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New report from the European Commission: Facts and figures on organic agriculture in the European Union


Report on the status of organic farming in Europe 2011, prepared by the Directorate General of Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission with the support of Eurostat and the OrganicDataNetwork project.

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German organic farmers increase revenues by 12 percent in 2012


In 2012, German organic farmers increased their sales revenues by 12 percent (to 1.53 billion euros). High prices for cereals, fruit, and vegetables and higher prices for livestock, especially for laying hens and other poultry, are the main reason for this positive development.

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Fourth project meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork in Montpellier


Media release of Oktober 18, 2013 of the OrganicDataNetwork project

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Sweden: Share of organic products of all sales unchanged in 2012


According to Statistics Sweden (SBC), organic products accounted for about 4 percent of all sales of food and non-alcoholic beverages in Sweden in 2012.

This share is almost the same as the share of organic products in 2011. However, the sales value decreased by around 4 percent. In euros retail...

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New UNCTAD report urges to take "mosaic" approach to agriculture, boost support for small farmers


Recently the UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2013 was launched. At a press conference in the Geneva UN Office, Ulrich Hoffmann of UNCTAD, the United Nation's Conference of Trade and Development, FiBL director Urs Niggli and Nikolai Fuchs, Nexus foundation, presented the report to the public. ...

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15th Survey on organic agriculture worldwide has started


The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, in collaboration with the and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) has now started the 15th survey on organic agriculture world-wide in September and it is almost completed. The data collection is supported by the...

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UK: Organic market shows signs of recovery, but land area falls


After several years of decline since 2008 due to the recession, the organic market in the UK is finally showing signs of recovery. In May 2013, new figures from Kantar Worldpanel revealed that organic sales through supermarkets had increased 1.6 percent over the previous three months.

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Denmark: Retail sales stable, strong increase of food service and catering


In 2012, in Denmark the organic market has remained stable compared with 2011; it is now at 885 million euros compared with 881 million in 2011 (excluding catering), according to data from Organic Denmark and Statistics Denmark.* However, the turnover in Food Service and catering increased by 16...

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Italy: Organic agricultural land and retail sales on the rise


Data on the organic and operators are provided by the Italian Information system for organic farming SINAB, which is based data from the authorised inspection bodies operating in Italy.


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East African Organic Conference in Tanzania in July 2013 a great success


"Sharing achievements made and lessons learned" was the theme of the conference, which was held in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania from Jula 2 to 4, 2013. It attracted almost 200 participants from 20 countries.

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New Zealand Organic Market Report 2012


The New Zealand Organic Market Report 2012 is the latest in a series of reports quantifying and describing the New Zealand organic sector. It provides the results of a census of organic product exporters, information from organic certifiers as well as surveys of the domestic market. It also includes...

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OrganicDataNetwork: Publications at Organic Eprints


A number of reports from the OrganicDataNetwork Project are now available online at the Organic Eprints Archive.


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Report of the Inaugural General Assembly of IFOAM Asia


Members of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) met in the Republic of Korea for the Inaugural General Assembly of IFOAM Asia.

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Call for papers: International Symposium on Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean region and products with designation of origin


The international conference on organic agriculture in the Mediterranean will be held from the 2nd to 4th of December in Agadir, Morocco. A further important topic of the conference is distinguishing the quality of agricultural products by guarantees of their origin. The symposium is organised by...

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Second Newsletter of the OrganicDataNetwork project


The second issue of the Newsletter of the OrganicDatatNetwork project is now online.


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Organic agriculture Serbia at a glance 2013


A new edition of "Organic agriculture Serbia at a glance" has been published. It contains a wealth of information about the development of the sector.

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New FAO publication "Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability"


The new FAO publication "Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and Sustainability" demonstrates that organic management can benefit people, the economy and ecosystems and that this can be achieved in Africa, where hunger and degradation stubbornly persist, despite decades of...

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Russian organic market continues to grow


According to a recent report of the Global Agriculture Information Network of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2012, organic sales in Russia reached 148 million US dollars, which is 7.8 percent growth compared to 2011. The report informs extensively about the situation in the...

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Canada's organic market now worth 3.7 billion Canadian dollars


Growth driven by broad-scale support of organic foods

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UK: Organic Market Report 2013


The 2013 Organic market report highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2012.It is published by the Soil Association

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Better organic data for Europe: project launches discussion forum on the problems of compiling organic market data


Media release of April 30, 2013, of the OrganicDataNetwork project

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Switzerland: Market grows by 5.3 percent in 2012


On April 10 the Swiss organic umbrella organisation Bio Suisse presented the latest data on organic agriculture in Switzerland.

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Eurostat database with new URL


Eurostat maintains a database with data on organic agriculture in the countries of the European Union, furthermore Norway and Switzerland.

Recently Eurostat has restructred its data tables, and all Eurostat data tables are now available in a neatly arranged data tree at http://epp.eurostat.ec.euro...

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Presentations from the BioFach session on the European market for organic food now online


The presentations at the session on the European Market for Organic Food, which was organised by the OrganicDataNetwork project are now online.


OrganicDataNetwork.net: Presentations


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Global organic agriculture and market: Presentations from the BioFach session now online


On February 13, 2013, the session "The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends" was held at the BioFach Congress 2013. Speakers were Markus Arbenz o the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Beate Huber of the Reseach Institute of Organic...

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Andre Leu: Launch of the Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM a significant milestone


Andre Leu, President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), gave the Opening Speech of Science Day during BioFach 2013, Nuremberg, Germany, February 15, 2013.

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New impulses for continued growth: FiBL and IFOAM present latest statistics on organic farming worldwide at BioFach


Sales now top US$ 60 billion for the first time


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Young Organics BioFach Camp 2013: "Connect inspire act – Share your actions for a future organic world!"


The Young Organics BioFach Camp takes place on Thursday, 14th February from 12:00 to 17:00 in Room Seoul (3rd floor of the NürngbergMesse congress building). Visitors will find a continuously updated pin board agenda at the congress info desk on the first floor.

Young organic and fair trade...

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Consultation for the review of the European policy on organic agriculture


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of the European policy on organic agriculture is running from January 15 to April 10, 2013. All citizens, organisations and public authorities who are concerned by a review of the European policy on organic agriculture are...

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New agreement between Canada and Switzerland on the recognition of equivalency for organic agricultural products


Canadian and Swiss organic producers will have increased opportunities to export their organic food products, and consumers in both countries will have more choices as the results of the Canada-Switzerland Organic Equivalency Arrangement reached on December 18, 2012.

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14th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" to be launched at BioFach


The 14th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" will be launched at BioFach 2013 at NürnbergMesse, Nuremberg, Germany. The presentation will be on February 13, 2013, from 2 to 2.45 pm, room St. Ptersburg.

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Canada: New Platform for Innovation in Organic Agriculture


Canada’s organic market continues to grow and broaden at the consumer level, and the organic area is increasing (840'000 hectares in 2011). Progress is also made in organic farming research.

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Science Day at BioFach 2013: Programme now available


The programme of Science Day is now available.

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