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International Conference on Organic Agricultural Sciences ICOAS successfully held for the first time in Austria

(16.11.2018) 

For the first time the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS) was held in Austria from 7 - 9 November. High-level international experts met... read more


ICOAS – destinations for field trips now online

(18.10.2018) 

The programme for the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS), held 7-9 November 2018 in Eisenstadt is set. Don’t miss the opportunity to... read more


FiBL researcher Christian Andres honoured with European Science Award

(08.10.2018) 

Every two years, the Foundation fiat panis honours young academics whose research focuses on solutions to mitigate hunger in food deficit countries with the... read more


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


ICOAS – Preliminary programme now online

(21.09.2018) 

The preliminary programme for the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS), held 7-9 November 2018 in Eisenstadt, is now online (see link... read more


The new Ukrainian Organic Law will provide a conducive business environment for the development of the organic sector in Ukraine

(13.09.2018) 

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


Perennial flower strips - an effective measure against pests in fruit production

(04.09.2018) 

Pests can lead to yield losses and quality losses in organic fruit production. The pesticides available are not always sufficient to control the pests. Therefore,... read more


Film: Alternating grazing to control parasites in young cattle

(31.08.2018) 

Within the CORE Organic project MIX-ENABLE, FiBL member Steffen Werne and his team are testing more sustainable ways of controlling gastrointestinal nematodes in... read more


Horizon 2020 project "RELACS": New website is online

(22.08.2018) 

Even in organic farming, controversial inputs are used. For example, plant protection agents containing copper are used in potato, wine and fruit growing to combat... read more


Highlight for organic and fairtrade cotton in West Africa

(24.08.2018) 

This year’s International Cotton and Textile Conference SICOT will be held in Kougougou, Burkina Faso from 26 to 29 September. It will feature a four-day programme of... read more


ProYoungStock – new research project on sustainable calf rearing

(09.08.2018) 

In spring 2018, eight European organisations started a three-year research project on sustainable organic calf rearing, which is coordinated by FiBL. 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


Open day at FiBL Switzerland

(29.06.2018) 

On 19 August 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm, FiBL will host an open day in Frick - you are very welcome to join! The day provides the best opportunity to visit FiBL, to discuss... read more


New on OrganicExport.info: Requirements for organic imports for China, Japan and Brazil

 

The website www.organicexport.info informs about the import regulations of important and emerging organic markets. Meanwhile also for China, Japan and Brazil the... read more


The ruling by the European Court of Justice on gene-editing: an initial assessment by FiBL

(26.07.2018) 

On 25 July, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its ruling in the matter of an action brought by French agricultural organisations and NGOs: Gene-editing and... read more


First annual meeting of the European project ReMIX held in France

(11.07.2018) 

The ReMIX project, funded with 5 million € by the European Union in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme, will allow overcoming the barriers for adopting species... 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


FiBL at The Organic Farmer's Fair at GreenTech Amsterdam 2018

(22.06.2018) 

Representatives from FiBL Europe, FiBL Germany, FiBL Switzerland and ÖMKi proudly represented FiBL at the third annual GreenTech Horticultural Fair in Amsterdam from 12... read more


Optimising vegetable crops for organic farming: Launch of 4-year EU research project BRESOV

(19.06.2018) 

The recently started European project BRESOV ("Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable Production") has set out to improve the... read more


FiBL and Korean Agency collaborate on promoting Smart Farming for organic agriculture

(12.06.2018) 

EPIS, the Korean Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and FiBL signed a Memorandum of Understanding to... read more


FiBL at the Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference 2018

(08.06.2018) 

The Annual Swiss Development Cooperation Conference takes place on 29 June in Bern. Topics of the conference are food security and urban development in Africa. Two panel... read more


FiBL at The Organic Farmers Fair (TOFF) at GreenTech Amsterdam 2018

(06.06.2018) 

From 12-14 June 2018, the third GreenTech Amsterdam will be held at RAI Amsterdam. The fair puts a unique focus on innovative solutions and technologies for the... read more


ICOAS – Registration now open

(05.06.2018) 

The registration period for the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS), held 7-9 November in Eisenstadt, Austria, is now open. ICOAS is... read more


Improving inputs in organic farming – new Horizon 2020 project "RELACS" started

(30.05.2018) 

The partners of the "Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems" (RELACS) project gathered to kick-off the RELACS project in Leuven, Belgium. At the... read more


Poster submission for the XVe European Society for Agronomy Congress (ESA)

(23.05.2018) 

The XVe European Society for Agronomy Congress (ESA) will be held in Geneva from 27 to 31 August, where innovative cropping and farming systems for high quality food... read more


Call for abstracts: DIVERSIFOOD Final Congress "Cultivating diversity and food quality"

(23.05.2018) 

The final DIVERSIFOOD Congress "Cultivating diversity and food quality" will be held at the Congress Center in Rennes, France, from 10th to 12th December 2018. The... read more


MIX-ENABLE - new research project about sustainable livestock farming

(15.05.2018) 

Under the name MIX-ENABLE ten partner organisations from all over Europe and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL launched a research and development... read more


Designing resilient organic greenhouse production systems for Europe – New project started

(20.04.2018) 

Greenhouse production is a highly intensive cropping system that guarantees out-of-season production in any climatic condition. The Greenresilient project, which was... read more


Technical guide: Combining the best methods for successful control

(27.04.2018) 

As part of the OK-Net Arable project, FiBL and the Organic Research Centre ORC have produced a practical guide on dock control in organic farms. The publication can be... 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


The SolACE Newsletter is now available

(09.04.2018) 

In the first SolACE newsletter, the key components of the project, such as the protocol handbook, novel breeding strategies and tools as well as the farmer networks are... 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


FiBL at The Organic Farmers Fair (TOFF) at GreenTech Amsterdam 2018

(09.03.2018) 

From 12-14 June 2018, the international fair GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 will be held at RAI Amsterdam for the third time. The fair puts a unique focus on innovative... read more


Trends in organic agriculture and sustainability standards in low income countries: outlook and development challenge

(06.03.2018) 

The session about data on organic farming and other Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) will be held on Monday, 12 March 2018 from 12.30 pm to 2 pm at the External... read more


ORC investigates how organic ideas can help make UK farming a world leader

(06.03.2018) 

The Organic Research Centre (ORC) – the UK’s leading research charity in this field – has been awarded new research projects by the Department for Environment, Food &... read more


Report from Science Day 2018 at BIOFACH

(28.02.2018) 

On February 16, 2018, the sixth Science Day took place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in Nuremberg, Germany. It was a joint event of TIPI, the Technology... read more


Technical guide: Producing quality organic potatoes step by step

(22.02.2018) 

As part of the OK-Net Arable project, FiBL and the Organic Research Centre ORC have produced a practical English guide on organic potato production. The publication can... 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


Animal and plant breeding at BIOFACH 2018

(13.02.2018) 

At the special exhibition, the "Meeting Point Organic right from the start", FiBL has designed the thematic pillar "International". On this pillar,... 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


Livestream of European Parliament debate at FiBL

(25.01.2018) 

On 31 January 2018, a debate on the topic of pesticides will be hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels. The livestream of the event will be broadcast at FiBL in... read more


New project launched for organic pig and poultry farmers to find solutions for 100 % use of organic and regional feed

(23.01.2018) 

On 22 January 2018, a new project – OK-Net EcoFeed – aimed at helping organic pig and poultry farmers in achieving the goal of 100 % use of organic and regional feed was... read more


Register for Science Day 2018 at BIOFACH

(22.01.2018) 

On 16 February 2018, the sixth Science Day will take place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in Nuremberg, Germany. It is a joint event of TIPI, the... read more