Bioland and FNAB strengthen cooperation

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

27.04.2017 Editor

Bioland and the French organic growers association FNAB are seeking closer collaboration.

Tribunal: Monsanto violates human rights

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

27.04.2017 Editor

The role of changing value chains in a sustainable food system

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

14.04.2017 Editor

In June 2016, a conference was organised by the Sustainable Food System Programme together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The results have now been published.

IFOAM: Pesticides a global human rights concern; call for a new treaty

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

07.04.2017 Editor

IFOAM Organics International recently reported on the demand of two UN experts that dangerous pesticides used in agriculture should be regulated and phased out and should be replaced by sustainable farming techniques.

USA: Sonny Perdue, agribusiness and the future of American agriculture

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

06.04.2017 Editor

In recent articles, Friends of the Earth (FOE) have drawn attention to the strong opposition to the nomination of Sonny Perdue as the head of the USDA.

EU: Member states still reject GM agriculture

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

06.04.2017 Editor

At the end of March IFOAM EU published a press statement explaining the rejection by the EU member states of GMO for the second time this year.

Roundup – carcinogenic or not?

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

05.04.2017 Editor

Has evidence that Roundup causes cancer been suppressed? Collusion on the part of Monsanto and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?

USA: Organic Farming Research Foundation´s report on challenges of organic farming

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

03.04.2017 Editor

In the USA the demand for organic food is growing rapidly and there is a need for more research so that farmers can deal with the special difficulties and problems that accompany practising organic agriculture


Organic Monitor Re-launched as Ecovia Intelligence

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

22.03.2017 Editor

This month sees Organic Monitor changing its name to  Ecovia Intelligence. Well known in the organic world for its focus on ethical and sustainable development, Organic Monitor was founded in 2001 to assist operators in the organic products industry by providing business intelligence.

An award waiting to be won

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

21.03.2017 Editor

Every three years IFOAM - Organics International and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) honour the excellent work of organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA).

Textile Sustainability Conference 2016 taking place in Germany

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

16.07.2016 Editor

Textile Exchange (TE) has announced details of its annual Textile Sustainability Conference which this year takes place in Hamburg, Germany from the 4th to 7th of October.

The textile guide: How to minimize environmental and social impacts

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

13.07.2016 Editor

Earlier in July, the 5th edition of a unique, printed guide to global textile standards, labels and legislation came out.

Farewell to Elisabeth Mercier from Agency Bio

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

11.07.2016 Editor

On July 1st, Florent Guhl, 48 years old, will take over the Directorate of Agence BIO in France. This is the farewell to Elisabeth Mercier.

Empowering small farmers and advocating for their interests

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

08.07.2016 Editor

IFAD Annual report 2015 has recently been published in order to explain about their work, investments and results.

IFOAM 2015 Annual Report

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

16.06.2016 Editor

The title of the 2015 Annual Report, ‘Into the Future’, reflects the journey that the IFOAM is committed to with Organic 3.0 – The Next Phase of Organic Development.

10th IFOAM EU Organic Congress - all links

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

01.06.2016 Editor

Find the links to all articles from the 10th IFOAM EU Organic Congress at one place. Click here and you as a IFOAM EU member will get free access to all articles for 3 months.

Organic farmers urge EU-Commission to ban patents on seeds

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

18.05.2016 Editor

Today, a symposium on patents and plant breeders’ rights will be hosted by the Dutch Minister for Agriculture. IFOAM EU welcomes the Dutch Presidency initiative and urges the Commission to take concrete, legal action to put an end to patents on seeds.

IFOAM EU: New board elected

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

05.04.2016 Editor

Building on the strength of increasing influence and recognition for its strong advocacy work in Brussels, the IFOAM EU membership elected a new board at its 8th General Assembly in Amsterdam yesterday.

Projects to revitalize agricultural soils

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

28.03.2016 Editor

According to the recent United Nations report, Status of the World’s Soil Resources, the world can ameliorate soil degradation if more sustainable practices are promptly implemented.

Record attendance at the Organic Center’s Annual Benefit Dinner

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

23.03.2016 Editor

A record-setting crowd of more than 650 organic visionaries, activists, and business executives gathered enthusiastically earlier this month in Anaheim, California, at The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner.

Fairtrade Foundation looking for more partners

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

21.03.2016 Editor

The Fairtrade Foundation will increase its investment in business innovation between 2016 - 2020.

European organic market grew to more than 26 billion euros in 2014

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

23.02.2016 Karin Heinze

In 2014, the European organic market grew by approximately 7.6 percent to a value of more than 26 billion euros.  This is shown by the latest data provided by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and others.

Organic 3.0 progressing well

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

14.02.2016 Horst Fiedler

We’re successful, but we’re still a niche industry."This is how IFOAM managing director Markus Arbenz at the BioFach Organic 3.0 Congress described the worldwide effort being put into organic agriculture and sustainable consumption.


Organic Academy Leadership Course Europe

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

10.02.2016 Editor

IFOAM - Organics International recently announced the fourth edition of the European Organic Academy Leadership Course.

IFOAM EU: European Organic Congress in April

Associations/Institutions, Associations/Institutions

04.02.2016 Editor

IFOAM EU is celebrating its 10th European Organic Congress in the Netherlands 4 - 6 April 2016 discussing ways to profile organic as a leading solution.

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