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Last year 3 tons of organic mangoes selected for export out of 324 tons total

Bangladesh: Organic mango farmers overlooked for exports

Orchardists in the Bangladesh region of Rajshahi are feeling quite uneasy because of the perplexing government attitude towards the export of organic mangoes. Organic mango growers in the region had invested earnestly to improve cultivation methods. They were originally prodded by an industry crisis several.....

Organic greenhouse vegetables: “Demand surpasses supply”

In recent years, the sales of organic products within Europe and the Netherlands have increased. More supermarkets are choosing to have organic vegetables in their range. With a stable Dutch area and a growing market, this has had positive results for prices.“This year we were often asked about organic.....

Unexpectedly huge interest in organic grape cultivation in South Africa

South Africa has approximately 650 table grape producers, almost all of which are conventional growers. More than 150 of them, or 20%, attended a conference on May 10th on the opportunities for organic grape cultivation in South Africa. The conference, held in Stellenbosch, was organized by Eosta, a leading.....

U.S. Organic Cranberry Market - Key findings and insights

IndexBox, an AI-based market research publisher , has just published a new report, called "U.S. Organic Cranberry Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025".Some key findings are summed up here.The organic cranberry market turned upward after a notable decline Overall, the US organic food market has developed.....

Italy: Organic productions set to occupy 30% of the market

A lot of people attended the "Bio: la crescita del settore e la nuova normativa per le sementi" convention organised by Assosementi, Federbio and Convase at the University of Bologna. In 2021, the new regulation concerning organic produce will become effective. Italian producers are however dissatisfied with.....

Technology sponsor named for 2018 Organic Grower Summit

The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) has announced Western Growers will again serve as the Ag Technology sponsor for this year’s event. As the Ag Technology sponsor, Western Growers will help coordinate the attendance of technology companies as exhibitors, and help facilitate elements of the technology area at the.....

United States

First quarter organic sales start strong in 2018

Organic fresh produce sales started the year strong with eight percent dollar and volume growth compared to the first quarter of 2017, according to the Organic Produce Network (OPN). Organic packaged salads remain the category driver, responsible for 19 percent of all organic fresh produce sales. Behind.....

Launch of organic colour inductor for red grapes

Grapes are grown practically all over the world. For its part, Mexico produces table grapes, industrial grapes and raisins, and the state of Sonora accounts for about 70% of the national production.In the international markets, grapes must undergo strict phytosanitary controls and meet high standards of.....

Poland: Council for Organic Farming established

The Council for Organic Farming has been appointed as an advisory body to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. It consists of representatives of organizations representing organic producers, researchers, consulting firms and certification bodies, as well as other entities working for the.....

Claude Gruffat elected President of Natexbio

Claude Gruffat, 60, was elected President of Natexbio (the federation of organic and ecological processing and distribution companies) on the 9th April. A front runner for the organic market in France and President off Biocoop since 2004, Claude Gruffat will take over from Benoit Soury who has been at the head.....

Winter weather made shipping and delivery difficult

Tough year for some South American organic banana growers

In an “unusual” year for some Central American bananas, growers have had a tough time supplying their customer’s needs consistently. However, small-scale farmers in Peru have been able to supply and export 52 weeks a year to the global market.Alternative organic banana suppliers such as Equal Exchange, which.....

Convenience trend doesn’t play its part in organic fresh produce assortment yet

Dutch supermarket chain Plus recently made its organic fresh assortment into a showpiece of the fresh produce departments in their shops. Their own consumer research shows consumers enjoy easy-to-find sustainable organic food. That’s why Plus combined organic fresh produce in one department two years ago, and.....

Poland to enforce tougher rules on organic food

Poland is set to enforce tougher rules on organic food from 2021, attempting to encourage a higher quality of produce and to increase production. The new policy follows a reform of EU rules on the organic farming system (which must still be formally approved by the Council of EU Ministers). These changes will.....

Argentina already has an organic seed production center

The Ministry of Agribusiness of the Nation stated that the first Organic Seed Production Center in the country was already working.The facility was inaugurated in Las Termas de Río Hondo (Santiago del Estero) and was developed through inter-institutional work carried out by the Ministry of Agricultural.....

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Organic acreage has grown by 7,266 hectares

The organically cultivated agricultural acreage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern grew in 2017 by 7,266 hectares to a total of 139,469 hectares. Over the past three years, organic acreage has increased by more than 20,000 hectares. This was reported in a statement given by the Minister for Agriculture and Environment,.....

Spain: Launch of first bottled fresh organic coconut water

The Spanish company COCO WILSON has launched the only 100%, bottled, fresh organic coconut water on the market, produced from the exclusive Nam-Hom variety. This certified organic beverage, presented in a 240 ml format, is characterised by a unique, sweet and floral flavour and has the unparalleled health.....

Italy: Probios organic spreadable products

"At a time when organic, vegetarian and vegan food has caught the attention of retailers and large food groups, we believe it's important to stand out. It's not enough to choose organic products, as attention to well-balanced recipes and the origin of raw materials is just as important," explained Probios.....

First nectarines and peaches available in Germany from mid-May

Greek organic stone fruit season about to start

The European harvest season of stone fruit is beginning successively. After the start of the Spanish supply, the first batches from other Mediterranean areas will soon arrive on the German market. In Greece, the producers are currently in the preparatory phase of the new crop year and are expected to shift the.....

Costa Rica presents its ecological agriculture experiences to the world

At an event organized by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome from April 3, 5,760 people from all over the world learned about the way Costa Rican farmers produce their own bio inputs.Rolando Tencio Camacho, an official of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, said that the.....

Petition to Dutch Parliament

Eosta: ‘No VAT on organic food’

On behalf of 80,000 concerned citizens and 150 health food stores, Volkert Engelsman of Eosta/Nature & More handed over the petition “No VAT on organic” to the Dutch parliament earlier this week. “Consumers who buy organic products are saving the government and tax payers money. By lowering the VAT on.....

More organic product available for processing in the Netherlands

Thanks to an ever-increasing group of organic growers, there’s more room for the processing industry on this market. Volumes are getting larger, and because of that, more is available to the larger processing companies. Bioorganic Holland BV recently added vacuum-packed products to their range. With this, the.....

Kerala, India

Police are also farmers, at Ambalavayal police station

Police officials at Ambalavayal police station are not doing one, but two jobs. They have proven that apart from maintaining law and order in society, they are quite good farmers, cultivating organic vegetables at police station. Over 40 types of vegetables are cultivated on the fields near the police station......

Kerala, India

Solar powered Cochin International Airport grows vegetables

After becoming world’s first fully solar powered airport, the Cochin International Airport of India Ltd (CIAL) is now the only airport in the world where vegetables are also grown in large quantities.The country’s first corporate airport has had a massive yield of vegetables in the free grounds under the solar.....

ZVG calls for uniform regulations for ground-based greenhouse cultivation in the EU

Last Thursday, the European Parliament passed an amendment to the EU Organic Regulations, which will apply starting January 2021. For horticulture in particular the rules around organic pot plant production and the regulation of greenhouse cultivation is of great importance. The Central Association of.....

Coming into force from 1 January 2021

Europe approves new regulations for organic production and labelling

After a long process, the new regulations on organic production and labelling were approved last week in the European Parliament.Europarliament negotiator Martin Häusling (The Greens of Germany) explained in a press conference that "this regulation offers clarity and certainty to both producers and consumers.....

Dirk Salentin, biofruit GmbH:

"We want organic quality to become the standard within gastronomy"

Last week at Flamersheim Castle in Euskirchen was all about exclusive enjoyment. Celebrity chefs, top winemakers, fine restaurateurs, gourmets and connoisseurs presented fine food and drink as well as new cooking trends within the framework of the Eifel Gourmet Festival. The biofruit company from Düren was.....