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organicXseeds now also available in Denmark

The database organicXseeds is now online for Denmark.


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European organic market grew to 40.7 billion euros in 2018

The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2018, it increased by almost 8 percent and...


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Global organic area continues to grow – Over 71.5 million hectares of farmland are organic

The latest data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic...


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German input list 2020 available

Just in time for BIOFACH: New edition of the Input list for organic agriculture in Germany is now...


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New Directorate of FiBL Switzerland

The Foundation Council of FiBL Switzerland has elected the new directorate: Knut Schmidtke, Marc...


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Organic orange producers defend against the yellow dragon

Worldwide, orange production is threatened by a bacterium that causes the plant disease...


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Research award for the comparison of cultivation systems in Bolivia, India and Kenya

A long-term experiment run by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Bolivia, India...


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Organic farming drives sustainability in global agriculture

Organic farming is an important role model for changing the current agriculture and food system,...


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Study: Smallholder farmers in groups with various advantages – Significance, opportunities and challenges of group certification

About 80 % of the world’s organic producers are smallholders in low- and middle-income countries....


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Product submissions for the Input list 2020 now possible

Since Monday, March 25th 2019, producers and distributors of inputs can register their products for...


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The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence from comparative research

Comparative research shows that organic agriculture has great potential to improve economic,...


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Towards improved sustainability of palm oil – Can organic certification boost positive environmental and social impact of palm oil?

Palm oil production has more than doubled over the past ten years. Today, palm oil is the most used...


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European organic market grew to more than 37 billion euros in 2017

The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2017, it increased by almost 11 percent and...


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Global organic area reaches another all-time high – Nearly 70 million hectares of farmland are organic

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of...


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New report finds voluntary sustainability standards on the rise

The State of Sustainable Markets 2018 points to the need for producers, processors, brands,...


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Organic research – New insights for young and old alike

Big turnout at Frick: There is much interest in the scientific and practical work conducted by the...


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Organic market and sector development – a decade of successful cooperation between Ukraine and Switzerland

The Swiss-Ukrainian project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine", funded by the State Secretariat...


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New round for the FiBL-Input list 2019

Trade products can now be registered for the "Input list for organic agriculture in Germany 2019".


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Agroforestry can safeguard the future of chocolate

We love to enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate. However, the cocoa trees are in dire need: They are...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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Soil microbes replace fertiliser

Beneficial soil microbes can significantly increase crop yields while reducing the amount of...


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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...


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12th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting held in Basel

Producers of biocontrol products did not always have a common meeting place. This changed in 2006,...


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Fraud prevention through verifying organic farming practices

Transparency is crucial for the organic markets and exports from Ukraine. More transparency could be...


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More microbes in organic soil

Soils in organic farming contain on average 59 percent more biomass from microorganisms, which are...


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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:...


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FiBL Europe celebrates its opening

Today, the leading research institute in organic agriculture, FiBL, inaugurated its new office in...


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Voluntary Sustainability Standards: Growth continues

The latest market data on key Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) is presented in "The State of...


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Tillage without using a plough: beneficial for soil and climate

Ploughless tillage can reduce soil erosion and contribute to protecting the climate. Two recent...


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New round for the FiBL organic input list 2018

Trade products can now be registered for the "Input list for organic agriculture in Germany 2018”.


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Cacao agroforestry systems increase farmers’ income

A long-term study in Bolivia comparing different cacao production systems shows that in addition to...


Representatives of the organic movement in a group picture in the Ukrainian Pavilion.
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Ukraine receives considerable attention at BIOFACH 2017

Seventeen Ukrainian companies participated as exhibitors at the BIOFACH Fair 2017 in Nuremberg,...


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

The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2015, it increased by 13% and nearly reached 30...


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FiBL at BIOFACH 2017: Media kit

At the BIOFACH Congress, where a wide range of topics will be discussed, researchers of FiBL will...


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Organic Chinese medicinal plants for Europe

A new cooperation platform aims at promoting organic cultivation of Chinese medicinal herbs in...


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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...


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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...


Close-up of several large maize plants on a field with red soil and an irrigation hose. A sign in the ground displays the following details: "Treatment: Organic High; Crop: Maize (H513); Inputs: 96KG N/ha, 55Kg P/ha; Planting date: 12/4/2016."
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Organic farming in sub-Saharan Africa is productive, economically viable and resource-conserving

A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming...


Wenbing Geng, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China and Director of FiBL, Prof. Urs Niggli
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FiBL intensifies cooperation with China – Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland visits FiBL

On 23 June 2016, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland visited the...


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Organic equals conventional agriculture in the tropics

A long-term study by the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Kenya has shown...


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Open Day at FiBL – Finding intelligent solutions for organic farming

On 26 June 2016, around 5000 people were invited to gain an insight into the work of the Research...


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Clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat

A team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that both organic milk and meat contain...


Members of FiBL and Skal at BiOFACH.
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Cooperation for Dutch list of inputs

FiBL and Skal sign cooperation agreement for assessment of inputs for Dutch organic farming.


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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...


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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...


FiBL's stand at Biofach.
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FiBL at BIOFACH 2016 – Numbers, soy and Science Day

Another strong presence of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at BIOFACH in...


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Strategic partnership for customized sustainability assessments in the food sector

Tailored sustainability solutions from a single source - a new offer for customers in the...