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Report of the Inaugural General Assembly of IFOAM Asia


Members of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) met in the Republic of Korea for the Inaugural General Assembly of IFOAM Asia.

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India: Major growth of organic area and market expected


According to a recent report on the oneco website, a major increase of the organic area and market in India

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Picture: Participants at the IFOAM Asia prepartory meeting on June 1, 2012

IFOAM Asia founded


On June 1st, 2012, leaders of the organic movements in Asia agreed on the formation of a regional organic alliance in Asia.

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17th IFOAM World Congress - A Big Success


The 17th Organic World Congress (OWC) of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), held in Gyeonggi Paldang, South Korea from September 26 to October 1, attracted close to 2000 participants from 76 countries.


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Pakistan initiates work on the preparation of national guidelines for production, processing, labelling and marketing of organically produced foods


The Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) of the Government of Pakistan has initiated work for preparing the Guidelines for Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods.

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China: New ITC Publication on Organic Food Products from China


Chinese imports of organic foods were about US$ 20 million in 2009, a limited amount compared with the size of the population, but the market has been growing rapidly and may become promising for least developed country exporters. This publication...

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First meeting of Asian working group of the GOMA project held in Mumbai


Nineteen participants from the public and private sectors in 15 Asian countries/regions, as well as six supranational observers gathered at the Asian Working Group meeting of the Global Market Access project (GOMA) in Mumbai, India on 9-10 December...

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Philippines: Department of Agriculture to Support Organic Agriculture


The Department of Agriculture of the Philippines said it will allocate an initial 900 million Philippine Pesos (approx. 15 million Euros) to boost the country’s organic agriculture program.


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Kazakhstan: 3rd International Conference on the Organic Sector Development in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian Countries Successfully Concluded


During September of this year of international biodiversity, the 3rd International Conference on the organic sector development in Central/Eastern European and Central Asian countries took place and focussed on the relationship between organic...

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India: Participatory Guarantee System to be Introduced Soon ?


For small and marginal farmers, a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) may be introduced in all Indian states by December 2010. Apart from certifying products through mutual supervision, the system will maintain a database of all organic farmers...

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Looking East Looking West: Organic and Quality Food Marketing in Asia and Europe


This new publication represents a unique collection of European and Asian perspectives on the production, trade and consumption of high quality food.

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GOMA Project Advances: Asia makes commitments to regional cooperation on organic trade


Government and private sector participants from 12 countries in East, South-East and South Asia, meeting at a workshop in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, from 27-29 May 2010, have declared their intent to move forward on concrete measures to...

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Eastern Europe to Central Asia: UNEP Green Economy Initiative Assesses Role of sustainable agriculture in boosting exports, livelihoods and jobs


The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced on April 12, 2010, by the UN Environment Programme UNEP.

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Asia: Data collection group formed


At the regional collaboration meeting held on November 19, 2009 in Seoul, South Korea, a data collection working group was formed.

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China: New GAIN report issued


According to a new USDA GAIN Report released February 2009, the organic market in China has been growing at an annual double digit rate over the past decade. The early stage of organic farming in China was initiated by the demand from foreign...

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