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Tropical long-term trial inaugurated in Bolivia


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


(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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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