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Organic


Italy: Alce Nero, La Linea Verde and Brio create Alce Nero Fresco

"Actions are what changes the world. We do not consider organic products just as a marketing strategy, but actually as one of the essential requirements for a different world, one that safeguards both the environment and people," explains Lucio Cavazzoni, President of Alce Nero Spa, during the press conference.....

Organic potatoes damaged by heavy rain and potato beetles

Especially in the Northern parts of Germany, the largest production area of organic potatoes nationwide, there were rainfalls of more than 100 liters per square meter, causing severe damage. At the same time, the potato beetle which is attacking weakened plants, is gaining ground.The very few organic remedies,.....

"We may be the most experienced organic marketer in the area"

Spain: Organic mangoes with a better commercial window

The harvest of Granada's first organic Kent mangoes is expected for October and that of the Keitt for early November."This year, the heat waves in late March and mid-April, followed by a drop in temperatures, caused the flowering to be shorter than usual, so we expect a slight reduction of the avocado.....

Organic Produce Summit, July 12-13 in Monterey, CA

Launch of organic single wrapped microwaveable potato

Fresh Solutions Network announces that it will be launching its new Side Delights® Farmer’s Table® Organic Russet single wrapped, microwaveable potato – a line extension to the Farmer’s Table Organic potato line up. The launch will take place at the Organic Produce Summit trade show, July 12-13, 2017 in.....

Jan Groen, Green Organics

"Our aim is for organic to be the norm by 2030"

Jan Groen of Green Organics recently stood beaming next to King Willem-Alexander in a group photo taken at the economic trade mission in Italy. "And believe me, it's a good thing that the Royal couple joined the trade mission. Doors, that would have remained closed, were opened."The director and founder of.....

Dominican Republic

International demand organic banana increases

Worldwide consumption of organic products has been growing a lot lately, and, as a result, the majority of the banana producers of the Dominican Republic have specialized in this sector. Dominican products are increasingly more popular internationally because of their excellent quality and because they can be.....

Dominican Republic

"Market for organic bananas will continue to rise strongly"

The Belgian Julie Vermeiren is no stranger to the banana world. "After my studies I interned with a company in the Dominican Republic and was able to get straight to work afterwards. This is where I learned the business of the banana sector. After I'd led the Dutch department for a year I wanted to return to.....

Fiji MP encourages youth to take up organic farming

Fiji's Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging young farmers to move into organic farming.While speaking to the latest graduation class of young farmers from the ministry's Nasau Training Centre, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, said.....

Monterey Mushrooms increases organic capacity

As the number of natural and organic retail outlets continues to expand, so does the capacity for Monterey Mushrooms to meet that demand.In 2016, 8 percent of the company’s total sales were organic, with 23 percent of the company’s production dedicated to organic growing, but that amount can be increased to.....

Especially shortages of beans and peas

Organic industrial vegetable cultivation can’t keep up with demand

Although the organic cultivation of industrial vegetables is increasing, there are still shortages. Green Organics encourages switching growers to choose the products that are much in demand, and/or which have the biggest shortages, and they are expanding abroad where possible.Jan Groen from Green Organics is.....

Plater Bio's chitosan offers natural pest and disease control for organic growers

Following a year of successful trials Plater Bio is now manufacturing a natural ingredient that they believe could revolutionise pest and disease control in agriculture and horticulture. The product is called chitosan and is extracted from specially cultured fungi. Chitosan is suitable for organic usage,.....

Spain: Agroponiente doubles organic production and acreage

Grupo Agroponiente continues to bet strongly on the cultivation of organic products and has held a meeting with its "bio" producers to take stock of a very positive campaign in terms of figures and development. Agroponiente's organic producers have received this information from the general director of.....

United Fresh Q1 FreshFacts shows organic growing to 10% of produce sales

The United Fresh Produce Association’s Q1 2017 edition of the “FreshFacts on Retail” report, measures retail price and sales trends for the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities as well as other value-added produce categories. The report notes that foodservice produce trends continue to influence increased.....

Eastern Cape farms to suffer after water allocation cut by 60%

Starting this month, more than 200 citrus, vegetable and dairy farms in the Gamtoos River Valley that rely on water from the Kouga Dam will have their annual water allocation for 2017/18 slashed by 60%.This was announced by the Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB) at the end of last week. For the affected farmers,.....

Poland offers opportunities for organic products

Poland's organic market has recorded an annual growth rate of 10-20% in recent years; a development that entails commercial opportunities for Spain, according to a study by the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX).The report "The market for organic products in Poland" shows that Poland is one of the.....

US project encourages Ghana farmers to invest in organic

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under its Climate Smart Agricultural Project has organised some small scale farmers in the Western Region of Ghana to venture into organic farming and aqua culture.Mr Kwame Obeng, Natural Resources Communication Management Specialist with Coastal.....

Austria:

Bio Austria calls for more organic food in canteens and cafeterias

Until the year of 2025, 60% more organic products are to be used in the sector of collective catering. This is the demand of the association of Austrian organic farmers Bio Austria, with reference to a study they conducted with employees of public and private facilities for collective catering. Currently, 30%.....

UK and Danish organic promotion scoops over 8 million in EU grants

Every farmer has his own opinion about the European Union. Some of them see it as an advantage, others only recall the disadvantages. One of the advantages to many producers, is the availablility of grants to promote and provide consumers and traders with information on available products in the market.In.....

Kiwis encouraged to check certification logos on organic products

Organic certifier BioGro is encouraging kiwi consumers to be vigilant when shopping for organic goods at supermarkets and to only buy products that have a certification logo.BioGro is one of New Zealand's largest organic certifiers, working with more than 600 farmers, growers and manufacturers of organic.....

EU updates rules for organic production

The negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement to update the rules for organic production, thereby accommodating the needs of a growing sector.Following the decisive meeting, Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said: "We welcome the successful conclusion to today's trilogue.....

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Germany: Seabuckthorn and and blackcurrant dominate bushfruit cultivation

The cultivation of bush berries on open land was spread out over 443 hectares in 2016. According to the Bureau of Statistics, it is decreasing and the area is only 73% of the extent it had in 2012, when this kind of statistical data was first officially collected.Blackcurrant covered the biggest area through.....

Italy: Green Energy produces organic grapes and apricots

Green Energyis a recently-established company that works with skilled labourers in the Acate territory (RG). Table grapes were planted in March last year, under structures that are very simple but which nonetheless guarantee a good management of the climatic aspects. "This is very important because, as the.....

Spain: Over 2,000 hectares of greenhouses for organic production in Almeria

The Council of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Andalusia continues betting on the improvement and control of the horticultural production in order to guarantee the maintenance of an environmentally-friendly agricultural production system. To illustrate this, it has highlighted that Almeria has.....

Stockton's Timorex Gold® receieves BioGro listing in NZ

Stockton STK, a company working in the development and marketing of botanical based solutions for crop protection, announced that its biologic fungicide Timorex Gold is now listed by BioGro Certification Programme as compliant for use in organic production. BioGro is New Zealand’s largest and best-known.....