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5th Latin American and Caribbean Organic Meeting and Fair: Call for papers


The 5th Latin American and Caribbean Meeting of producers and researchers in organic agriculture and the V Fair of the Latin American and Caribbean Organic Producers will take place from 5 to 9 September 2010 in La Molina, Peru. Papers for the conference may be submitted by 31 July 2010.

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Spain: Major increase of organic area in 2009


Recently the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture MARM released the 2009 data for organic agriculture in the country. According to these figures, there are 1.3 million hectares of organic agricultural land and in addition 0.3 million hectares are wild collection areas. The overall increase of organic...

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EU logo: User manual published


On March 31, 2010, Commission Regulation No 271/2010 regarding the organic logo was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 271/2010 of 24 March 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council...

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June 9, 2010: TP Organics presents Strategic Research Agenda in Brussels


The Technology Platform TP Organics will present its Strategic Research Agenda at the European Parliament in Brussels on June 9, 2010.

According to the organisers, this presentation will illustrate the opportunities for a better and efficient research for organic food and farming. The meeting will...

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Global market: Organic Companies Taking Sustainability Route


Organic product companies are increasingly turning to sustainability in order to shore up their green credentials. The market reesarch company Organic Monitor finds that organic food pioneers are leading the way, with a growing number marketing their products on sustainability values.

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Eastern Europe to Central Asia: UNEP Green Economy Initiative Assesses Role of sustainable agriculture in boosting exports, livelihoods and jobs


The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced on April 12, 2010, by the UN Environment Programme UNEP.

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Austria: Organic market grows by 5 percent in 2009


In 2009 the turnover with organic food in Austria reached 984 million Euros. The domestic market (i.e. total turnover excluding export and catering) was 867.6 million Euros.

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European Union: Updated list of inspection bodies and control authorities now available


The European Commission has recently published an updated list of public authorities and approved private inspection bodies.

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Tunisia: New organic logo


Organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries in association with the Tunisian Agriculture and Fisheries Union (UTAP), Tunisia  hosts the Tunisian organic product week from May 10 to 16, 2010. This is reported by Tunisia online news

During the event, the “Bio-Tunisia”...

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