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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 systems are quite similar to conventional systems. Due to premium prices,... read more

International conference: Sourcing Organic from Ukraine 2016


Importers of organic products from the Ukraine are facing many challenges. The upcoming international conference, which takes place October 25 and 26, 2016, in... read more

FiBL intensifies cooperation with China – Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland visits FiBL


On 23 June 2016, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland visited the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in Frick. Ambassador Wenbing... read more

Organic equals conventional agriculture in the tropics


A long-term study by the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Kenya has shown clearly that organic agriculture not only generates comparable yields,... read more

Open Day at FiBL – Finding intelligent solutions for organic farming


On 26 June 2016, around 5000 people were invited to gain an insight into the work of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL in Frick.  read more

Clear differences between organic and non-organic milk and meat


A team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally... read more

Cooperation for Dutch list of inputs


FiBL and Skal sign cooperation agreement for assessment of inputs for Dutch organic farming. read more

European organic market continued to grow in 2014


In 2014, the European organic market grew by approximately 7.6 percent to a value of more than 26 billion euros. Consumers in the European Union spent 23.9 billion euros... read more

Growth continues: 43.7 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide


The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH... read more

FiBL at BIOFACH 2016 – Numbers, soy and Science Day


Another strong presence of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at BIOFACH in Nuremberg: During the 2015 staging of the world’s leading trade fair for... read more

Strategic partnership for customized sustainability assessments in the food sector


Tailored sustainability solutions from a single source - a new offer for customers in the agricultural and food industries. With this goal, the School of Agricultural,... read more