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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...


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

From 12-14 June 2018, the international fair GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 will be held at RAI Amsterdam...


ORC investigates how organic ideas can help make UK farming a world leader

The Organic Research Centre (ORC) – the UK’s leading research charity in this field – has been...


Report from Science Day 2018 at BIOFACH

On February 16, 2018, the sixth Science Day took place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in...


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Technical guide: Producing quality organic potatoes step by step

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


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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...


Animal and plant breeding at BIOFACH 2018

At the special exhibition, the "Meeting Point Organic right from the start", FiBL has designed the...


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Soil microbes replace fertiliser

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


Livestream of European Parliament debate at FiBL

On 31 January 2018, a debate on the topic of pesticides will be hosted at the European Parliament in...


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New project launched for organic pig and poultry farmers to find solutions for 100 % use of organic and regional feed

On 22 January 2018, a new project – OK-Net EcoFeed – aimed at helping organic pig and poultry...


Register for Science Day 2018 at BIOFACH

On 16 February 2018, the sixth Science Day will take place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair,...


TIPI member assembly successfully conducted

After the pre-conference on 08 November 2017, TIPI successfully conducted its third member assembly.


TIPI organized the pre-conference the Organic World Congress in New Dehli, India

Report from the pre-conference and the Organic World Congress (OWC), that took place 08 – 11...


GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 expands with co-hosting The Organic Farmers Fair (TOFF)

From 12-14 June 2018, the conference GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 brings together more than 450...


Helping European agriculture to tackle water and nutrient limitations: New European project started

An ambitious 5-year project for the future of European agriculture – SolACE – was given an exciting...


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New World Board of IFOAM - Organics International elected

On 12 and 13 November 2017, subsequent to the Organic World Congress (OWC) in India, the members 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...


FiBL and Indian agricultural university sign MoU to embark on collaborative projects

In a brief ceremony on 5 November, representatives of FiBL and the vice-chancellor of the PDKV...


Strategic cooperation between FiBL and the Organic Valley in China

On 27 September, the deputy mayor of the Chinese city Xiangyang visited the Research Institute of...


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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,...


Seed as a commons: Key for organic plant breeding - establishing alternatives to seed monopolies

Market concentration in the seed sector is growing incessantly. Demanding better seed policies is...


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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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Grazed and confused? New report gives the lay of the land on grazing livestock’s climate impact

An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on...


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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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DiverIMPACTS: Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture - New project launched

A major 5-year European project ˗ DiverIMPACTS ˗ was recently launched. The project will explore the...


Video: Tail biting in pigs - causes and prevention

The PigWatch project aims to develop and apply animal based measures to avoid the pain, frustration...


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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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Detailed programme and brochure of the IAHA Pre-Conference on Organic Animal Husbandry

7-8 Nov. 2017, linked to the Organic World Congress 2017 of IFOAM in India 9-11 Nov. 2017


Cotton is back in Haiti: New hope for farmers

Cotton is back in Haiti after a 30-year absence, having once been the country’s fourth largest...


Factsheet Life Cycle Assessment

Fact sheet on the life cycle assessment of organic foods

How meaningful are environmental assessments of organic foods based on life cycle assessments? A new...


Video: First Organic Field Days at the Hessian State Domain Frankenhausen in Germany

On 21 and 22 June 2017, more than 8000 visitors attended the first ever nationwide Organic Field...


FiBL Europe – Impressions, aims and vision

FiBL Europe, the new umbrella organisation of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL,...


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FiBL Europe celebrates its opening

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


Bocadillo Veleño - Colombia has protected its prestigious sweet with a denomination of origin

The Bocadillo Veleño, a Colombian confectionary made of guava pulp from the region of Vélez in the...


Improved data for the global survey on Voluntary Sustainability Standards

To strengthen the data collection efforts on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) worldwide,...


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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...