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Current press releases

European Input List for organic production launched at BIOFACH 2018


As the European organic farming sector is quickly developing, an increasing number of inputs for organic agriculture are offered on the European market. Unlike organic... read more

European organic market grew by double digits and organic area reached 13.5 million hectares in 2016


The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2016, it increased by 11.4 % and nearly reached 33.5 billion euros. Almost all of the major markets enjoyed... read more

A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. 57.8 million hectares of organic agricultural land – the organic market grows to almost 90 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... read more

Import rules for organic products: Great interest in new internet offer


Navigating through the ever-changing import rules has become easier thanks to the website organicexport.info. It was launched last year by the Research Institute of... read more

Soil microbes replace fertiliser


Beneficial soil microbes can significantly increase crop yields while reducing the amount of fertiliser. This is shown in a global meta-study by the Research Institute... read more

New study shows that organic farming can contribute to the world food supply


A worldwide conversion to organic farming can contribute to a comprehensive and sustainable food system, if combined with further measures. Thus, it is important to... read more

12th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting held in Basel


Producers of biocontrol products did not always have a common meeting place. This changed in 2006, when the innovative idea to hold a congress for biocontrol products... read more

Fraud prevention through verifying organic farming practices


Transparency is crucial for the organic markets and exports from Ukraine. More transparency could be achieved through verifying good organic farming practices, shorter... read more

More microbes in organic soil


Soils in organic farming contain on average 59 percent more biomass from microorganisms, which are up to 84 percent more active compared to those in conventional... read more

Are you an exporter of organic products? A new website informs you on current requirements


Navigating through the ever-changing import rules is now easier thanks to a new website: OrganicExportInfo. It allows exporters of organic products to find the current... read more