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Organic Cotton: New Organic Exchange Report

 

Organic cotton weathered the global economic storm during the 2008/09 farming season, albeit with challenges, according to a new report by Organic Exchange, documenting growth and challenges in the global organic fiber sector.

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Cover Tutto bio 2010

Italy: Tutto Bio 2010

 

Tutto Bio 2010, the yearbook of organic farming is available now. Published by Egaf Edizioni, this year's edition has 328 pages and costs 16 euros. In its 16th edition, information on about 8000 operators is published, of which more than 3100 are farm-gate sales. Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Tuscany...

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BioFach and Vivaness 2010: Closing report

 

Some 43'500 trade visitors (2009: 46'777) streamed into the exhibition centre in Nürnberg from 17–20 February for BioFach and Vivaness, the annual get-together for the global organic market.

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FiBL and IFOAM: The World of Organic Agriculture. Statistics and Emerging Trends 2010. Bonn and Frick

35 Million Hectares of Organic Agricultural Land World-wide

 

FiBL and IFOAM present new facts and figures about organic agriculture world-wide at the BioFach World Organic Trade Fair 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany.

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New EU Logo

New logo selected for all EU organic products

 

On February 8, 2010, the European Commission officially announced the winner of the EU organic logo competition. Over the past two months, some 130'000 people have voted online to choose the new organic symbol from three finalists.

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Italy: Technology Platform for Organic Farming Founded

 

In Italy, a technology platform for organic was founded on January 19, 2010 in Rome, at the premises of the National Research Council CNR. This is reported in the Bollettino Bio.

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BioFach and Vivaness: Plenty of information at the congress

 

The congress parallel to BioFach and Vivaness from February 17–20, 2010, offers a comprehensive programme of presentations.

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Ghana: Organic sector now represented in the Ministry of Food and Agriculture

 

A Desk for Organic Agriculture has been established in the Ministry of Agriculture. This is reported in the latest Africa Organic News of the IFOAM Africa Office.

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