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New EU organic logo: Commentary by Urs Niggli

(21.12.2009) 

According to Urs Niggli, Director of FiBL and member of the jury, the harsh criticism of the organic stakeholders over the 3 proposed organic logos is not justified.  read more


COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: Bad times for NGOs

(16.12.2009) 

More than 25,000 NGO delegates had registered before COP15, yet many remained barred from entering the overfilled conference centre. In the meantime, representatives of... read more


Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change established

(16.12.2009) 

Climate change directly influences food production and food security. To address these new challenges, the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change has been... read more


COPENHAGEN COMMENTARY: Climate change and social justice

(15.12.2009) 

The question of social justice is emerging in many of the Copenhagen events as a most urgent issue. Small and medium-sized farmers, for example, fear that they may be... read more


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

(13.12.2009) 

At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the farmers' organizations are calling for agriculture to be included in the negotiations as a part of the package of... read more


Climate Change Conference: The organic movement is present

(10.12.2009) 

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM and FiBL are present at the Climate Change Conference with several activities.  read more


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

(09.12.2009) 

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


FiBL at BioFach 2010

(07.12.2009) 

FiBL and partners will have several presentations and workshops at the BioFach Congress 2010. As in previous years, FiBL has a booth in hall 1.  read more


Anti Fraud Initiative: Fourth Workshop in Brussels

(04.12.2009) 

More then 60 representatives from authorities, trade and certification bodies from 12 European countries and the US met in Brussels to exchange information, and come to... read more


LowInputBreeds: Newsletter subscription

(06.11.2009) 

The LowInputBreeds project unites 21 partners from Europe and other parts of the world will develop integrated breeding and management strategies to tackle the issue of... read more


Global organic agriculture: Positive mood in the international organic market

(04.11.2009) 

In a recent press relase BioFach informs about current market trends. FiBL provided some of the information from the current survey on organic agriculture world-wide. read more


Anti Fraud Initiative invites to meeting

(28.10.2009) 

The fourth workshop of the Anti Fraud Initiative AFI will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. This meeting follows up on earlier meetings in Bonn, Frick, Amsterdam,... read more


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

(26.10.2009) 

In October 2009, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture met in Rome, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO. During this... read more


TP Organics: Online Consultation on Strategic Research Agenda

(23.10.2009) 

The Technology Platform TP Organics has reached major achievements in the first half year 2009 on its way towards a Strategic Research Agenda. The current consultation... read more


Online training course on Successful Organic Production and Export from 2-27 November 2009

(08.10.2009) 

In November 2009, the course 'Successful Organic Production and Export'  will be launched. It is a joint project of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP... read more


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

(07.10.2009) 

A large-scale project which aims to improve animal health and product quality in European organic and ‘low input’ livestock production systems has just begun. read more


Seminar in Ukraine: Quality of organic grain crops

(29.09.2009) 

In the frame of the Swiss-Ukrainian Cooperation project, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO and implemented by FiBL, a one-day seminar on... read more


ORCA: Database with information on organic research institutions now online

(28.09.2009) 

The proposed Organic Research Centres Alliance ORCA intends to internationally network and strengthen existing institutions with scientific credentials and empower them... read more


Research on organic vegetable production: International meeting

(22.09.2009) 

On October 23, an international meeting of researchers in organic vegetable production will take place, in Köln-Auweiler, Germany.  read more


Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting in October in Lucerne, Switzerland

(03.09.2009) 

The fourth  Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2009) will take place together with IBMA’s* Annual General Assembly and Group Meetings at the... read more


Seed Diversity in organic agriculture: FiBL feedback on Draft IFOAM Position

(24.08.2009) 

From August 25 to 28, 2009, the IFOAM Conference on Organic Animal and Plant Breeding is taking place in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA).  The International... read more


www.oekoregelungen.de updated

(20.08.2009) 

The website www.oekoregelungen.de has recently been updated. The site informs about organic regulations and private organic standards in 27 countries. It also provides... read more


Open day at FiBL: A big success

(17.08.2009) 

An estimated 3'800 visitors made their way to the open day of FiBL and the Swiss inspection body bio.inspecta.  More information is available at the German pages... read more


European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity: Seminar in Frick

(12.08.2009) 

On September 24 and 25, 2009 the second European seminar on the European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity ELN-FAB will be held at FiBL in Frick,... read more


Organic farming worldwide: New Worldwatch Report

(01.08.2009) 

The Worldwatch Institute has prepared an extensive overview article about organic farming world-wide. Some of it is based on the data compiled by FiBL and IFOAM and on... read more


Organic Meeting and Organic Producers Fair of Latin America and the Caribbean

(21.07.2009) 

The IVth Organic Meeting and the IVth Organic Producers Fair of Latin America and the  Caribbean will be held during October 12 to 16, 2009 in Salinitas, El... read more


Bioacademy 2009: Answers to the challenges of the global crisis

(14.07.2009) 

The 9th European Summer Academy on Organic Farming - Biocademy 2009 - was held on June 24 to 25, 2009, in the premises of the Horticultural Faculty of the Mendel... read more


August 16, 2009: Open day at FiBL

(29.06.2009) 

FiBL was founded a full 35 years ago, and bio.inspecta now looks back on 10 successful years. Reason enough to hold the first joint Open Day on Sunday, 16 August 2009.... read more


World Congress on Organic Cotton – From Fashion to Sustainability

(13.05.2009) 

On the occasion of the UN Year of Natural Fibers 2009 the International Congress on Organic Cotton „From Fashion to Sustainability“ is organized by Helvetas, in... read more


European Union: Competition to create a new EU organic logo

(11.05.2009) 

The European Union is looking for a new logo for organic products. Young artists or designers can enter the logo competition and send their creations until June 25,... read more


Key results from the QLIF project now available

(04.05.2009) 

The Integrated Project 'Improving quality and safety and reduction of costs in the European organic and low input supply chains' QLIF was funded by the European... read more


2009 edition of 'The World of Organic Agriculture' now published

(02.03.2009) 

The 10th edition of 'The World of Organic Agriculture' documents recent developments in global organic agriculture.It includes contributions from representatives of the... read more


Global Organic Agriculture: Continued Growth

 

FiBL and IFOAM present new facts and figures about organic agriculture worldwide at the BioFach World Organic Trade Fair 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany. read more


Ecropolis: sensory properties of organic food

(26.01.2009) 

In January 2009, the European research project Ecropolis was approved. read more