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Elworld Agro India: Friend of the farmer

International_EN, Asia

25.09.2018 Editor

In 2016, Satyendra Dwivedi has founded an organic food production company called Elworld Agro. Within only two years, he was able to win over 2000 partners – thanks to his company’s farmer-friendly pricing model.


Bio Fach South East Asia: Successful premiere in Bangkok

International_EN, Asia

30.08.2018 Editor

Last month, the first BioFach South East Asia took place in Bangkok, Thailand. Now, the exhibition's organizers as well as the exhibitors offered a positive summary of the event.


Vietnam: Organic exports for the global market

International_EN, Asia

25.07.2018 Editor

Annually, people in Vietnam eat organic food worth about 1.7 million euros as the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA) as agroberichtenbuitenland.nl reports. As yet, the EU has certified almost 80 national companies producing organic food and beverage goods, among others, TH True Milk, Luong Quoi rice, Betrimex, Vinamit and Vinamilk, ST24 rice.


Asian Summit tackles sustainable packaging and ingredients

International_EN, Asia

13.07.2018 Editor

Hosted in Singapore on 4-5th September, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will feature sustainable packaging, ingredients, and marketing.


Biofach China: Fair and conference - two successful events

International_EN, Asia

12.07.2018 Editor

The 262 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions attracted 16,787 visitors at 12th edition of Biofach China.


India: Bangalore Organic Mart - Savayeva Santhe

International_EN, Asia

02.07.2018 Editor

Bangalore is the organic hub of India and has the highest sales of organic food products as well as the largest number of organic outlets growing at the rate of 35-40% per year.


India: Uttarakhand with a law for organic

International_EN, Asia

01.06.2018 Editor

The government of  the North Indian state Uttarakhand will soon bring in  a law to  give organic farming a legal backing, writes the Hindustan Times. The reason is a big demand for organic products in the domestic and foreign markets.


Nature Bio Foods setting up subsidaries in USA and the Netherlands

International_EN, Asia

28.05.2018 Editor

Haryana-headquartered organic and fairtrade company, Nature Bio-Foods (NBFL) Limited, which contributes 10% to India’s per year, has announced the launch of two international wholly owned subsidiaries.


India-produced organic shrimp will cater for EU market

International_EN, Asia

25.05.2018 Editor

During the India International Seafood Show held in Goa in January 2018, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with M/s Coop Cooperative, Switzerland, for the development of organic aquaculture in India with an objective to tap the growing EU market for organic marine products.


Organic fashion: GOTS India Seminar 2018

International_EN, Asia

18.05.2018 Editor

GOTS India Seminar 2018 is the third event in India organized by the Global Organic Textile Standard organisation (GOTS). Earlier events in Mumbai and New Delhi were highly appreciated by participants and industry informs the organiser. The main topic this time will be sustainability.


India: Food regulator plans a GMO label

International_EN, Asia

15.05.2018 Editor

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made a proposal to labal all packaged food products containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients.


Tea in shortage

International_EN, Asia

08.05.2018 Jochen Bettzieche

Drought, strikes and unrests limit the choice in the tea shelves. Rooibos and Darjeeling are particularly affected by the consequences. While the deficiency will continue for the also called bush tea or redbush tea, recovery is in sight for Darjeeling tea from India (see our earlier report).

 


The Green Path Project: an Indian flagship model

International_EN, Asia

17.04.2018 Karin Heinze

The South Indian social entrepreneur Mr H.R. Jayaram started his organic journey two decades ago. His visionary ideas and his passion for organic farming and ecological solutions made him start an organic farm, an organic shop, an eco hotel, an eco retreat and an eco experience center with a big organic store and restaurant. He is convinced: „Organic is essential for the world today." Watch the video of Sukrishi organic farm and the interview with Jayaram. Learn more about the Organic Experience Center "Organic State" in Bangalore.


Biofach China: Business platform and innovation workshop

International_EN, Asia

05.04.2018 Editor

The international organic sector will meet for the 12th edition of Biofach China from 24 to 26 May 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). About 480 exhibitors and about 18,000 visitors are expected from all around the world.


China submits new maximum residue limits for pesticides in food to the WTO

International_EN, Asia

03.04.2018 Editor

As we can see from the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report by the American Department of Agriculture (USDA), the People's Republic of China has recently submitted an extensive list of pesticides with corresponding maximum residue limits (MRLs) to the the World Trade Organization (WTO). 


Organic India: shape of things

International_EN, Asia

27.03.2018 Editor

A strong regulatory framework and multiple policy initiatives lay the foundation for the rapid development of the organic foods sector in India in the coming years. With the surge in demand for organic foods, and the subsequent influx of new products into the market, organic certification has become crucial to ensure quality and prevent fraud and mislabelling. Certification develops confidence amongst consumers about the product’s genuineness as Organic. It also certifies that the product does not contain any non-organic ingredients and that it complies with the organic production standards laid out by regulatory authorities. Let us take a look at the certification processes in India for organic products.


Sikkim bans entry of non-organic foods

International_EN, Asia

27.03.2018 Editor

Consolidating its organic stance further, the government of Sikkim has recently announced a ban on the supply of all perishable vegetables, mangoes and bananas into the state, from March 31 onwards.


China´s organic market growth and 12th BioFach in Shanghai

International_EN, Asia

13.03.2018 Editor

The Chinese organic market is the 4th biggest worldwide. This year the 12th edition of BioFach China will be held from May 24 to 26, 2018 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.


UAE: organic shelf space expands by 60%

International_EN, Asia

06.02.2018 Editor

In the Middle East, the interest in organic food is growing. According to new research from Mintel, the shelf space given over to organic food in the United Arabic Emirates has grown by 60% in the last four years.


India: state of Uttarakhand to become another organic state

International_EN, Asia

05.02.2018 Editor

With a budget of 1,500 mn Rupees (more than 23,5 mn US$) the National Government will support organic farming for the next three years in Uttarakhand.


Nature Bio Foods India: Organic plus Fairtrade

International_EN, Asia

09.01.2018 Editor

Nature Bio-Foods Ltd (NBF), a pioneer in organic food grains since 1997, has taken great initiative to bring sustainability to small and marginal farms through organic agriculture production in combination with the world’s highest ethical standards from Faitrade International, Germany and their FLO-Cert Fairtrade standard. It has been promoting organic agriculture in India for the last 20 years and placed India on the international list of leading standard organic food and ingredients suppliers in line with countries like Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Belgium, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Middle Eastern countries. Watch the video interview with Nature Bio Foods CEO Tapan Ray.


India: Organic & Millets 2018- International Trade Fair

International_EN, Asia

09.01.2018 Editor

Organic & Millets 2018 trade fair will take place on 19th - 21st January 2018 in Bangalore South India. The exhibition from leading companies in organic agribusiness and state goverments offers B2B Meetings, B2C events, international and domestic Buyers Delegation, International Conference and Farmers Workshop.


BioFach Indien und India Organic: Info- und Business-Plattform

International_EN, Asia

08.01.2018 Karin Heinze

Die BioFach India mit India Organic (BIIO) fand parallel zum IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) vom  9. bis 11. November 2017 im Messezentrum India Expo Mart (IEML) in Greater Noida, bei Neu Delhi, statt. Damit war die Doppelmesse ein herausragender Treffpunkt für die internationale Bio-Branche. Die 184 Aussteller der 9. BioFach begrüßten 9.645 Fachbesucher auf dem dreitägigen Event. Sowohl Aussteller als auch Besucher profitierten von den Synergieeffekten der gleichzeitig stattfindenden Veranstaltungen und machten sie zu einem internationalen Bio-Mega-Event. Im Video erleben Sie das Messegeschehen und die Interviews informieren über die Entwicklung des Marktes.


Singapore: First Sustainable Foods Summit Asia-Pacific successful

International_EN, Asia

04.01.2018 Editor

The premier Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in Singapore a few weeks ago, bringing together about 100 senior executives from the regional food industry. Discussions centered on sustainability developments, organic market potential, health impacts, and food ingredients.


Indian Food Security Authority released unified regulation on organic foods

International_EN, Asia

02.01.2018 Editor

During the 19th Organic World Congress the Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched the Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations 2017, along with the ‘Jaivik Bharat’ Logo and “Indian Organic Integrity Database Portal.”


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