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Coronavirus – Present situation at FiBL

Despite the challenging conditions caused by the corona crisis, we continue to work at FiBL. Most of...


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How to deal with unauthorised pesticide substances in the organic value chain?

Dealing with findings of unauthorised pesticides along the organic value chain is a major challenge...


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organicXseeds now also available in Denmark

The database organicXseeds is now online for Denmark.


Article on local dairy breed comparison named article of the month

A recent study comparing local and Holstein dairy breeds under organic production conditions...


Connecting science, society and policy around soils: join FiBL at the upcoming Eurosoil 2020 conference

The conference Eurosoil, which will be held on August 24-28 in Geneva, Switzerland, will have four...


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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...


Manual for organic action plans

In the framework of the Interreg Project SME Organics, FiBL, IFOAM EU and ORC Elm Farm published in...


How can sustainable farming practices be incentivised?

New report highlights the role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Eco-schemes


FiBL at Biofach 2020

At this year's Biofach, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food held every year in...


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Launch of new project BIOFRUITNET

At the kick-off meeting held from 16 to 17 December 2019 in Hamburg, the project BIOFRUITNET was...


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Awards for FiBL projects on soil fertility and reduced tillage

Two projects coordinated by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) received the best...


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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...


The new FiBL website is online

The FiBL website received a new look. In terms of websites, technology has changed a lot since the...


Summer School on agrobiodiversity for locally adapted and resilient food systems

FiBL together with ZHAW - Universities of Applied Sciences Zurich, (Switzerland), University of...


Results of the European Rural Innovation Contest (EURIC) are announced

In January 2019 the Horizon 2020 project 'LIAISON' launched a Europe-wide contest with the aim of...


New report finds continued growth for sustainability standards

The fourth edition of 'The State of Sustainable Markets' report offers new data on...


Honorary Professorship of the China Agricultural University for Urs Niggli

The Director of FiBL, Urs Niggli, was awarded an honorary professorship during a two-day science...


Start of a new project in the Philippines

In September, FiBL kicked off a new project in Cotabato, the Philippines. The project "Going...


Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture: first Conference on Crop Diversification

The first European Conference on Crop Diversification will take place from the 18th to the 21st of...


Field visit about intercropping with grain legumes attracts attention

About 50 farmers, advisors, scientists and stakeholders from the value chain came to the FiBL field...


Towards improved sustainability of palm oil – FiBL publishes assessment report

Over the last 15 years, global palm oil production has more than doubled. Yet, as the fast expansion...


20th Organic World Congress: Call for Contributions

The next Organic World will take place from 23 - 25 September 2020. The call for papers is now open,...


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Second annual meeting of the ReMIX project held in Pamplona

The second annual meeting of the European research project "ReMIX" (Redesigning European cropping...


Symposium on participatory research held in Zurich

The "2nd Symposium on Participatory Research to foster Innovation in Agriculture" is taking place in...


Silage can help improve health of fattening pigs

Fattening pigs are often fed with highly ground feed and housed in an environment without straw....


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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,...


New Organic Armenia Agricultural Association established

In the framework of the Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI), FiBL supported the creation...


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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...


Organic farming mitigates climate change

Long-term organically farmed soils emit 40 percent less greenhouse gases per hectare than...


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New publication on organic animal farming with FiBL input

A new book with contributions from several FiBL authors explores how organic animal production can...


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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,...


Rural Innovation Competition within the European project LIAISON

As part of the European LIAISON project, in which FiBL is a partner, a rural innovation competition...


Towards improved food security in mountain areas with nutrition-sensitive agriculture

Insights from the project Nutrition in Mountain Agro-ecosystems were published in the latest issue...


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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...


Sharing knowledge and tools for organic farming - Organic Farm Knowledge platform has new design and content

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform hosts a wide range of practical knowledge and tools for organic...


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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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Research and development in and for the field

The new Activity Report 2018 provides insights into FiBL projects.


New publication on organic crop cultivation with FiBL input

Organic crop cultivation needs to improve yields if it is to expand its share of agricultural...


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Handbook for organic pig producers now available in Dutch

The Dutch handbook on improving health and welfare of pigs summarizes the expertise of farmers,...


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FiBL at BIOFACH 2019

At this year's BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food held every year in...


International Conference on Organic Agricultural Sciences ICOAS successfully held for the first time in Austria

For the first time the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS) was held...


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ICOAS – destinations for field trips now online

The programme for the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS), held 7-9...


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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,...