survey on organic... read more



UK: Organic Statistics 2009

(18.09.2010) 

The latest National Statistics produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Defra on the organic farming sector were released on 29 July 2010. ... read more



Looking East Looking West: Organic and Quality Food Marketing in Asia and Europe

(27.08.2010) 

This new publication represents a unique collection of European and Asian perspectives on the production, trade and consumption of high quality food. read more



Organic horticulture: Expanding globally

(24.08.2010) 

From August 22 to 27, 2010, the 28th Congress of the International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) took place in Lisbon, Portugal. Over 3300 participants... read more



Germany: Updated report at the homepage of the Ministry of Agriculture

(31.07.2010) 

An updated report on the current status of organic farming in Germany has recently been published at the homepage of Germany's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer... read more



Italy: Organic Land Grows by Ten Percent in 2009

(30.07.2010) 

The new figures about the Italian organic industry released by SINAB (Italian National Information System on Organic Agriculture www.sinab.it) show a growth of 10... read more



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Common Agricultural Policy: Organic farming can deliver best solutions to meet public demands

(25.07.2010) 

On July 19, 2010, the European Commission opened a two-day conference to debate the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and to discuss the results of the related public... read more



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France: The organic sector continues to grow in 2009

(16.07.2010) 

Recently Agence Bio released the latest (2009) figures on organic agriculture in the country. There has been a major increase in both organic land and domestic sales in... read more



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Germany: Increase in organic area and operators in 2009

(05.07.2010) 

The German Ministry of Agriculture recently released the latest (2009) figures on organic agriculture in the country. read more



European Union: Analysis of the Organic Sector

(01.07.2010) 

In June 2010, the Directorate-General for Agriculture And Rural Development of the European Commission published an analysis of the organic sector in the European... read more



Organic wine: No processing rules in near future in the EU

(17.06.2010) 

On June 16, 2010, the European Commission withdrew its proposal for regulating organic wine making at the EU level. A compromise between the member states and the... read more



The Netherlands: Increase of organic land and of organic sales in 2009

(10.06.2010) 

According to Biologica's Bio monitor 2009, the organic area went up to 51'911 hectares in 2009, an increase of about 1500 hectares compared with 2008. The organic... read more



Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture CTPOA founded

(03.06.2010) 

The Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture CTPOA was founded with the aim of uniting and linking a wide range of people and companies active in the field of... read more



June 30 - July 2, 2010: 10th Bioacademy in Lednice, Czech Republic

(26.05.2010) 

Bioacademy – an already well-established annual event in the agendas of organic producers, researchers, business people, government representatives and NGOs - is having... read more



Spain: Major increase of organic area in 2009

(25.05.2010) 

Recently the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture MARM released the 2009 data for organic agriculture in the country. According to these figures, there are 1.3 million... read more



Austria: Organic market grows by 5 percent in 2009

(15.05.2010) 

In 2009 the turnover with organic food in Austria reached 984 million Euros. The domestic market (i.e. total turnover excluding export and catering) was 867.6 million... read more



European Union: Updated list of inspection bodies and control authorities now available

(10.05.2010) 

The European Commission has recently published an updated list of public authorities and approved private inspection bodies.  read more



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UK: Soil Association publishes Organic Market Report 2010

(26.04.2010) 

The Soil Association has recently published its organic market report for the UK. It predicts a modest market expansion of between 2 percent to 5 percent in the UK... read more



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European Union: New organic logo published

(31.03.2010) 

On March 31, 2010, the new EU organic logo, introduced by Commission Regulation (EU) No 271/2010 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. read more



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Switzerland: Market grows by seven percent in 2009

(24.03.2010) 

Recently, the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse presented the 2009 data on organic agriculture. Whereas the market grew in 2009, the number of organic farms... read more



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Estonia: More than ten percent organic agricultural land in 2009

(23.03.2010) 

Recently a broshure was published about organic farming in Estonia. It informs extensively about the current situation.  read more



October 6-9, 2010: 9th Congress of the Spanish Society of Organic Agriculture, in Lleida, Spain

(17.03.2010) 

The Spanish Society for Organic Farming SEAE will organise its 9th Scientific Congress on organic farming in Lleida, the agricultural capital of... read more



Call for papers: 9th Congress of the Spanish Society for Organic Farming, in Lleida, Spain

(17.03.2010) 

The Spanish Society for Organic Farming SEAE will organise its 9th Scientific Congress on organic farming in Lleida, the agricultural capital of... read more



April 8, 2010: Bio Summit in Prague

(17.03.2010) 

The forthcoming 3rd Bio Summit conference that will take place at the Congress Centre U Hájku in Prague on April 8, 2010, will bring many novelties. More... read more



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New Report from Eurostat

(08.03.2010) 

According to a new report released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, organic farming in the 27 countries of the European Union covered 7.8... read more



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Italy: Tutto Bio 2010

(24.02.2010) 

Tutto Bio 2010, the yearbook of organic farming is available now. Published by Egaf Edizioni, this year's edition has 328 pages and costs 16 euros. In its 16th edition,... read more



Italy: Technology Platform for Organic Farming Founded

(08.02.2010) 

In Italy, a technology platform for organic was founded on January 19, 2010 in Rome, at the premises of the National Research Council CNR. This is reported in the... read more



Germany: Market and production data 2009 published

(14.01.2010) 

The German Federation of the Organic Food Industry BOELW has recently published the latest market and production data for Germany.  read more



EU organic logo: FiBL commentary

(07.01.2010) 

According to Urs Niggli, Director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and member of the jury, the harsh criticism of the organic stakeholders over the... read more



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Austria: Organic apple production to increase in the near future

(13.11.2009) 

According to AMA-Marketing, presently 3 percent of the apples are grown organically in Austria, which is about 4'000 tons. This quantity covers about half the Austrian... read more



Romania: Successful first organic marketing forum

(03.11.2009) 

The first Romanian Organic Forum was successfully held from October 22-23, 2009,  in Bucharest. Around 150 participants attended this two-day conference at the... read more



Conference 'Organic Cooperation and Research in the Mediterranean' in Italy in October

(06.10.2009) 

The Conference 'Organic Cooperation and Research in the Mediterranean' is held by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari MAIB on October 14 and 15, 2009, in Bari.  read more



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Serbia: New GAIN report

(05.10.2009) 

The Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture has recently released an extensive report about the current situation of organic farming... read more



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Proceedings of the conference 'Fostering healthy food systems through organic agriculture'

(24.09.2009) 

In August 2009, the conference "Forstering healthy food systems through organic agriculture - Focus on the North-Baltic Region" took place in Tartu, Estonia.  read more



Ukraine: Domestic market is growing

(21.09.2009) 

Although the organic sector in Ukraine had been exclusively export oriented, since the beginning of 2009 several Ukrainian products are sold on the domestic market.  read more



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Italy: One million hectares of organic land in 2008

(15.09.2009) 

According to the latest data, in Italy more than one million hectares are under organic management (December 31, 2008). However, compared with the previous year, there... read more



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Ireland: New organic advisory group, Forás Orgánach

(06.09.2009) 

Trevor Sargent, the Irish Minister for Food and Horticulture at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, named the members of Forás Orgánach on August 28,... read more



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Germany: Organic food sector grows by 10 percent in 2008

(04.09.2009) 

Total sales in the organic sector in 2008 are stated as 5.85 billion Euros compared with the previous 5.3 billion Euros. read more



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Estonia: Almost ten percent of the agricultural land organic in 2008

(11.08.2009) 

Organic production has grown rapidly in Estonia, one of the reasons being the financial support since 2000. By 2008 organic land (approx. 87'000 hectares) was close to... read more



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Ireland: Review of organic farming scheme to meet government target

(09.08.2009) 

(DAFF) Trevor Sargent, Minister for Food and Horticulture at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, has recently announced a review of the Organic Farming... read more



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Czech Republic: Green marketing releases detailed market data

(29.07.2009) 

According to recent press release of Green Marketing, Czechs bought most of their organic food in retail chains in 2008.  read more



Finland: 19 percent growth of the organic market in 2008

(24.07.2009) 

The market for organic food in Finland experienced slow growth for several years but in 2007 it grew by 10 percent, and the latest figures from Nielsen show that in 2008... read more



Czech Republic: Yearbook on organic farming 2008 now published

(23.07.2009) 

The third yearbook of organic farming in the Czech Republic was recently published by the Czech Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with the Bioinstitut. It contains... read more



Bioacademy 2009: Answers to the challenges of the global crisis

(14.07.2009) 

The 9th European Summer Academy on Organic Farming - Biocademy 2009 - was held on June 24 to 25, 2009, in the premises of the Horticultural Faculty of the Mendel... read more



Austria: Organic land and number of farms: increase in 2008

(10.07.2009) 

In Austria the number of farms and the organic land increased also in 2008. With 13.8 percent of the country's agricultural land, Austria has the highest share of... read more



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Germany: Updated country report at the homepage of the Ministry of Agriculture

(06.07.2009) 

A completely updated report on the current situation of organic farming in Germany is now available at the homepage of the German Ministry of Agriculture BMLEV.  read more



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France: Market and land under organic management increase strongly in 2008

(11.06.2009) 

Sales of organic food in France jumped 25 percent last year and more than 60 percent in three years to reach 2.6 billion Euros, according to Agence Bio, the French... read more



Development of organic land and farms in Spain 1991-2008. Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Madrid, 2009. Graph: FiBL, Frick

Spain: Organic land increases by 33 percent in 2008

(04.05.2009) 

For Spain a major growth of organic land is reported for 2008. According to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture there are more than 1.3 million hectares of organic land.  read more



Denmark: 10 percent increase of organic land in 2008

(25.04.2009) 

In Denmark the organically managed land went up by 10 percent during 2008. Currently more than 160'000 hectares or six percent of the country's agricultural land are... read more



Italy: Market grows by more than five percent in 2008

(25.04.2009) 

Italy's organic market continues to grow. In 2008, the Italians spent 5.4 percent more on organic products compared to the previous year. The growth, which must partly... read more



EU environment-related indicators 2009 published

(23.04.2009) 

The recently published leaflet 'EU environment related indicators 2009' presents 10 environment-related indicators that highlight environmental trends, including... read more



Development of the organic land and farms in the Czech Republic 1991-2008. Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Prague. Graph: FiBL

Czech organic market: 40 percent growth in 2008

(16.04.2009) 

The turnover with organic food in the Czech Republic grew by 40 percent in 2008 and reached 1.8 billion Czech Crowns or 68 million Euros. Czech consumers thus spent more... read more



UK: Organic market report released

(08.04.2009) 

The 2009 market report for the UK has now been released by the Soil Association, showing that UK sales of organic products increased overall by 1.7% in 2008 to over £2.1... read more



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Austria: Organic market increases by more than 6 percent in 2008

(07.04.2009) 

In Austria, the turnover with organic food increased by more than six percent in 2008, according to FiBL, Agricultura and Bio Austria.  read more



June 24-26, 2009: Scientific Conference in the frame of the Bioacademy in Lednice, Czech Republic

(01.04.2009) 

The 9th Bioacademy, titled 'Organic Farming - A Response to Economic and Environmental Challenges' will be held on 24th – 26th June 2009, in Lednice, Czech Republic.... read more



Switzerland: Strong growth of organics in 2008

(26.03.2009) 

On March 24, 2009, the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse presented the latest figures on organic farming in Switzerland (end 2008). According to these... read more



Bulgaria: Organic product market develops ahead of production

(22.03.2009) 

For almost 10 years Bulgarian and foreign organic products have been offered on the Bulgarian market. The turnover with organic products in Bulgaria is estimated at 4... read more



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September 16-19, 2009: SEAE Technical Conference on organic production in Mediterranean Basin

(06.03.2009) 

The next technical conference of the Spanish Society of Organic Agriculture SEAE will take place in Mallorca, Spain, from September 16-19, 2009. Papers can be submitted... read more



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Germany: Latest figures released

(25.02.2009) 

According to the German Federation of the Organic Food Industry BOELW, the organic area increased to more than 900'000 hectares in 2008. This constitutes an... read more



Denmark: New Report about the Organic Sector

(04.12.2008) 

In May 2007, the Danish Ministry of Food asked the Intermational Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems ICROFS to carry out a "knowledge synthesis", a fact finding... read more



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European Market: Specialised Organic Retail report 2008

(01.12.2008) 

An international team of organic market specialists profiles the booming organic markets in 27 countries. The new report shows the underlying forces, the protagonists... read more



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Italy: Current sector overview from Global Agriculture Information Network GAIN Of USDA

(30.09.2008) 

In August 2008 a report on organic agriculture in italy was published by the Global Agriculture Information Network GAIN of the United States Department of Agriculture... read more



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Mediterranean countries: New publication on organic farming policy

(20.06.2008) 

At the occasion of the 16th Organic World Congress of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, the Mediterranean Organic Agriculture Network MOAN... read more



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16th IFOAM Organic World Congress sucessfully concluded

(16.06.2008) 

From June 16 to 20, 2008, the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress, including pre-conferences, took place in Modena, Italy. The Congress had more than 1'700 participants. read more



Belgium: Growth in 2007

(09.06.2008) 

Organic farming in Belgium has continued to grow substantially in 2007. The organic area increased from almost 29'000 ha to more than 33'000 ha, constituting an increase... read more



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OrganicXseeds is now the official database in Bulgaria

(09.06.2008) 

According to the EU Regulation on organic farming, European Union Member States must ensure that a database is established in which organic seed and seed potatoes can be... read more



Switzerland: Internet platform for organic farmers now online in German and French

(07.06.2008) 

www.bioaktuell.ch, the recently launched platform with technical information for Swiss organic farmers, is now also available in French.  read more



Ireland: Organic Action Plan

(27.05.2008) 

On April 30, 2008, an organic action plan was launched in Ireland. Speaking at the launch Minister Sargent said that he was committed to achieving the very necessary... read more



Austria: New Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming

(28.04.2008) 

The organically managed area continues to grow in Austria but the current demand for organic products cannot be met. Therefore a new action plan for organic food and... read more



Ukraine: International Conference on the organic sector development in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian countries’ successfully concluded

(12.04.2008) 

From April 10 to 12, 2008, 228 participants from 25 countries came together for the ‘International Conference on the organic sector development in Central/Eastern... read more



Czech Republic: Yearbook 2007 on organic farming shows continued growth

(18.03.2008) 

The 2007 yearbook on organic farming in the Czech Republic has now been published by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with Bioinstitut.... read more