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The World of Organic Agriculture 2017 - Presentations


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FiBL at BIOFACH 2017 - Media kit now online


At the BIOFACH Congress, where a wide range of topics will be discussed, researchers of FiBL will once again represent their institute. One of the highlights will be the... read more

Organic in Europe: Organic market grows by double digits and organic area reaches 12.7 million hectares in 2015


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Another record year for organic agriculture worldwide - 50.9 million hectares of organic agricultural land – organic market grows to more than 80 billion US Dollars


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

FiBL at BIOFACH 2017 – Science Day and current numbers


Another strong presence of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at BIOFACH 2017 in Nuremberg. At the BIOFACH Congress, where a wide range of topics will... read more

European organic market: latest data at BIOFACH 2017


The session on the European organic market will take place place from 5 to 5.45 on February 15, 2017, in Room Copenhagen (NCC East) at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg,... read more

Pie chart distribution of organic land 2015

European Union: Eurostat releases 2015 data on organic areas and producers - Organic crop area on the rise


With more than 11 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2015, organic farming made up 6.2% of the European Union's (EU) total utilised... read more

European Commission

New rules for electronic certification of EU organic imports - better EU statistics on organic imports?


New European Union (EU) rules introducing a system of electronic certification for imported organic products were published by the European Commission on October 14,... read more

Video: The Science behind the Organic Movement


The keynote speech at the Organic Science Conference in Canada was held by Urs Niggli, director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland... read more

Latin America on its way to become a major organic food producer


Latin America is on its way to becoming an important supplier of organic products.  ASt the eighth assembly of the Inter-American Commission of Organic Agriculture... read more

Q&A: How many countries have an organic regulation?


I am a PhD Researcher currently examining organic regulations. I wanted some clarification on statistics of FiBL. In "The world of organic agriculture. Statistics and... read more

Q&A: Do you have data on organic dairy products for Switzerland?


Yes, such data are available from Bio Suisse, which presents the latest market data annually. According to this data, retail sales of organic dairy products amounted to... read more

IFOAM EU publishes new guide on Organic Action Plans


Over the last decade, the development of Organic Action Plans has gained momentum as a mechanism for achieving a more integrated and balanced approach to organic... read more

First TIPI Organic Science Day & Technology Innovation Forum held successfully at BIOFACH China 2016


The 1st TIPI Science Day & Technology Innovation Forum in China was held successfully in Shanghai, China, on May 27th, in conjunction with the organic trade fair BIOFACH... read more

U.S. organic sales post new record of $43.3 billion in 2015 - Largest dollar gain ever for the booming organic sector even with supply challenges, says OTA survey


The booming U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, up a robust 11 percent from the... read more

Q&A: Do you have data on organic protein crops in the European Union?


Do you know if there is data available on the areas of different grain legumes grown organically in Europe? I can find a total for protein crops but it would be more... read more

Q&A: Do you have organic milk data for the European Union?


We are preparing a presentation on EU milk markets that would include any available data on organic milk, e.g. prices, sales, quantities, number of operators etc. We... read more

Swiss organic market continues to grow in 2015


The latest figures for the Swiss organic market (from 2015), recently presented by Bio Suisse (www.biosuisse.ch ), show a clear increase in organic retail sales in... read more

Q&A: Do you have an updated slide presentation on organic viticulture world-wide?


I am a student looking for updated data on organic viticulture worldwide. Do you have an update of your slide presentation on the theme from a couple of years ago?  read more

Q&A: What is the correct number for organic arable land in the UK?


I looked at the infographic (see below) about organic production in the UK with interest but was shocked at the figure for arable crops. Defra published the figure at... read more

Q&A: Do you have data on organic aquaculture?


We have put together production volumes for 2013, for a new report on sustainable fishery that is currently under production and will be released by the International... read more


New Zealand: Organic sector growing strongly


The New Zealand organic sector has grown by more than 11% per annum since 2012, according to the 2016 New Zealand Organic Market Report.  read more

Q&A: What exchange rate do you use for organic retail sales data?


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Now online: The TIPI Vision and Strategy


TIPI, the Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM – Organics International, aims to foster international collaboration in organic agriculture research, engage and... read more

Presentations from Science Day 2016 now online


On February 12, 2016, the fourth 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

The World of Organic Agriculture


Organic agriculture is practiced in 172 countries, and 43.7 million hectares of agricultural land are managed organically by approximately 2.3 million farmers. The... read more

European organic market continued to grow in 2014


In 2014, the European organic market grew by approximately 7.6 percent to a value of more than 26 billion euros. read more

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