Home » Home/ News » News archive

News archive

Sustainable Society Index: Level of sustainability in 151 countries


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

Logo OrganicDataNetwork

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Growth chart

Lithuania: New country report


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

Info graph

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


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


New organic market reports from Germany and the UK


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


UK: Results of the producer survey now online


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


Press release of the OrganicDataNetwork project  read more

Pie Chart

Germany: New study on imports of organic products


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

graph: Turnover of organic foods in retail shops

Danes buy more organic food


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


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


Swiss organic market continues to grow in 2013


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


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


UK should look to Switzerland in battle to save organic production


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

Cover "Chiffres Cles", edition 2013

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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


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


 read more

OrganicDataNetwork statement on data collection and EU regulation


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


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