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4th Latin American Congress on agroecology: Papers now online

 

The 4th Latin American Congress on agroecology took place September 10 to 12, 2013 at the University of La Molina in Lima, Peru.

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Argentina: Update on organic agriculture

 

The Argentinian competent authority SENASA has recently the latest data (per December 31, 2013) on organic farming in the country.

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Chile: First steps for inclusion on the third country list of the European Union

 

On  March 12, 2014, the European Union responded to the request made by Chile to be included in the European list of third countries whose organic laws are recognized as equivalent with EU regulation 1235/2008. In its statement, received by Chile on...

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Argentina: Organic data for 2011 released: Decrease of area, increase of exports

 

For the first time the update on production in Argentina is available also in English.

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Peruvian organic exports: Statistics and trends 2007-2011

 

Peruvian economist F. Javier Martinez reports that organic agriculture continued to grow in exports through 2011, with average annual growth for the five year period from 2007-2011 of nearly 28%. The value of organic agricultural exports in 2011...

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Peru: Organic exports increasing

 

Peru’s organic product exports reached $46 million between January and March in 2011, up 48.3 percent compared to the same period last year, PromPerú reported.

The institution said that this figure shows the world’s preferences for healthy products,...

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Belize Organic Alliance (BOA) Certifies First Organic Farms

 

In May 2011, the Belize Organic Alliance (BOA) completed the first organic certification process for two farms in the Cayo District.

Both farms went through a series of farm inspections and visits before being granted status of “transition to...

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Chile: New Gain Report

 

A new report of the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) of the United States Department of Agriculture (gain.fas.usda.gov) informs extensively about the current status of the organic market in Chile.

While there are no official market...

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Peru: Latest Statistics

 

FiBL recently received the latest data about organic agriculture in Peru. These data were provided by the competent authority for organic agriculture SENASA.

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Brazil: Good Potential for Exports

 

In November 2010 BioFach América Latina and ExpoSustentat will again take place in Brazil. NürnbergMesse and Organic-Market.info have compiled a report for the event on the current situation in the organic sector in Brazil.

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New Publication on Organic Guarantee Systems

 

The Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA) and the Hemispheric Organic Agriculture Program (PHAO) of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) are pleased to announce the...

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Latin America: Interamerican Commission on Organic Agriculture launches new homepage

 

The Interamerican Commission on Organic Agriculture CIAO, consisting of the competent authorities in charge of organic agriculture in Latin America, has now set up a homepage with information about organic agriculture in the region and with the...

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5th Latin American and Caribbean Organic Meeting and Fair: Call for papers

 

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 will take place from 5 to 9 September 2010 in La Molina, Peru. Papers for the...

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Latin America and Caribbean: Fourth organic meeting successfully concluded

 

More than 300 participants made their way to El Salvador to the Fourth meeting of the organic sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, which took place from October 12 to 16, 2009.

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Latin America and Caribbean meeting: Data collection workshop

 

At the fourth meeting of the organic sector of Latin America and the Caribbean (October 12-16, 2009) a workshop on data collection will be held. It is convened by d the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and CLUSA, one of the conference...

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Latin America and the Caribbean: Organic Meeting and Organic Producers' Fair in October in El Salvador

 

The fourth Organic Meeting and Organic Producers' Fair of Latin America and the Caribbean will be held during October 12 to 16 2009 in Salinitas, El Salvador.

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Brazil introduces organic label

 

Over three thousand participants have chosen a Brazilian organic logo. Three designs were presented on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply.

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October 13–17, 2011: Sixth Latinamerican Organic Meeting and Fair in Colombia

Sixth Latinamerican Organic Meeting and Fair in Colombia
October 13–17, 2011
Cali, Colombia
www.colombiaecologica.net
Info at Organic-World.net