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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...


Two types of soil bacteria, strongly magnified.
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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...


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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...


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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”.


Organic Food System Programme earns recognition by United Nations Action Framework positioned for a busy next five years around the world

The Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme of the United Nations’ 10-Year Framework on Sustainable...


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FiBL and Korean partners: Organic strategies for fruit orchards

In a new project, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) will cooperate with Korea to...


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New and improved FiBL online shop

The extensive FiBL shop containing over 400 publications has been completely remodelled and...


Report on the EU Common Agricultural Policy and deforestation

A new FiBL report on the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and deforestation will officially be...


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INRA-FiBL collaboration for research in the field of organic agriculture

On 25 April 2017, the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the French National...


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New FiBL report on organic agriculture and climate change

This week, a new report on the potential of organic agriculture to mitigate climate change has been...


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New joint organic research center established in China – FiBL and IGDB sign collaboration agreement

Recently, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Institute of Genetics and...


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Report from Science Day 2017 at BIOFACH

On February 17, 2017, the fifth Science Day took place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in...


Video tutorial: Phosphorus recycling for organic agriculture

The CORE Organic II project Improve-P recently ended. Else Bünemann, Astrid Oberson and Kurt Möller...


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Animal welfare and global food supply: Discover the new activity report!

Gain insight into important projects in the new activity report 2016.


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Call for applications to online course "Challenges of Organic Arable Farming"

Register now for the online course on organic arable farming. The deadline for applications is 15...


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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...


Successful control of creeping thistle in organic farming

Creeping thistle has become an increasing problem especially for organic arable farms with soils 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...


Shaping the relationship to the soil

The enhancement of soil fertility was a crucial value already to the pioneers of organic farming,...


New technical note: Decomposition study using tea bags

Comparing the decomposition of green tea as a fast-decomposing material with rooibos as a material,...


SFIAR Award 2016

The Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) presented this year's award on 15...


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First sociological study of the emerging organic sector in the post-socialist country of Bulgaria

A book summarises the main findings of a Swiss-Bulgarian research project, coordinated by the...


Film: Stubble cultivation to control root-weed in organic agriculture

In organic agriculture, minimal tillage is more challenging than conventional farming using...


Video: Parasite control for organic ruminants

Gastrointestinal parasitism is a major challenge to the health and welfare of organic livestock....


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...


Awarded master thesis provides important insights on organic and conventional farming in a semi-arid environment

The Fiat Panis Foundation awarded the Hans H. Ruthenberg Award 2016 to a student from the Research...


First SME ORGANICS field visit to the canton of Aargau

On 8 and 9 September, the SME ORGANICS project organised the first interregional field visit in the...


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New fact sheet assessing the use of chars, ashes and slags as alternative phosphorus fertilizers in organic farming

Partners of the CORE Organic II funded IMPROVE-P project compiled information on the potentials and...


Dinner talk between FiBL director Urs Niggli and the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland Wenbing Geng

During his visit at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in June this year, the...


International organic market shows a stable growth

A rise significantly above 80 billion US-dollar in worldwide sales: according to the current...