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Biofach and Vivaness attract around 50,000 visitors

World, World

19.02.2018 Editor

"Best atmosphere among 3,218 exhibitors and around 50,000 visitors", Nürnberg Messe announced at the end of the four days of the fair on Saturday late in the afternoon.


PGS: initiatives in more than 60 countries

World, World

11.01.2018 Editor

IFOAM – Organics International is collecting worldwide data on Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) in a bi-annually global survey. PGS are recognized in a national organic regulation Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mexico and India.


IFOAM Organic World Congress: global meeting of the movement

World, World

21.12.2017 Karin Heinze

It was a global organic event in India last month. Almost 2,500 delegates from 121 countries plus more than 7,000 day visitors attended the 19th IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC). More than 1,000 farmers joined the organic mega event in Delhi/ Greater Noida and discussed topics concerning agriculture innovations, techniques, trends, challenges, success stories and other key issues of the sector. The motto of the OWC was „An Organic World through an Organic India.“ Every fifth organic farmer in the world lives in India. Read the summary and watch a video with impressions and statements.


Mintel: key trends for 2018

World, World

20.12.2017 Editor

Mintel has identified five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market in 2018. They include transparency, traceability, self-care, and scientifically engineered ingredients.


Gates Foundation lobbies for gene drive

World, World

08.12.2017 Editor

As documents published earlier this week show, an international campaign is underway behind the scenes to pave the way for the release of genetically engineered insects and mammals, carrying a so-called gene drive.


Sikkim: An organic vision becomes reality

World, World

05.12.2017 Karin Heinze

Sikkim, a small northeastern Himalayan state between Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan that boarders China in the North, made an important decision in 2010. Chief Minister Sri Pawan Chamling had a visionary goal: he wanted to place the state’s entire agriculture land under organic management. To achieve his goal, Chamling launched the Sikkim Organic Mission and within 15 years, the entire agriculture process was converted to organic, and Sikkim was declared “Organic State“ in 2016. This is a worldwide lighthouse example for further conversion of lands towards a 100% organic status. Watch the Video.


BioFach global analysis: organic industry continues upward trend

World, World

28.11.2017 Editor

The global organic market is nearing USD 90bn in turnover and is developing in the right direction with excellent future prospects. The growth rates are particularly high in North America and northern Europe.The analysis of sales in the USA and European countries shows a double digit growth in 2016. A bright future awaits the organic industry, explains NurembergMesse the organiser of the BioFach, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food. The organic industry will next come together at the exhibition that takes place in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February 2018.


IFOAM: organic agriculture to combat climate change

World, World

14.11.2017 Editor

At the moment, presided over by the Government of Fiji, the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, is still ongoing. With reference to the event, IFOAM – Organics International calls upon the participating parties to concentrate on mitigating the consequences of climate change people have to face who actually contributed least to the problems.


IFOAM: Nachfolger für Präsident und Geschäftsführer gesucht

World, World

03.11.2017 Redaktion

Am 12. November 2017 wird auf der Generalversammlung der IFOAM – Organics International in Neu Delhi ein neuer Präsident gewählt. Ein halbes Jahr später steht außerdem der Wechsel des Geschäftsführers bevor.


IFOAM: new President and new Executive Director coming

World, World

31.10.2017 Editor

On the General Assembly of IFOAM – Organics International in New Delhi, a new World Board and a new President will be elected. Half a year later, there will be also a change of Executive Director. Succession planning is ongoing.


OWC: biggest organic farming event on the planet

World, World

31.10.2017 Karin Heinze

The Organic World Congress (OWC) is a global forum for organic farming and organic agriculture. It is coming to India for the first time in 40 years and will take place from 9-11 November 2017 Greater Noida, New Delhi. The event will play a critical role in strengthening the world organic farming movement and tilting India’s agricultural. According to the organizers the OWC will welcome around 3,000 delegates from 110 countries. As a parallel event BioFach India together with India Organic Trade Fair will take place at the same venue.


Growing number of EU governments oppose re-approval of glyphosate

World, World

26.10.2017 Karin Heinze

The political and public opposition to glyphosate is growing in Europe. Yesterday representatives of governments have again rejected the Commission’s proposal for a ten year renewal of the licence for glyphosate. A final vote has been postponed to November.


Countdown for the Organic World Congress

World, World

24.10.2017 Editor

The countdown for the 19th Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International is running. From 9 - 12 November it will take place in Noida (New Delhi).


Monsanto in trouble

World, World

24.10.2017 Karin Heinze

Monsanto is in trouble for many reasons. Among others, the authorization of Monsanto’s flagship Roundup and its ingredient glyphosate is expiring in the EU by the end of this year. More and more weeds are resistant to Roundup. Monsanto’s ‘solution’ to this problem, another very toxic herbicide Dicamba, turns out to be a complete failure. The Monsanto Tribunal last fall in The Hague and court cases have been exposing the way Monsanto works, and this helps to inspire others to show the true cost of Monsanto’s business. Films and books were released too.


Report: international organic fruits and vegetables markets till 2020

World, World

23.10.2017 Editor

The international market research Markets & Markets says in a recent study that the global market for organic fruits and vegetables is projected to reach USD 62.97 Billion by 2020.


IFOAM launches its new strategic plan

World, World

06.10.2017 Editor

After two years of discussion internally and with stakeholders, IFOAM - Organics International launches its new strategic plan.


IFOAM Organics International launched Policy Toolkit

World, World

27.09.2017 Editor

For the first time ever, a complete global overview of policies supporting organic agriculture has been compiled, and tools for advocates and policy-makers are now available in the ‘Global Policy Toolkit on Public Support to Organic Agriculture’.


One World Award: most important 
for the global organic movement

World, World

26.09.2017 Editor

Nearly 700 guests from all parts of the world came to Rapunzel´s headquarter for the One World Award gala. IFOAM Organics International praises the One World Award as most important award for the global organic movement. 


Breakthrough study shows organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change

World, World

18.09.2017 Editor

A new research by The Organic Center and Northeastern University proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere and helps to fight climate change.


Ecovia Intelligence: Future Outlook for Sustainable Sourcing

World, World

29.08.2017 Editor

One of the most difficult issues associated with sustainable sourcing is whether companies should adopt third party standards or develop in-house schemes. Recent developments suggest the pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing schemes, says Ecovia Intelligence.


BioFach India/ India Organic together with the 19th Organic World Congress

World, World

03.08.2017 Editor

The ninth edition of BioFach India together with India Organic trade fairs will be held concurrently with the Organic World Congress of IFOAM Organics International from 9th-11th November 2017 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, U.P. (Delhi)

 

 


Fall in the price of cocoa – but not of organic cocoa

World, World

01.08.2017 Leo Frühschütz

The producer price of cocoa has fallen by 40 % within one year. It is currently hovering between 1,800 and 1,900 US dollars per tonne. That's 1,600 to 1,700 euros – not enough for the cocoa farmers to live on. Do organic producers get more? Organic-Market.info asked organic cocoa importers and suppliers this question.


Organic World Congress: GOTS will be at the Pre-Conference program

World, World

31.07.2017 Editor

‘Social Compliance Issues in Organic Textiles Supply Chain’ will be the topic of a one day conference that is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 8th November 2017 in New Delhi, India.


IFOAM Annual Report 2016 is published

World, World

31.07.2017 Editor

‘Powered by People’ is the title of the recently published IFOAM Annual Report 2016. It summarizes general information about the worldwide organic movement and countless actions of IFOAM staff, World Board, ambassadors, volunteers, self-organized-structures, members and like-minded partners.


FiBL report on Voluntary Sustainability Standards

World, World

12.07.2017 Editor

The new report "State of Sustainable Markets 2017: Statistics and Emerging Trends", covering 14 Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), shows continued growth across all products and all standards. To strengthen the data collection efforts  FiBL signed a cooperation agreement with ISEAL Alliance.


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