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Soil carbon and organic farming: New report from the Soil Association

 

According to new research from the Soil Association at least 3.2 million tonnes of carbon would be taken up by the soil each yearm if all UK farmland was converted to organic farming.

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First newsletter of the LowInputBreeds project now available

 

The first newsletter of the LowInputBreeds is now available at the LowInputBreeds website.

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Global organic survey: Graphs

 

A Power Point presentation with graphs and explanatory notes on the current status of organic farming world-wide is now available from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.

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Austria: Organic apple production to increase in the near future

 

According to AMA-Marketing, presently 3 percent of the apples are grown organically in Austria, which is about 4'000 tons. This quantity covers about half the Austrian requirements. Every second organic apple is imported.

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Expert group for technical advice on organic production: Call for applications to be published soon

 

The European Commission will soon publish a call for applications with a view to appointing members of the expert group for technical advice on organic production and establishing the relevant pool list.

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FAO Glossary on organic agriculture now online

 

The new FAO Glossary on Organic Agriculture contains 401 concepts with synonyms, variants, definitions, remarks and context fields where appropriate. It is is available in English, French and Spanish. The Arabic and Chinese versions are under development.

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Global organic market: Positive mood

 

In a recent press release BioFach informs about current market trends. FiBL provided some of the information from the current survey on organic agriculture world-wide.

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European Organic Congress: Programme now available

 

IFOAM EU Group organises its second Organic Congress to bring this time to the attention the potentials of organic production for solving global problems - workshop programmes and registration are now online.

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