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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, retailers and consumers to move towards a consensus on sustainability. read more

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 Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. This year’s Open Day... read more

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 for Economic Affairs (SECO, Switzerland) and implemented by the... read more

New round for the FiBL-Input list 2019


Trade products can now be registered for the "Input list for organic agriculture in Germany 2019".  read more

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 threatened by the viral disease "Cocoa Swollen Shoot" (CSSVD). In West... read more

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 organic agriculture are offered on the European market. Unlike organic... read more

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 33.5 billion euros. Almost all of the major markets enjoyed... read more

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 Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International at the... read more

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 organicexport.info. It was launched last year by the Research Institute of... read more

Soil microbes replace fertiliser


Beneficial soil microbes can significantly increase crop yields while reducing the amount of fertiliser. This is shown in a global meta-study by the Research Institute... read more