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Organic.Edunet Web Portal launched


The Organic.Edunet web portal was publicly launched in May 2010. It aims to serve as an online point of reference for searching, finding and accessing quality digital content related to organic agriculture, agro-ecology and other sustainable agriculture and environmental education topics.

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Latin America: Interamerican Commission on Organic Agriculture launches new homepage


The Interamerican Commission on Organic Agriculture CIAO, consisting of the competent authorities in charge of organic agriculture in Latin America, has now set up a homepage with information about organic agriculture in the region and with the relevant contacts in the indivdidual countries.

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Organic wine: No processing rules in near future in the EU


On June 16, 2010, the European Commission withdrew its proposal for regulating organic wine making at the EU level. A compromise between the member states and the Commission could not be achieved. In a recent press release the IFOAM EU Group acknowledges the commitment of Commissioner Ciolos to a...

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GOMA Project Advances: Asia makes commitments to regional cooperation on organic trade


Government and private sector participants from 12 countries in East, South-East and South Asia, meeting at a workshop in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, from 27-29 May 2010, have declared their intent to move forward on concrete measures to reduce and avoid barriers to trade of organic...

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Africa: New export guide


A new book under the title of "Entering the Organic Export Market" has recently been released. This manual is based on the experience of the “Export Promotion of Organic Products from Africa” (EPOPA project www.epopa.info), which has enhanced the livelihoods of approximately 110'000 smallholder...

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The Netherlands: Increase of organic land and of organic sales in 2009


According to Biologica's Bio monitor 2009, the organic area went up to 51'911 hectares in 2009, an increase of about 1500 hectares compared with 2008. The organic agricultural land now accounts for 2.7 percent of the total agricultural area.

Total turnover with organic products (including...

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New Zealand: Organic product sales rise


Certified organic food and beverage products contributed 485 million NZ dollars* to the New Zealand economy in 2009, according to new research. The New Zealand Organic Report - commissioned by Organics Aotearoa New Zealand OANZ and prepared by the University of Otago - shows the total value of New...

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Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture CTPOA founded


The Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture CTPOA was founded with the aim of uniting and linking a wide range of people and companies active in the field of organic farming and organic food production.

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Namibian Organic Association (NOA) Launches Organic Standards and Certification System


The Namibian Organic Association (www.NOA.org.na) is finally putting Namibia on the international organic map with the launch of the Namibian
Organic Standards as well a certification system in the form of a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) at the Namibia Tourism Expo 2 – 5 June 2010.

This means...

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Sustainable Foods Summit: Irish Cabinet Minister to address Sustainable Foods Summit


Minister Ciarán Cuffe from the Irish Government will be opening the Sustainable Foods Summit to take place in Amsterdam on June 10 and 11, 2010, with the key note 'Tackling climate change by sustainable food production.'

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