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Spain: Development of organic agricultural land; Source: MARM

Spain: Organic area continues to grow in 2010


One and a half million hectares are under organic agricultural management in Spain. The minister has announced a new action plan for organic food and farming.

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Canada: Domestic sales at 2.6 billion Canadian Dollars in 2010


The Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA, www.ota.com/otacanada.html) calculates the Canadian organic market has grown from 2 billion Canadian Dollars in 2008 to over 2.6 billion  in 2010.

Canadian companies annually export over 390 million Canadian Dollars worth of organic commodities,...

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United States: New database with trade data


The Global Agricultural Trade System of the Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) of USDA now includes monthly data from the U.S. Census Bureau on international trade in selected organic products, starting with January 2011 data. Updates are posted monthly thereafter. Data for previous years is not...

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Germany: Organic farming continues to grow


According to a recent press release of the German Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (www.BMELV.de), organic farming in Germany continued the trend shown in recent years and once again achieved solid growth rates in 2010. With an increase in the organically farmed land of 4.6...

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13th Survey on organic agriculture worldwide started


The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) have started the next survey on organic agriculture world-wide. The data collection is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) and the...

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Canada’s organic rules in full force


In a recent press release the Organic Trade Assocation Canada informs about latest developments related to Canada’s Organic Products Regulations.

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Ukraine: Organic Law Vetoed


The President of Ukraine vetoed the law on Ukrainian Organic Production that had been passed by the Ukrainian Parliament on April 21, 2011.

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Czech Republic: Strong Increase of Organic Land in 2010


In the Czech Republic, in 2010 the organic agricultural land incresaed to almost 450'000 hectares. More than ten percent of the farmland is organic now, according to the latest figures of the Ministry of Agriculture.

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CORE Organic II: Eleven projects selected


The full proposals of the first call of the CORE Organic II project (www.coreorganic2.org) have been evaluated by scientific experts. Hereafter, the CORE Organic II consortium selected eleven projects for funding at a meeting 11-12 May 2011.

CORE Organic II is a European transnational research...

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