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Tropical long-term trial inaugurated in Bolivia

(23.12.2010) 

The region of Alto Beni in Bolivia recently inaugurated one of FiBL’s long-term farming system comparisons in the tropics. The field trial testing cacao in various... read more


Organic research platform launched

(09.12.2010) 

(Frick/Rome, December 9, 2010) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with partners, is developing the “Organic Research Centres... read more


Bioinstitut: Annual report 2009 Now Published

(01.12.2010) 

Bioinstitut, one of the founding members of FiBL International, has been actively involved in the development of organic agriculture in the Czech Republic for five years... read more


First meeting of the Anti Fraud Initiative in North America

(01.12.2010) 

The first meeting of the Anti Fraud Initiative in North America was held October 11‐12, 2010 in the Marlowe hotel in Boston, prior to the Expo East organic trade... read more


Workshop in Brussels on the new import regime

(01.12.2010) 

The European Union is currently implementing the revised rules on the import regime according to the EU regulation on organic farming. Beginning 2011, the first list of... read more


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

(16.11.2010) 

FiBL participated in a project that recently published a handbook on how to successfully communicate the values of organic food on Organic Eprints. read more


Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2010

(28.10.2010) 

At the fifth ABIM-Lucerne Conference, the prime international meeting of the biocontrol industry, novel and safe biological crop protection products have been presented... read more


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

(11.10.2010) 

The 'International expert workshop on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - methods, models, and databases with focus on GHG emission and sequestration potential of organic... read more


Project minimizing use of veterinary medicines comes to a successful close

(07.10.2010) 

The final workshop for the CORE Organic project "ANIPLAN" took place at FiBL in Frick on September 27-30, 2010. read more


Organic Agriculture in Serbia: Training for Advisors

(28.09.2010) 

Within the GTZ-funded project “Organic Agriculture in Serbia,” the consortium of AFC Consultants International and FiBL successfully implemented a training for state... read more


The Gandhi of organic agriculture visits FiBL

(24.09.2010) 

Eighty-eight year old Bhaskar H. Save – known in India as the Gandhi of organic agriculture – visits with scientists at FiBL on September 23, 2010, during his first trip... read more


Network for practical research in organic farming (VÖP) founded

(23.09.2010) 

On September 21, 2010 the Network for Practical Research in Organic Farming (VÖP) was founded by four German organizations: the organic producers organisations Bioland... read more


Anti Fraud Initiative North America

(16.09.2010) 

The conference 'Anti Fraud Initiative North America' takes place October 11 and 12, 2010 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. read more


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

(13.09.2010) 

What can organic farming do to alleviate poverty and ensure food security in countries in the South? During the “Tropentag” (the Conference on Tropical and Subtropical... read more


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

(09.09.2010) 

FiBL recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government to support the Indian Federal State of Sikkim on organic farming research and training with the... read more


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

(07.09.2010) 

An expert workshop on "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - methods, models, and databases with focus on GHG emissions and sequestration potential of organic farming systems... read more


CORE Organic II: Call Announcement

(06.09.2010) 

CORE Organic II has published an announcement of a common call with a closing date of 15 October 2010.  read more


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

(16.08.2010) 

In preparation for the first Asian IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) Organic World Congress, organisers announce a call for papers for... read more


First LowInputBreeds Symposium

(02.08.2010) 

The main goal of the first symposium of the LowInputBreeds project is to identify and discuss areas of ethical concern in relation to breeding and selection in general... read more


Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne October 2010

(29.07.2010) 

At the 5th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne (ABIM Lucerne 2010), novel and safe biological crop protection products will be presented and new trends in the... read more


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

(19.07.2010) 

On July 19, 2010, the European Commission opened a two-day conference to debate the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and to discuss the results of the related public... read more


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

(08.07.2010) 

Isabell Hildermann from the FiBL Soil Sciences group recently completed her Ph.D. on Wheat Breeding for Organic Agriculture. read more


CORE Organic II call pre-announcement

(05.07.2010) 

The transnational partnership CORE Organic published a pre-announcement July 5, 2010, of a common call for CORE Organic II. The call will be launched on September 1,... read more


New Ph.D. thesis at FiBL shows organic farming can be an economically efficient instrument for achieving environmental policy targets

(02.07.2010) 

Christian Schader of the FiBL Socio-economics group recently completed his Ph.D. thesis on cost-effectiveness of organic farming for achieving environmental policy... read more


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

(02.07.2010) 

On May 10th and 11th 2010 the first workshop of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change (RTOACC) took place at FiBL. Thirty-five experts from ten... read more


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

(07.06.2010) 

Citricos Ex (Citrex), a Mexican company dedicated to processing fruit juices from the Veracruz region, was recently awarded Mexico’s top National Export Award. The... read more


5th Latin American and Caribbean Organic Meeting and Fair

(29.05.2010) 

The 5th Latin American and Caribbean Meeting of producers and researchers in organic agriculture and the V Fair of the Latin American and Caribbean Organic Producers... read more


Second newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project now available

(27.04.2010) 

The second newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project provides brief state-of-the-arts reports on two themes within the project: the concept of flower breeding in pigs and... read more


The European network for organic agriculture research will continue

(26.04.2010) 

The international research cooperation for organic agriculture will continue. The Federal Office of Agriculture met in mid-April with representatives from 22 European... read more


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

(29.03.2010) 

The University of Kassel at Witzenhausen appoints the well-known specialist for organic farming, Urs Niggli, Honorary Professor. The University of Kassel Faculty of... read more


Founding of FiBL International

(03.03.2010) 

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


35 Million Hectares of Organic Agricultural Land World-wide

(15.02.2010) 

FiBL and IFOAM present new facts and figures about organic agriculture world-wide at the BioFach World Organic Trade Fair 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany.  read more


New logo selected for all EU organic products

(08.02.2010) 

On February 8, 2010, the European Commission officially announced the winner of the EU organic logo competition. Over the past two months, some 130'000 people have voted... read more


Management and breeding for organic plant and livestock production systems

(05.02.2010) 

Results of the European QLIF project and an outlook on the new projects NUE-CROPS and LowInputBreeds will be presented at the BioFach Congress.  read more


Organic farming world-wide: Latest figures at BioFach 2010

(05.02.2010) 

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


Ukrainian certification body Organic Standard internationally recognized

(05.01.2010) 

The Ukrainian certification body Organic Standard (OS) has been recognized by the International Organic Accreditation Service IOAS as the first Ukrainian certification... read more