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EU ecolabel for food and feed products - A feasibility study

The Ecolabel regulation of the European Union has recently been revised and the scope extended such...


The new FiBL activity report 2010 has arrived

Freshly printed and in three languages, the new activity report is a fascinating look at FiBL...


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Organic research platform launched

(Frick/Rome, December 9, 2010) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),...


Bioinstitut: Annual report 2009 Now Published

Bioinstitut, one of the founding members of FiBL International, has been actively involved in the...



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New handbook published: How to successfully communicate the values of organic food

FiBL participated in a project that recently published a handbook on how to successfully communicate...


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Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2010

At the fifth ABIM-Lucerne Conference, the prime international meeting of the biocontrol industry,...


International expert workshop on applying life cycle assessment to organic agriculture held in Bari, Italy

The 'International expert workshop on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - methods, models, and databases...


Project minimizing use of veterinary medicines comes to a successful close

The final workshop for the CORE Organic project "ANIPLAN" took place at FiBL in Frick on September...


Organic Agriculture in Serbia: Training for Advisors

Within the GTZ-funded project “Organic Agriculture in Serbia,” the consortium of AFC Consultants...


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The Gandhi of organic agriculture visits FiBL

Eighty-eight year old Bhaskar H. Save – known in India as the Gandhi of organic agriculture – visits...


Network for practical research in organic farming (VÖP) founded

On September 21, 2010 the Network for Practical Research in Organic Farming (VÖP) was founded by...


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Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: Pioneering Effort with Long-term Trials

What can organic farming do to alleviate poverty and ensure food security in countries in the South?...


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FiBL to support the government of Sikkim to convert to organic by 2015

FiBL recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government to support the Indian Federal...


Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: Workshop and Meeting

An expert workshop on "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - methods, models, and databases with focus on...


CORE Organic II: Call Announcement

CORE Organic II has published an announcement of a common call with a closing date of 15 October...


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Call for papers announced for 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress and the third ISOFAR Conference 2011

In preparation for the first Asian IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements)...


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Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne October 2010

At the 5th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne (ABIM Lucerne 2010), novel and safe biological...


Common Agricultural Policy: Organic Farming Can Deliver Best Solutions to Meet Public Demands

On July 19, 2010, the European Commission opened a two-day conference to debate the new Common...


New Ph.D. Dissertation at FiBL on Breeding for Organic Agriculture

Isabell Hildermann from the FiBL Soil Sciences group recently completed her Ph.D. on Wheat Breeding...


CORE Organic II call pre-announcement

The transnational partnership CORE Organic published a pre-announcement July 5, 2010, of a common...



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First workshop of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change RTOACC

On May 10th and 11th 2010 the first workshop of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate...


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FiBL-supported Citricos Ex wins Prestigious Mexican National Export Award for organic citrus exports to Switzerland

Citricos Ex (Citrex), a Mexican company dedicated to processing fruit juices from the Veracruz...


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The European network for organic agriculture research will continue

The international research cooperation for organic agriculture will continue. The Federal Office of...


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University of Kassel at Witzenhausen appoints FiBL Director Urs Niggli Honorary Professor

The University of Kassel at Witzenhausen appoints the well-known specialist for organic farming, Urs...


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Founding of FiBL International

FiBL International was launched on February 19, 2010 at the BioFach Conference in Nuremberg, Germany


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35 Million Hectares of Organic Agricultural Land World-wide

FiBL and IFOAM present new facts and figures about organic agriculture world-wide at the BioFach...


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New logo selected for all EU organic products

On February 8, 2010, the European Commission officially announced the winner of the EU organic logo...


Management and breeding for organic plant and livestock production systems

Results of the European QLIF project and an outlook on the new projects NUE-CROPS and LowInputBreeds...


Organic farming world-wide: Latest figures at BioFach 2010

At the BioFach Congress 2010, the latest figures on organic agriculture world-wide will be...


Ukrainian certification body Organic Standard internationally recognized

The Ukrainian certification body Organic Standard (OS) has been recognized by the International...


New EU organic logo: 3 proposals

New EU organic logo: Commentary by Urs Niggli

According to Urs Niggli, Director of FiBL and member of the jury, the harsh criticism of the organic...


COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: Bad times for NGOs

More than 25,000 NGO delegates had registered before COP15, yet many remained barred from entering...


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Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change established

Climate change directly influences food production and food security. To address these new...


COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: Climate change and social justice

The question of social justice is emerging in many of the Copenhagen events as a most urgent issue....


COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: Agriculture can slow global warming – but which type of agriculture?

At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the farmers' organizations are calling for...


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Climate Change Conference: The organic movement is present

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM and FiBL are present at the...


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Reducing greenhouse gases, sequestering carbon – Harnessing the potential of organic farming!

Copenhagen Climate Summit: FiBL calls for worldwide promotion of organic farming


FiBL at BioFach 2010

FiBL and partners will have several presentations and workshops at the BioFach Congress 2010. As in...


Anti Fraud Initiative: Fourth Workshop in Brussels

More then 60 representatives from authorities, trade and certification bodies from 12 European...


LowInputBreeds: Newsletter subscription

The LowInputBreeds project unites 21 partners from Europe and other parts of the world will develop...


Global organic agriculture: Positive mood in the international organic market

In a recent press relase BioFach informs about current market trends. FiBL provided some of the...


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Growing Genetic Resources in Organic Agriculture - FiBL and partners present findings at FAO

In October 2009, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture met in Rome, at the...


TP Organics: Online Consultation on Strategic Research Agenda

The Technology Platform TP Organics has reached major achievements in the first half year 2009 on...


European project LowInputBreeds begins: Improving animal health and product quality in European organic and ‘low input’ livestock production systems

A large-scale project which aims to improve animal health and product quality in European organic...


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ORCA: Database with information on organic research institutions now online

The proposed Organic Research Centres Alliance ORCA intends to internationally network and...


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Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting in October in Lucerne, Switzerland

The fourth  Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2009) will take place together with...