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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



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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



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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