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Development of the Swiss Organic Market 1999-2010. Source: Bio Suisse. Graph: FiBL

Switzerland: Organic market continues to grow in 2010


On March 30, 2011, the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse (www.biosuisse.ch) released the latest figures on the development of the organic sector in the country.

Again the number of producers and the organic area decreased slightly. The market however continued to grow, by six percent. ...

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Magazine Ecology & Farming: Relaunch


The magazine Ecology & Farming, published by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (www.ifoam.org) was re-launched  in February 2011 as a print magazine.

Thanks to Peter Brul, the new Editor-in-chief who invests time and financial resources for a re-launch, IFOAM is able to...

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New Publication: Organic Food Production - A Comprehensive Tool Box to Meet the Sustainability Challenge


Recently the European Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements has published the dossier "Organic food and farming – a system approach to meet the sustainability challenge". It delivers scientific data that underpin the value of policy support for organic farming as...

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Detailed data tables on organic agriculture worldwide now available at the password area of Organic-World.net


Detailed data tables of the data published in "The World of Organic Agriculture 2011" are now available as excel files.

Access to the password area is possible via the password as published in the 2011 edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" (imprint pages).

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UK: Successful 5th Organic Producers Conference


The successful 5th Producer Conference of the Organic Research Centre Elm Farm was held on the 17th and 18th January at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel and was attended by well over 200 delegates who participated in workshops and plenary sessions,

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TP Organics: Implementation Action Plan now Published


With its Implementation Action Plan, the Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming Research, TP Organics, completes its trilogy of key documents. In December 2010, TP Organics finalised the Implementation Action Plan.

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BioFach Session "The European Market for Organic Food 2011"


At the BioFach session "The European Market for Organic Food" experts presented the latest trends in Germany, France, UK and Central Eastern European countries. Some of the presentations are now available.

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