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France: Organic area and market continue to grow in 2010

 

At a press conference on May 19, 2011, Agence Bio, the Frnch Agency for organic agriculture, presented the latest figures on the sector in France.

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African Stakeholders meet in Kenya to develop an African ecological organic initiative

 

Interest in pushing for the development of ecological based farming in Africa led some key stakeholders to organize a strategic planning meeting in Thika, Kenya, on May 2 and 3, 2011. The event was organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Participatory Ecological Land Use Management...

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Slides on Organic Agriculture Worldwide

 

Slides on the results from the FiBL and IFOAM survey as published in The World of Organic Agriculture 2011 (with some updates) and further graphs are now available in PDF format.

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UNCTAD-UNEP Short Film: Organic Agriculture: A Good Option for Least Developed Countries

 

UNCTAD and UNEP have released two excellent advocacy tools for encouraging the uptake of organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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Organic Certification Directory 2011 Available Online

 

The Organic Standard (TOS, www.organicstandard.com) has published The Organic Certification Directory annually since 2003 as a special issue as part of its annual subscription. To-date, The Organic Certification Directory is the only international listing of organic certification organisations.

The...

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Organic Cotton: Textile Exchange 2010 Farm & Fiber Report

 

The Organic Exchange organization, which has operated as an information platform for organic textiles for years, has been renamed the Textile Exchange.

The group headquartered in the USA maintains offices in eight countries, organizes conferences and also publishes an annual report.

The “Textile...

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Cover of the 2011 ITC study on organic food from China

China: New ITC Publication on Organic Food Products from China

 

Chinese imports of organic foods were about US$ 20 million in 2009, a limited amount compared with the size of the population, but the market has been growing rapidly and may become promising for least developed country exporters. This publication has been prepared to provide guidance to exporters...

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