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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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