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New project on organic sector development in Ukraine

FiBL is implementing organic sector development activities in Ukraine.


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Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMÜ) honours Swiss agricultural scientist Urs Niggli

(Frick, November 16, 2012) The University of Life Sciences (EMÜ) in Tartu, Estonia, is a leading...


Stanford study: FiBL Austria responds

The publication of a new meta-analysis by researchers at Stanford University (Smith-Spangler et al....


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Cherry fruit fly management: Promising alternatives reviewed

Researchers from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Swiss University of...


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OrganicDataNetwork: Second project meeting

Twenty-eight participants attended the second meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork project on October 4...


Successful presentation of the Organic Agricultural Policy for Saudi Arabia.

Organic agricultural policy for Saudi Arabia

In October 2012 the first agricultural policy strategy designed to achieve sustainable organic...


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New book: Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods

Recently the book "Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods", edited by Niels Halberg,...


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Organic farming enhances soil carbon

“Organic agriculture provides environmental benefits through the sequestration of atmospheric carbon...


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Organic agriculture in Saudi Arabia: Sector study

This first organic sector study for Saudi Arabia offers an overview of a young but steadily growing...


FiBL Shop has a new look

After almost a year of development work the new FiBL Shop has now gone online. The FiBL Shop offers...


FiBL contributes to success of Second International Organic Animal Husbandry Conference

Knowledge exchanged at global gathering


Why do we need a new Organic Research Network

In June 2012, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Research...


Otto Stich in conversation with FiBL Director Urs Niggli.

Otto Stich: political realist and committed visionary

On 13 September 2012, Otto Stich passed away. He was a member of the Swiss Federal Council for 12...


Turkish exporters exchange with European importers on organic product quality assurance

The recent Importer-Exporter Platform held in Izmir, Turkey, adopted a quality declaration that...


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Thailand: Organic farming surges ahead thanks to partnership with FiBL

After the political turmoil, the development of organic agriculture in Thailand is now gaining...


DOK trial: Sensory, yield and quality differences by production system

Organic, biodynamic and conventional wheat compared

 


Apple thinning with potassium bicarbonate

New environmentally friendly method available


New publication: The Bio-Economy Concept: Public goods and the farmer's perspective need attention

Through the long and on-going global economic crisis, the European Union (EU) is seeking to...


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Organic Market Development in Ukraine

On June 26, an official launch of the Swiss project “Organic Market Development in Ukraine” took...


Rio+20 COMMENTARY: From side event to side event

In his second blog entry on Rio+20 Urs Niggli reports about the current negotiation text.


Rio+20 COMMENTARY: The impotence of science

In his blog Urs Niggli reports about the developments at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.


FiBL and IFOAM announce Global Organic Research Network

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the International Federation of Organic...


Research and knowledge transfer between Switzerland and Slovenia

The Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has allocated a fund  to support civil...


Support of organic farming: need for a comprehensive development strategy

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


FiBL expands aquaculture research

Aquaculture – the breeding and production of fish and mussels as well as aquatic snails and plants –...


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Updating the knowledge base on organic food quality and processing

Research project surveys the current state of knowledge on all aspects of organic food quality and...


First organic sector study for Albania now published

Albania’s organic sector is still nascent, but is developing most dynamically. FiBL, working with...


Successful workshop on e-learning tools for universities in South East Europe

The first workshop of the SCOPES project "Advancing training and teaching of organic agriculture in...


Gently handling young calves makes tender meat

Researchers at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland have shown that...


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Less concentrate feeding can be done!

For ethical and environmental reasons organic farmers are already limiting concentrate feeding to a...


Second World Conference on Organic Beekeeping: a week for the bees, the environment, and society

The Second World Conference on Organic Beekeeping was carried out from March 19 to 25, 2012 in San...


First Conference of the the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi)

Over 400 participants attended the first conference of the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic...


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FiBL takes Swiss Sustainability Prize

 

On 13 April, at the NATUR Gala, the Swiss sustainability festival, the renowned Prix NATURE...


New study on no-till agriculture and its contribution to climate change mitigation and sustainability

FiBL authors recently completed a study that examined the state of research on climate impacts of...


Organic sector development in Central and Eastern Europe: Video

Thomas Alföldi of FiBL produced a video of the session "Organic Sector Development in Central and...


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African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Knowledge shall help make farmers more fit for business

Switzerland’s Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) today presents its African Organic...


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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...


German-Turkish Cooperation Project Organic Agriculture: Presentation at the BioFach Conngress

On February 16, 2012, the German-Turkish Cooperation Project Organic Agriculture, will be presented...


Cover study “Organic Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation”

New report on the climate mitigation potential of organic agriculture

At the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, stakeholders along...


Final Congress of the Carbon Credits for Sustainable Land Use Systems (CaLas) project

Soil carbon sequestration and nitrous oxide emissions from farmland are two important indicators of...


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Comparative analysis of organic and non organic agricultural holdings in Luxembourg

A Luxembourg study investigated environmental and economic parameters on organic and non-organic...


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Research & development focus on soya bean processing

The interdisciplinary soya bean research project began its work a year ago. The research team is...


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Integrating reduced tillage and green manures in organic cropping - New European research project has started

Recently the new European project “Reduced tillage and green manures for sustainable cropping...