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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...


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European Union project to boost legume crops launched

More than thirty science and business leaders met in Vienna this week to launch Legumes Translated,...


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,...


ICOAS – Preliminary programme now online

The preliminary programme for the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences...


The new Ukrainian Organic Law will provide a conducive business environment for the development of the organic sector in Ukraine

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


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Perennial flower strips - an effective measure against pests in fruit production

Pests can lead to yield losses and quality losses in organic fruit production. The pesticides...


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Film: Alternating grazing to control parasites in young cattle

Within the CORE Organic project MIX-ENABLE, FiBL member Steffen Werne and his team are testing more...


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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...


Horizon 2020 project "RELACS": New website is online

Even in organic farming, controversial inputs are used. For example, plant protection agents...


New on OrganicExport.info: Requirements for organic imports for China, Japan and Brazil

The website www.organicexport.info informs about the import regulations of important and emerging...


ProYoungStock – new research project on sustainable calf rearing

In spring 2018, eight European organisations started a three-year research project on sustainable...


The ruling by the European Court of Justice on gene-editing: an initial assessment by FiBL

On 25 July, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its ruling in the matter of an action...


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First annual meeting of the European project ReMIX held in France

The ReMIX project, funded with 5 million € by the European Union in the framework of the Horizon...


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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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FiBL at The Organic Farmer's Fair at GreenTech Amsterdam 2018

Representatives from FiBL Europe, FiBL Germany, FiBL Switzerland and ÖMKi proudly represented FiBL...


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Optimising vegetable crops for organic farming: Launch of 4-year EU research project BRESOV

The recently started European project BRESOV ("Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable...


FiBL and Korean Agency collaborate on promoting Smart Farming for organic agriculture

EPIS, the Korean Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture,...


FiBL at the Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference 2018

The Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference takes place on 29 June in Bern. Topics of the...


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FiBL at The Organic Farmers Fair (TOFF) at GreenTech Amsterdam 2018

From 12-14 June 2018, the third GreenTech Amsterdam will be held at RAI Amsterdam. The fair puts a...


ICOAS – Registration now open

The registration period for the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences...


Poster submission for the XVe European Society for Agronomy Congress (ESA)

The XVe European Society for Agronomy Congress (ESA) will be held in Geneva from 27 to 31 August,...


Call for abstracts: DIVERSIFOOD Final Congress "Cultivating diversity and food quality"

The final DIVERSIFOOD Congress "Cultivating diversity and food quality" will be held at the Congress...


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MIX-ENABLE - new research project about sustainable livestock farming

Under the name MIX-ENABLE ten partner organisations from all over Europe and the Research Institute...


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Technical guide: Combining the best methods for successful control

As part of the OK-Net Arable project, FiBL and the Organic Research Centre ORC have produced a...


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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".


The SolACE Newsletter is now available

In the first SolACE newsletter, the key components of the project, such as the protocol handbook,...


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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...