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European Union: New organic logo published


On March 31, 2010, the new EU organic logo, introduced by Commission Regulation (EU) No 271/2010 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Land use in global organic agriculture 2008. Source: FiBL IFAOM Survey 2010. Graph: FiBL

The World of Organic Agriculture: Power Point Presentations


A collection of Power Point presentations has been prepared by FiBL in order to illustrate the key results of the global survey on organic agriculture 2010.

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Graph Development Swiss organic market

Switzerland: Market grows by seven percent in 2009


Recently, the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse presented the 2009 data on organic agriculture. Whereas the market grew in 2009, the number of organic farms and the organic agricultural land decreased.

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Estonia: More than ten percent organic agricultural land in 2009


Recently a broshure was published about organic farming in Estonia. It informs extensively about the current situation.

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Call for papers: 9th Congress of the Spanish Society for Organic Farming, in Lleida, Spain


The Spanish Society for Organic Farming SEAE will organise its 9th Scientific Congress on organic farming in Lleida, the agricultural capital of Catalonia, October 6 to 9, 2010, to be held at the University of Lleida (UDL).

The congress is organized in different sessions or panels that will address...

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Global Organic Sales Reach Almost 51 Billion US dollars in 2008


In his presentation on 'The Global Market for Organic Food & Drink' at BioFach 2010, Amarjit Sahota estimated worldwide organic market sales at 50.9 billion US dollars.

According to the expert from Organic Monitor, Europe accounts for 26 billion US dollars of this, the USA 23 billion US dollars...

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Cover statistics in focus

New Report from Eurostat


According to a new report released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, organic farming in the 27 countries of the European Union covered 7.8 million hectares* in 2008, up by seven percent compared with 2007. In 2008, the five member states with the largest organic area in the...

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GOMA Launches Website and Publishes First Newsletter


Recently the homepage of GOMA, the Global Market Access project, was launched. GOMA is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Environment UNCTAD.

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