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  • 2014年08月01日

    UK: Organic September and Organic Beauty…

    Organic September 2014 is a great opportunity for all to get involved and communicate the benefits of organic. This year’s campaign will once again be using the Small Change, Big Difference marketing theme, encouraging consumers to make a small change in their everyday lives in order to make a big difference to food and farming. Retailers, farmers, growers and brandholders …

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  • 2014年08月01日

    IFOAM Organic Leadership Course Southeas…

    The next IFOAM Organic Leadership Course Southeast Asia will take place from September 2014 to May 2015. Applications are accepted now until 1 August 2014. The course format offers 150 hours of intensive training in a class of 20-25 participants. The first residential session will take place on 21 – 28 September 2014 on the Philippines. The second …

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  • 2014年07月31日

    Continued growth of organic sector prote…

    The key to effective agriculture that both sustains the environment and provides clean bounty is rich biodiversity. And a new study out of Germany has found that the organic sector is doing it best, utilizing an array of crop and habitat varieties that are helping to improve the land and protect vital pollinators like butterflies …

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  • 2014年07月31日

    Brazil to become a global organic food p…

    Over the past decade the South American nation has  become one of the most promising markets for organic and sustainable products, with exports rising from USD 9.5 million in 2005 to USD 130 million in 2013 and a projection of USD 150 million between 2014 and 2016, according to Ming Liu manager of Organics Brasil. …

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  • 2014年07月29日

    EU: Organic farming has grown rapidly

    The organic farming sector has grown rapidly over the past ten years, to about 500,000 new hectares every year, according to EU statistics. Both the number of organic farm holdings and area grew by more than half between 2003 and 2010. In 2011, the European Union had 9.6 million hectares of organic farming land. The …

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  • 2014年07月29日

    18th IFOAM Organic World Congress: 13-15…

    The Organic World Congress 2014 will involve a total of three tracks: Main Track, Scientific Track, and Practitioners’ Track, each exploring the global organic industry from numerous perspectives. In addition, a series of workshops will also be held highlighting the contributions various initiatives are making to the organic world. The aim of the congress and surrounding activities (pre-conference, …

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  • 2014年07月26日

    Thailand: Commerce Ministry supports exp…

    BANGKOK, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce inked an agreement with eight other agencies to support and promote the development of markets for organic products, aiming to double their export volume. Permanent Secretary for Commerce Chutima Boonyaprapat signed the agreement with the ministries of Agriculture and Cooperatives and Public Health, as well as the National Innovation Agency …

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  • 2014年07月25日

    Third West African Organic Conference in…

    The third West African Organic Conference will take place in Cotonou, Benin. The conference theme is Institutionalizing Ecological and Organic Agriculture in West Africa.   27.08.2014 to 29.08.2014 Location: Cotonou, Benin The main objective of the Third West African Organic Conference is to contribute to defining mechanisms to integrate the principles of organic and ecological …

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  • 2014年07月25日

    Natural and Organic Products Asia 2014

    The inaugural Natural & Organic Products Asia trade fair is being held in Hong Kong from 27–29 August 2014. The fair builds on the success of Europe’s leading natural and organic trade fair to promote sustainability, fair trade, ethical business and good health in Asia. The three-day event will be a platform for manufacturers, service providers, retailers, trading companies, healthcare professionals, health …

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  • 2014年07月25日

    Thailand moves forward with organic agri…

    Thailand’s Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has joined with the private and public sectors, as well as NGOs and academic sector to push forward with projects to promote more organic farming in the country. BAAC President Luck Wajananawat, along with community leaders and intellectuals, as well as organizations that promote organic agriculture held …

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  • 2014年07月22日

    Thailand: Organic & Natural Expo / …

    BANGKOK, -The Ministry of Commerce is organizing the 2014 Organic & Natural Expo to promote organic products. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend, resulting in a cash flow of more than 15 million baht. Mr. Boonyarith Kullayanamitr, the Inspector General of the Ministry of Commerce, said that the ministry is preparing to hold the …

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  • 2014年07月22日

    Uganda earns big from organic agricultur…

    Uganda has one of the fastest growing organic certified lands in Africa. The products grown organically and sourced from Uganda include cotton (lint, yarn and finished garments), coffee (Arabic and Robusta), sesame (simsim), dried fruit (pineapples, apple bananas, mangoes, jack-fruit), fresh fruits (pineapple, apple bananas, passion fruits, avocadoes, papaya (pawpaw), ginger), jack-fruit, vanilla, cocoa, fish, …

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  • 2014年07月22日

    BioFach America

    The international organic sector meets again from 18–20 September 2014 at BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC in the Baltimore Convention and Exhibition Center. At the organic trade show parallel to the Natural Products Expo East, companies from all over the world showcase organic raw materials and new and established organic products from the food …

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  • 2014年07月21日

    France’s organic market stabilises

    The organic market as a whole reached €4.5 billion in 2013.  Sales for domestic use increased by 9% whilst turnover in the mass catering sector stabilised (+1.8% compared to 2012).  A promising sector over the last few years that has seen it’s market double since 2009. School canteens are the number one mass catering establishments …

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  • 2014年07月16日

    Costa Rica promotes increased organic sa…

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The commercial sector of organic agriculture in Costa Rica has its eyes fixed to the growth that is taking place the French market, because this niche is one of the top in terms of trade in the European Union. And the demand for organic agriculture shows steady growth in …

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  • 2014年07月16日

    Mexico: Organic crops increase by 22% a …

    During the last decade, organic farming has proven to be a promising alternative for the Mexican countryside, going from 21,265 planted hectares to 512,246 and a production of about 750,000 tons per year. According to Juan Jose Linares, director of Standards and Food of the Ministry of Agriculture, even though the production of these products …

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  • 2014年07月14日

    Growing interest for organic products in…

    According to a Report on the Organic Market in the Czech Republic, organic sales have maintained an upward trend since 2011. In 2012, the Czech organic market grew by 6.7%, reaching 1.78 billion CZK. The share of organic food consumption, however, remains very low, at around 0.6-0.7%. Almost two-thirds of organic product consumers purchase them …

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  • 2014年07月04日

    Sonnenhausen: Bio Conference Hotel on Ba…

    Charm, character and the immediacy of nature are not the only reasons why people opt for the Sonnenhausen estate: in addition to excellent organic cuisine and growing its own organic vegetables, Sonnenhausen offers a professional service for conferences and private parties. Every year around 20,000 guests come to Sonnenhausen, of whom 12,000 stay for several …

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  • 2014年07月04日

    IFOAM EU Group: 8th European C…

    The 8th IFOAM EU Group’s European Organic Congress will take place in Bari, Italy, from 10 – 12 September 2014. Implementing innovative ecological solutions for farmers and rural communities will be in the focus of the congress. OriginalThe 8th IFOAM EU Group’s European Organic Congress will take place in Bari, Italy, from 10 – 12 …

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  • 2014年07月02日

    USA: Vermont expects to be sue…

    On 8 May 2014, the Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin, has signed the GMO labeling bill H.112. This law will require food manufacturers to label GE foods beginning in July 2016. On the same day, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued a statement in response, claiming that the new law would be “critically flawed and …

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  • 2014年06月26日

    The future of the (Andean) quinoa market

    Held at BioFach 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany was a seminar and discussion on the future of the (Andean) quinoa market, convened by the Netherlands CBI – Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries – led by Eva Smulder of CBI. About 50 people from around the world, including processors, traders, and consultants involved …

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