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Bolivia made $313 million from organic products

The export of 188,000 tons of five organic foods in 2017 generated 313 million dollars for the Bolivian economy. The main five foodstuffs exported are: chestnut, quinoa, banana, chia and beans.According to the 2017 Bolivian Economy Report, the main export markets were South America, North America, Europe and.....

Data published on German organic farming 2017

Germany: "Organic farming, the upward trend continues"

Organic farming in Germany again grew significantly in 2017. This continues the positive trend. The organic acreage has grown by 9.7 percent. The number of organic farms has also increased, by 8.3 percent. This is evident from the annual reports on organic farming, that are available to the Federal Ministry of.....

France launches plan to increase organic acreage

The French government is aiming for 15% of agricultural acreage to be organic by 2022 (compared to 6.5% currently), however the financing has raised doubts amongst some associations and syndicates. The Plan Ambition Bio 2022 will make aid for farmers converting to organic production more comprehensible. The.....

Spain: Semillas Fitó launch new range of organic varieties

The strong growth of the organic market is a reality that has already brought sales worth 33,500 million Euro per year in Europe (2016 data), with average expenditure per consumer amounting to more than 40 Euro per year and an exponential growth. Since 2000, sales have increased by almost 400% and the acreage.....

Spain: Agroponiente expects its organic production to increase by 20%

Grupo Agroponiente has held its usual annual meeting with organic producers in order to take stock of the campaign and announce some forecasts for the next. There have also been training talks on issues related to this sector, which is growing constantly and recording steady increases in the demand in both.....

Siem van der Valk, BioWorld:

"Difficult market for organic greenhouse tomatoes due to rise in German acreage"

There has been an increase in the acreage used for German organic greenhouse vegetable cultivation. This has affected the sales of these Dutch products. "Until recently, German retail chains were filling their entire range of greenhouse vegetable varieties with products from the Netherlands. Now, they have.....

Growing the right micro green mix in geothermal greenhouses

The production of greenhouse-grown micro greens in Oregon is progressing smoothly, as you might expect from greenhouse production. But the one at Fresh Green Organic Garden is a little different because the company uses geothermal energy to power its greenhouses, helping to reduce emissions and energy costs......

Russian Forum: Demand for organic products bigger than supply

Last year, demand for organic products grew by 15%, while production increased by only 10%. This consumption trend was noted by the executive director of the National Organic Union, Oleg Mironenko, during the recently held Forum on Organic Agriculture."Previously, production was ahead of consumption, but now.....

Spain: Murcia, a national leader in acreage devoted to organic production

There are already 4,307 hectares devoted to the cultivation of citrus fruits, fruit trees and vegetables in Campo de Cartagena and Campo de Murcia, in the area of ​​influence of the Mar Menor.The Region of Murcia has 80,776 hectares of organic crops produced by 2,959 growers. The Region is.....

Danish company sees promise in 'souping'

Danish company Tasteful Foods, based in Copenhagen, is all about sourcing tasty bestsellers to introduce into the Scandinavian market, and this time, it's all about 'souping'. The company has announced that they are launching ready to drink cold soups, which are 100% organic and plant based."We came up with.....

Ukrainian organic horticulture has huge potential

There is a lot of potential for the development of organic horticulture in Ukraine. This is thanks to the vast tracts of unused land. Ukrsadprom, a federation of Ukranian growers, says their country currently uses only 5,3% of the 7,4 million hectares of land that is suitable for organic farming.There is an.....

More acreage devoted to vegetables

Spain: Organic acreage grew by 3.1% in 2017

The acreage devoted to organic farming in Spain has reached 2,082,000 hectares, 3.1% more than in 2016. Spain thus remains the number one country in the European Union when it comes to agricultural acreage devoted to organic crops and one of the five most important in the world.The Ministry of Agriculture,.....

Organics exports from New Zealand on the rise

Exports of organic products from New Zealand are now worth $335 million annually; 42% more than three years ago. Domestic market sales also rose, to $254 million, bringing total sales to just on $600 million.Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) last week unveiled the results of its three-yearly survey at a.....

Tomato pool: South Korea's tomato festival

Children are seeing red after playing in a pool of tomatoes, installed for the Gwangju Toechon Tomato Festival in South Korea. The festival kicked off in Toechon (Gyeonggi Province) on Friday and lasted the whole weekend. It aims at promoting organic tomatoes grown in Toechon.Source: news.cgtn.com

One thousand Danish growers want to switch to organic

More than one thousand Danish growers have requested to switch to organic production, according to figures from the Danish Ministry of Food and Environment. “The organic production is rapidly growing in Denmark, and Danish supermarkets are ahead of the rest of the world in selling organic products. I’m happy.....

Ukraine's organic agriculture has great potential

Ukraine has a great potential for developing organic agriculture due to the large area of unused land suitable for organic farming. Ukrsadprom, an association of Ukrainian gardeners, said their country currently uses only 5.3 percent of the 7.4 million hectares suitable for organic farming.The increasing.....

Spain: More Almeria-based growers cultivate organic melons

The reduction of the acreage devoted to ​​melons in Almeria has been no secret for a long time. Sources from the sector have given all kinds of explanations about why this may be happening. They claim that the varietal development has not been optimal, that other producing areas are putting.....

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Koppert Cress partnership in Colombia

On June 15, 2018, a license agreement was signed between Koppert Cress and the Botero-González family in Medellín, Colombia. According to this agreement, this family will produce various types of Cress (micro greens) and ‘Specialties’. All these products will be offered under the brand Koppert Cress, assuring.....

Chile: Organic production of blueberries for the southern zone

The North American market restricts the access of Chilean blueberries from the regions of O'Higgins, Maule, and Bio Bio. The United States requires that the Chilean fresh blueberries be fumigated before being exported to that country due to the presence of the Lobesia Botrana or the grapevine moth in the.....