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Germany: Updated report at the homepage of the Ministry of Agriculture


An updated report on the current status of organic farming in Germany has recently been published at the homepage of Germany's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection BMVEL.

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Italy: Organic Land Grows by Ten Percent in 2009


The new figures about the Italian organic industry released by SINAB (Italian National Information System on Organic Agriculture www.sinab.it) show a growth of 10 percent of organically cultivated areas. Italy still holds the crown in Europe for number of organic certified players and organic...

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Brazil: Good Potential for Exports


In November 2010 BioFach América Latina and ExpoSustentat will again take place in Brazil. NürnbergMesse and Organic-Market.info have compiled a report for the event on the current situation in the organic sector in Brazil.

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Common Agricultural Policy: Organic farming can deliver best solutions to meet public demands


On July 19, 2010, the European Commission opened a two-day conference to debate the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and to discuss the results of the related public consultation. These results clearly show that the public gives high priority to sustainable resource use, supply of healthy food,...

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GOMA: Second newsletter published


GOMA, the Global Market Access project, 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. Recently its second newsletter was published.

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Japan: Now on the EU List of Third Countries


Japan has been added to the EU list of third countries whose organic regulatory programs are deemed to be equivalent to the EU Organic Regulation. The declaration to amend the list was made in regulation Commission Regulation (EU) No 471/2010, dated 31 May, 2010.

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France: The organic sector continues to grow in 2009


Recently Agence Bio released the latest (2009) figures on organic agriculture in the country. There has been a major increase in both organic land and domestic sales in 2009.

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Slovakia: Strong Growth in Organic Farm Numbers and Good Potential for Processing


In the most recent edition of the Avalon Ekoconnect newsletter on organic farming in Central and Eastern Europe, a report on organic farming in Slovakia was published.

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Call for Papers Announced for 3rd ISOFAR Scientific Conference


In preparation for the 3rd ISOFAR (International Society of Organic Agriculture Research) Scientific Conference at the first Asian IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) Organic World Congress from September 28 - October 1, 2011, organisers announce the call for papers....

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Call for Papers Announced for 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress 2011


In preparation for the first Asian IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) Organic World Congress, organisers announce a call for papers. The deadline for submission is November 30, 2010.

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New Publication on Organic Guarantee Systems


The Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA) and the Hemispheric Organic Agriculture Program (PHAO) of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) are pleased to announce the publication of the book, Sistemas de Garantía para...

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Germany: Increase in organic area and operators in 2009


The German Ministry of Agriculture recently released the latest (2009) figures on organic agriculture in the country.

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CORE Organic II call pre-announcement


The transnational partnership CORE Organic published a pre-announcement July 5, 2010, of a common call for CORE Organic II. The call will be launched on September 1, 2010 with a closing date of October 15, 2010.

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EU logo: New EU labelling rules including new EU organic logo come into force on 1 July


The new EU rules on organic food labelling including the requirement to display the new EU organic logo, entered into force on 1 July, 2010.

The so-called “Euro-Leaf” will now be obligatory on pre-packaged organic food products that have been produced in any of EU Member States and meet the...

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European Union: Analysis of the Organic Sector


In June 2010, the Directorate-General for Agriculture And Rural Development of the European Commission published an analysis of the organic sector in the European Union, using a number of data sources, including data provided by FiBL and IFOAM in the framework of the global survey on organic...

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