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Austria strives for 30 per cent organic cultivation

Austria is still a European leader when it comes to organic cultivation. The overarching Austrian organic organisation has now set itself a new goal: they want a 30 per cent increase of the organic share of the complete horticultural area by 2025, according to website bio-markt.info.At the BioFach, it was.....

Mtoto Keijzer, Bioport:

"High prices for the last organic white cabbage"

The picture of the market for organic white cabbage is the opposite of the regular market. "The stores in the organic market are almost depleted, especially the kilo sizes of 800-1300. High prices are being paid for the last dribs and drabs, the more unmarketable sizes are now sold easily for a good prices, as.....

The risks posed by the current equivalency regime

A press conference was held on 5th April 2017 at the Paris Agricultural Show to explain the reasons against the European regulations permitting the import of organic products under the equivalence regime.The event was held at theFédération Nationale du Crédit Agricole: Rue La Boétie, 48 - Paris, at 10:30.....

Italy: Agricola Milana successful abroad

Azienda Agricola Biologica Milana Giovanni combines the experience of generations of producers and exporters.Above: potato field of Azienda Agricolo Milana GiovanniEver since the 1960s, the company has focused on cultivating Ispica new carrots. Currently, the business cultivates 350 hectares of organic produce.....

Demand for organic produce outpacing supply in Ireland

Demand for organic produce in Ireland is currently outweighing supply, a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine heard recently.Demand has risen to levels well above those in recent memory, according to the CEO of Organic Trust Helen Scully.She believes the main cause of.....

Vegetable cultivation in Germany: organic share at ten percent

Organic cultivation is carried out on one tenth of the German agricultural area for vegetables in the open ground. This was reported by the 'Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft' (AMI). The figures are from the German Bureau for Statistics.The area for organic vegetables increased by 15 percent in the last.....

Italy: Forum on food wellness organised by Almaverde Bio

"Which do you think is healthier - fruit juice or fruit nectar?" This is the question with which Alessandra Bordoni, nutritionist and professor at the University of Bologna, started her report at theII Forum sul benessere alimentare, organised byAlmaverde Bio during theWellness Food Festivalin Cesena on 1st.....

"Le Artigianali" by Almaverde Bio

Italy: New fresh-cut products by hand

Organic fresh-cut vegetables cut by hand and placed into 175 gram trays. Only ceramic knives are used. The packaging has been developed so as to display not only the brand, but also the words "prepared by hand". The name? "Le Artigianali."Enrico Casadei fresh-cut and pre-cooked manager at CanovaIt's the latest.....

Polish apple area: a rock at a lonely height

Organic agriculture: a modern-day David and Goliath? The European organic cultivation area is plain modest compared to its conventional counterpart, but demand for organic fresh produce is increasing rapidly, and many growers are still switching to organic. The report Facts and Figures on Organic Agriculture.....

Peru: Producers to grow organic grapes in Gran Chimu

The Regional Agricultural Management Committee of La Libertad (COGERALL) and the Alabama SA company will provide technical assistance to more than 1,500 farmers in order to increase the quality of grape production in the province of Gran Chimu.This public-private partnership comes in the wake of the suspension.....

Arturo Fernández, manager at Cortijo Las Palomas:

Spain: "Increase in the demand for organic production in recent years"

Until now, the organic production had always been exported entirely to countries such as France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, the UK, etc. However "we have been observing an increase in the demand from the Spanish market for several years. It is a bit risky to give figures, because it depends on the.....

Italy: La Boutique del Biologico delivers its certified products home

Companies like La Boutique del Biologico can help solve the issues caused by the lack of time associated with modern lifestyles. This store, owned by the Blife group, and whose products are 100% organic and certified, has a service that allows its customers to place orders and receive the products at home with.....

Bulgaria: Construction of organic fruit and veg processing plant

A plant for the processing of organic fruits and vegetables will be built in the Bulgarian village of Dagonovo, in the municipality of Belica. The project is being developed by the young Sofia-based Company "Bio Organic Bulgaria", which will be making an investment of 2.8 million Euro. The plant will be.....

Organic tomatoes boast Rainforest Alliance certification

As part of their continued effort to aid in creating a healthier, more sustainable world, Veg-Fresh Farms is proud to announce that two of their premier growing partners have recently achieved Rainforest Alliance certification.“It’s very exciting for us to be able to say our tomatoes are from a Rainforest.....

US: Organic now in kitchens of over 80% of households

As former Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue, begins his confirmation process to become the next Secretary of Agriculture, new Nielsen findings released by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Thursday show things have changed in the kitchens of American households across the country - from small towns to the.....

China: Product differentiation brings market strength

"In the choice of fruit and vegetable varieties, we strictly follow the commercial standards of maximizing the value of resources. The selected products are distributed throughout the country with the help of a well controlled modern marketing system, through both online and offline channels," said Yan.....

Peru: Producers can't ship organic bananas because of the rains

Producers from the Viejo de Olmos Valley, in the region of Lambayeque, said some areas were losing their organic banana production because the rains had affected the roads.Segundo Gregorio Morales Sanchez, the president of the Association of Organic Bananas and Miguel Grau, from Olmos, said they were losing.....

Growing demand for year round organics in Qatar

Qatar is growing organic vegetables and fruits year round to meet the growing demand for organic products in Qatar and the region, a local farm owner has said.“We are very proud that this is the only system developed by the Qatari people, until now, to produce all types of vegetables all year long,” Agrico.....