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Media archive 2018

New report finds voluntary sustainability standards on the rise

(01.10.2018) 

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

(27.08.2018) 

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

(25.06.2018) 

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

(22.03.2018) 

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

(16.02.2018) 

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

(14.02.2018) 

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

(14.02.2018) 

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

(13.02.2018) 

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

(02.02.2018) 

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