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Switzerland: Strong growth of organics in 2008


On March 24, 2009, the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse presented the latest figures on organic farming in Switzerland (end 2008). According to these figures, the Swiss organic market grew strongly in 2008 – by 11.2 %. The number of farms remained constant and is currently at 11.9%.

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BioFach 2009: Report on organic Africa at BioFach


For the second time at Biofach all the 35 African stands were grouped together under “Organic Africa”, comprising 120 exhibitors who displayed their products .

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IFOAM: New executive director


After a three-month worldwide search and review of dozens of qualified applicants, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM selected Markus Arbenz, currently of Bio Suisse, to serve as its next executive director.

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India: Organic farming update


India is bestowed with lot of potential to produce all varieties of organic products due to its various agro climatic regions. The market is growing steadily - both the domestic as well as the export market. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority APEDA informs...

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UNCTAD: Organic agriculture could boost African food security


African agricultural productivity, under threat following years of declining investment, policy shortcomings, and cheap food exports from other regions, could be restored through organic agriculture, UNCTAD says in a policy brief of February 9, 2009.

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Falkland Islands: Current status of organic farming


According to the BioFach Newsletter of March 6, 2009, of the 1.1 million hectares of agricultural land in the Falkland Islands, approximately 40 % is certified as in-conversion organic, following the Islands' government's interest in organic agriculture. There is a process for obtaining organic...

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Europe: ZMP graphs on organic agriculture in Europe


The German Central Market and Price Reporting Bureau (ZMP) has compiled a number of graphs on organic agriculture in Europe (in German). The graphs show the importance of certain crops grown in the countries of Europe as well as market volume and market share in the leading countries.


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BioFach 2009: Presentations


At BioFach 2009 several sessions related to organic agriculture and the organic market in Europe and globally took place.

The presentations from the sessions 'The World of Organic Agriculture' and 'The European Market for Organic Food and Drink' are now available at this site.

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Organic-world.net: Tables and graphs


The tables as presented in 'The World of Organic Agriculture 2009' and additional data are now available at this site as well as a power point presentation with the key graphs.

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