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Follow us on Twitter: Statistics and news on organic farming worldwide


With its new specialized Twitter account @FiBLStatistics, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL is providing a tool to find latest data and information on organic farming by country, crop and other issues.

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Canada's organic market now worth 3.7 billion Canadian dollars


Growth driven by broad-scale support of organic foods

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New agreement between Canada and Switzerland on the recognition of equivalency for organic agricultural products


Canadian and Swiss organic producers will have increased opportunities to export their organic food products, and consumers in both countries will have more choices as the results of the Canada-Switzerland Organic Equivalency Arrangement reached on...

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Canada: New Platform for Innovation in Organic Agriculture


Canada’s organic market continues to grow and broaden at the consumer level, and the organic area is increasing (840'000 hectares in 2011). Progress is also made in organic farming research.

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Canada: Domestic sales at 2.6 billion Canadian Dollars in 2010


The Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA, www.ota.com/otacanada.html) calculates the Canadian organic market has grown from 2 billion Canadian Dollars in 2008 to over 2.6 billion  in 2010.

Canadian companies annually export over 390 million...

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Canada’s organic rules in full force


In a recent press release the Organic Trade Assocation Canada informs about latest developments related to Canada’s Organic Products Regulations.

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European Union and Canada: Agreement on equivalency in organic products


The European Commission has annouced that the European Union and Canada have reached agreement on an equivalency in organic products.

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Canada: Research Priorities for Organic Agriculture for 2011


The Canadian Expert Committee on Organic Agriculture (ECOA) and Research and Innovation Working Group of the Organic Value Chain Roundtable (RIWG ) has developed research priorities eight categories: 1) animals, 2) plants, 3) soils, 4) ecological...

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New director for Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada


Dr. Andy Hammermeister has been appointed Director of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (www.oacc.info). Dr. Hammermeister has worked with OACC since 2002, most recently as manager of the Centre and the Canadian Organic Science Cluster...

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Canada: Government invests in innovation for organic farmers


Canada’s organic sector receives 6.5 million Canadian Dollars for research in announcement of Canada’s Organic Science Cluster.

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Canada: New organic logo and regulation


On June 24, 2009, the Government of Canada revealed the new organic logo that will give organic producers access to more markets and make sure Canadian consumers can find more certified organic food products in their grocery stores.

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Canada: Research inventory 2008


An inventory of ongoing organic farming research in Canada was published by the Organic Agriculture Centre in Canada OAAC

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Canada: Information at Organic-World.net