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Uzbekistan: Local certification body established


Local inspection services for organic certification are now available in Uzbekistan. In cooperation with Swiss certification body IMO - Institute for Marktecology, the MBM Group performs pre-assessment inspection and final inspection for organic certification according to the following organic...

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Expert group for technical advice on organic production: Call for applications


The European Commission has published the call for applications regarding the expert group for technical advice on organic production. The deadline for application is February 2, 2010.

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Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change established


Climate change directly influences food production and food security. To address these new challenges, the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change has been established on December 16, 2009, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

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Agriculture can slow global warming – but which type of agriculture?


At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the farmers' organisations are calling for agriculture to be included in the negotiations as part of the package of climate change solutions. But: Which type of agriculture is really suited to sustainably mitigate climate change? FiBL director Urs...

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Reducing greenhouse gases, sequestering carbon – Harnessing the potential of organic farming!


Copenhagen Climate Summit: FiBL calls for worldwide promotion of organic farming

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Organic food at the Copenhagen Climate Conference


According to the homepage of the Copenhagen Summit, sustainability is one of the main focal points when it comes to providing adequate and satisfactory catering at the COP15.

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EU organic logo: Online vote


Over 3400 students from all 27 EU Member States participated in the EU organic logo competition. Out of all of the submissions, the jury made a pre-selection of the best 100 logos in the first judging round. In the following stage, three designs were selected.

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IFOAM EU Group: Key demands for a sustainable CAP 2014-2020 presented to the public


Agriculture must use fewer inputs and consider climate and biodiversity say experts on the 2nd European Organic Congress in a press release of the IFOAM EU Group. The group presented the new document 'Key demands for a sustainable CAP 2014-2020.'

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