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Slides from the session European organic market at the BIOFACH Congress

 

The session on the European organic market took place on on February 14, 2018 at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany. The slides are of the presentations now available at Organic Eprints at orgprints.org/32712.

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Slides from the session "The World of Organic Agriculture" at BIOFACH 2018 now available

 

The session on global organic farming and market trends took place on February 14, 2018 at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany. The slides are available at orgprints.org/32677/.

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European organic market: latest data at BIOFACH 2018

 

The session on the European organic market will take place place from 5 to 5.45 on February 14, 2018, in Room Kiew (NCC East) at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany.

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The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2018

 

The session on global organic farming and market trends will take place place from 4 pm to 4.45 pm, on February 14, 2018 at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany.

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Statistical report 2015 for Europe and the European Union

 

In "The World of Organic Agriculture" a dedicated chapter on "Organic Farming and Market Development in Europe and the European Union" was published by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in collaboration with the the Agriculture...

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Q&A: Do you have data on organic viticulture?

 

Data can found here: orgprints.org/31416/ and in our yearbook on page 118.

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Report from Science Day 2017 at BIOFACH

 

On February 17, 2017, the fifth Science Day took place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in Nuremberg, Germany. It was a joint event of TIPI, the Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM and TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for...

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Austria: Organic retail sales data for 2014 and 2015 now available

 

At the Biofach trade fair in February 2017, new market data for Austria were published. Furthermore area data and producers numbers for 2016 were recently released by the ministry of agriculture.

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Now updated: Maps on the status of organic farming in the countries of Europe

 

An interactive map on organic in Europe was created by IFOAM EU (www.ifoam-eu.org) using data compiled by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and the Agricultureal Market Information Company. Click on a country for data. The original map is...

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What was the growth rate for global organic retail sales in 2015?

 

I have a question I hope you could help me with. In the chapter The Global Market for Organic Food and Drink in the 2017 edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture", it says that the global sales expanded by 10 percent to 81, 6 bill. in 2015 US...

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FiBL at BIOFACH 2017 - Media kit now online

 

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 presentation of the latest statistics on organic farming worldwide

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

 
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Another record year for organic agriculture worldwide - 50.9 million hectares of organic agricultural land – organic market grows to more than 80 billion US Dollars

 

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH world organic trade fair 2017 in Nuremberg. The statistical yearbook "The...

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FiBL at BIOFACH 2017 – Science Day and current numbers

 

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 be discussed, researchers of FiBL will once again represent their institute. One...

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European Union: Eurostat releases 2015 data on organic areas and producers - Organic crop area on the rise

 

With more than 11 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2015, organic farming made up 6.2% of the European Union's (EU) total utilised agricultural area (UAA), according to Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European...

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

 

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 European funded project OK-Net Arable; FiBL is a partner in this project.

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IFOAM EU publishes new guide on Organic Action Plans

 

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 policy-making in different European countries and at EU level.

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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

 

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 previous year’s record level and far outstripping the overall food market’s...

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

 

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 useful to have areas of peas, beans, lupins etc.

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

 

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 would appreciate if you could send us any available information you may have.

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Norway: A new start for NORSØK

 

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.

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Austria: Lateest on organic farming in 2015 released

 

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 (BMLUF).

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

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

 
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Slide presentations on organic agriculture worldwide and in Europe

 

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 data, key results on crop and on regional data are presented.

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European organic market continued to grow in 2014

 

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

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Growth continues: 43.7 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide

 

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 fair 2016 in Nuremberg. The statistics yearbook “The World of Organic Agriculture”...

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

 

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

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Interactive data table on key indicators now online

 

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 indicators and crops).

For the countries analysed in the OrganicDataNetwork project...

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

 

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

More information is available at the conference website www.icoas2015.org.

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Organic agriculture and organic markets in Europe - 2013 update

 

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

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OrganicDataNetwork successfully concluded

 

The European project "Data network for better European organic market information" (OrganicDataNetwork) has now reached its end. The major outcomes are summarized in the Synthesis report and a set of recommendations have been established. Another...

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Slides on organic agriculture world-wide

 

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 on crop and on regional data are presented.The following three collections area...

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TP Organics: Priority topics for Horizon 2020: new version

 

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 2016/2017. Horizon 2020 is the new research framework programme of the European Union.

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

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Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Organic Food and Farming

 

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 Agenda at the BIOFACH Science Day. This document describes the research and...

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

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

 

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, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany.

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Priority topics for Horizon 2020: Work Programme 2016/2017

 

In December 2014, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming Research published priority topics for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016/2017. Horizon 2020 is the current research framework programme of the European...

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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.

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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 of the 3-year EU-funded project OrganicDataNetwork took place in mid-October in...

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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.

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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% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops.

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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 University has written a detailed report about the organic situation in his country. ...

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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 DataNetwork Project in November and December 2013.

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OrganicDataNetwork presents results

 

Press release of the OrganicDataNetwork project

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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 and its implementing rules. The Commission also approved a new EU organic action...

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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.

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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.

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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 research & innovation in agriculture. It contains several elements that are...

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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 on organic foods.

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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 of relevant sessions below.

  • February 12, 2014: Organic Sector Development in...
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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 registration form.

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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, publishers and users. Project coordinator Raffaele Zanoli sums up the project's...

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

 

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 support of Eurostat and the OrganicDataNetwork project.

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15th Survey on organic agriculture worldwide has started

 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, in collaboration with the and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) has now started the 15th survey on organic agriculture world-wide in September and it is almost...

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OrganicDataNetwork: Publications at Organic Eprints

 

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

http://orgprints.org/view/projects/eu-OrganicDataNetwork.html

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

 

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 Organic informs about recent developments.

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Russian organic market continues to grow

 

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 reached 148 million US dollars, which is 7.8 percent growth compared to 2011. The...

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Eurostat database with new URL

 

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

Recently Eurostat has restructred its data tables, and all Eurostat data tables are now available in a neatly...

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

 

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

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OrganicDataNetwork.net: Presentations

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

 

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 of Organic Agriculture 2013".

The table contains producer data and the area of...

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

 

On February 13, 2013, the session "The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends" was held at the BioFach Congress 2013. Speakers were Markus Arbenz o the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Beate...

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

 

Sales now top US$ 60 billion for the first time

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

 

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 will find a continuously updated pin board agenda at the congress info desk on the...

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Consultation for the review of the European policy on organic agriculture

 

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 citizens, organisations and public authorities who are concerned by a review of...

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

 

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 online.

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

 

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, 2013, from 2 to 2.45 pm, room St. Ptersburg.

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14th Survey on organic agriculture worldwide almost completed

 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) started the 14th survey on organic agriculture world-wide in September and it is almost completed. The data collection is...

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

 

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. On Monday, October 26, the outcomes can be watched on www.livestream.com/ifoam.

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First OrganicDataNetwork Newsletter

 

The first Newsletter of the OrganicDataNetwork project is now available at the project website. The project "Data network for better European organic market information" (OrganicDataNetwork) aims to increase the transparency of the European organic...

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France: Organic area and market continue to grow strongly

 

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).

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

 

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 data so that an organic market information system can be optimised. The survey is...

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

 

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 and efficient management of phosphorous and the use of secondary fertilizers within...

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IFOAM at the Rio+20 Conference

 

Twenty years on from the original Earth Summit, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is present in Rio with a comprehensive and integrated advocacy program aimed at positioning organic agriculture and the global...

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

 

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

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First organic sector study for Albania now published

 

Albania’s organic sector is still nascent, but is developing most dynamically. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, working with local partners, has compiled the facts and figures in a study presenting the sector’s drivers and...

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Launch of OrganicDataNetwork project

 

Press release of the European project OrganicDataNetwork

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OrganicDataNetwork: First project meeting

 

Report about the first meeting of the European OrganicDataNetwork project

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Dynamic data table: Update

 

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 to include the 2010 data.

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Serbia: Organic agriculture 2012 at a glance

 

The National Association Serbia Organica has published, together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Economic Development Program ACCESS an industry study. A first, similar study, was published in 2011.

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

 

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 sold as organic in either region. This partnership between the two largest...

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Organic agriculture worldwide: Market growing, agricultural land remains steady

 

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

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Trial for reduced tillage

Integrating reduced tillage and green manures in organic cropping systems

 

Media Release of the TILMAN-ORG Project

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European Research in the focus: First seminar of CORE Organic

 

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 the European Commission.

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Should the EU ecolabel be extended to the food sector?

 

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.

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Fifth newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project

 

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

The thematic article in this issue by Ferry Leenstra and Veronika Maurer explains the difference...

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

 

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

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

 

On October 18, 2011, the seminar "Agriculture in Times of Climate Change – Organic Farming Approaches to Face the Challenge" took place in Brussels, organized by the European Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (www...

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17th IFOAM World Congress - A Big Success

 

The 17th Organic World Congress (OWC) of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), held in Gyeonggi Paldang, South Korea from September 26 to October 1, attracted close to 2000 participants from 76 countries.

The...

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

 

On October 12, 2011, the European Commission unveiled its proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014–2020. The lacks ambition where substantial commitments are needed to shape future farming to ensure the delivery of tasty food and a...

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October 14, 2011: Conference Organic Food Processing in Poland

 

Organized by the European Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM EU Group), the conference "Organic food processing - improving quality and environmental performance" is held on October 14, 2011 during the...

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Young Organics Founded - A New Global Action Network

 

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 NGO Conference in Bonn, on September 4th 2011 highlights the first actions of...

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13th Survey on organic agriculture worldwide started

 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) have started the next survey on organic agriculture world-wide. The data collection is supported by the Swiss State...

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CORE Organic II: Eleven projects selected

 

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 consortium selected eleven projects for funding at a meeting 11-12 May 2011.

CORE...

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Organic Eprints is Expanding

 

Organic Eprints, the open access archive for publications on organic research,  is expanding: The number of country editors has increased from 11 to 22. Country editors are responsible for the quality checks of the eprints from their countries, and...

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Organic Farm Management Handbook Published

 

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

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Congress "Organic Farming as Opportunity for European Agriculture" in May 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 briefed by the Hungarian representative about the congress "Organic farming as...

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Estonia: Organic area continues to grow

 

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 facts and figures about the organic sector in the country.

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European Union and Canada: Agreement on equivalency in organic products

 

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

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Successfully exporting organic products to Europe

 

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 this reason, the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) and the Research...

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E. Coli – A Problem Not Specific to Sustainable Agriculture

 

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

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EHEC – A Problem not Specific to Organic Farming

 

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 document FiBL, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, presents a summary of...

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

 

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 of a new strain of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) a definite source has...

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Slides on Organic Agriculture Worldwide

 

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 available in PDF format.

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

 

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 full papers can be downloaded via the Organic Eprints archive.

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Fourth newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project

 

The fourth newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project reports on the successful first project symposium which took place in March in Wageningen, the Netherlands, focussing on ethical issues in animal breeding.

Furthermore the newsletter contains an...

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Magazine Ecology & Farming: Relaunch

 

The magazine Ecology & Farming, published by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (www.ifoam.org) was re-launched  in February 2011 as a print magazine.

Thanks to Peter Brul, the new Editor-in-chief who invests time and...

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

 

Recently the European Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements has published the dossier "Organic food and farming – a system approach to meet the sustainability challenge". It delivers scientific data that underpin the...

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Organic Grape Area Increases by 27 Percent in 2009

 

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 area (7.4 million hectares).

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

 

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 presented.

The PDFs of the presentations are now available online.

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The World of Organic Agriculture 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 organic food and drink reached 54.9 billion US dollars in 2009.

These and many more...

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Global Organic Area: Continued Growth

 

Thirty-seven million hectares of agricultural land worldwide are farmed organically. The countries with the largest area of organic agricultural land are Australia, Argentina and the USA. Organic land area increased by two million hectares, or six...

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

 

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

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

 

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 23, 2011.

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Global Organic Sales Approaching 60 Billion US Dollars

 

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

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

 

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

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ICROFS: New Organic Eprints coordinator named

 

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

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Third newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project now published

 

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 production systems.

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

 

During September of this year of international biodiversity, the 3rd International Conference on the organic sector development in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian countries took place and focussed on the relationship between organic...

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Survey on Organic Agriculture Worldwide Started

 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movemements (IFOAM) have started the next survey on organic agriculture world-wide. The data collection is supported by the Swiss State...

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

 

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 consultation. These results clearly show that the public gives high priority to...

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

 

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 Commission could not be achieved. In a recent press release the IFOAM EU Group...

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