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Clara Beltrán – Spanish Foreign Trade Advisor

‘Spain can help drive the development of organic production in Peru’

After the current crisis has been bested, the Iberian market will continue to be key for Peruvian agro-export. There is great potential in organic production that is well seen…

Peru plans to be the world's leading exporter of organic bananas until 2023

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) stated that Peru was the world's leading exporter of organic bananas, according to data from 2018, and that they plan to remain in that position until 2023. Conventional banana producers might consider producing organic bananas due to the success in…

Raphael Kennerknecht, Lehmann Natur LLC:

"We go where the people shop"

The Lehmann Natur company is a producer and supplier of organic fruit and vegetables. Its products come from all over the world, with a focus on Southern Europe and Central and South America, but they are also sourced from Asia, Africa and Australia - and from Germany itself. They are sold from the warehouse in Korschenbroich and…

Spanish industry asks for time to be able to meet the demand for organic phytosanitary products

The Business Association for the Protection of Plants (Aepla), which brings phytosanitary product manufacturers in Spain together, has asked for more time to develop organic…

NZ: Maori orchardists profit from global demand for organic produce

Māori orchardist Otama Marere has embraced organic kiwifruit production, growing organic SunGold kiwifruit on a total of 7 hectares. The land was originally used for growing watercress, kumara and kamokamo. The trust that manages the land has also held educational days on the land for other Maori…

Sicilian asparagus campaign in full swing

The climate in 2020 brought forward the harvesting of many products, including asparagus from Sicily. FreshPlaza talked about it with Enzo Rasà, president of Consorzio Asparago Sovrano. Enzo Rasà "Protected crops are rather early and quality is good. This year, harvesting started around January 20th and…

Spain

Sale of organic products skyrocketing in Ibiza

The increase in the demand for healthy fruit and vegetables has given a boost to the number of clients of the Ibiza organic growers' cooperative Ecofeixes, which has seen an increase of more than 70% in the number of orders this past week. According to its director Sonia Torres, the number of clients has…

European researchers call for better comparison between organic and conventional

French, Danish and Swedish researchers have said that there needs to be a better system to compare conventional and organic production systems which accounts not only for…

Natalia Bagmut of Ewa-Bis on the organic apple season in Poland

“We’re thinking about entering the Middle-Eastern market next season”

The organic apple sector in Poland has had the same challenges as conventional apple exporters have had to deal with. The season might end a couple of months earlier than last year, when the country was dealing with a bumper crop. The troubles of the Polish apple season did not just hit the conventional…

Now topping $5 billion a year

Canada: Organic food sales rise 57%,

Data from Statistics Canada shows that annual retail sales of organic food and beverage products in Canada have increased 57% over the past five years and that consumers in this country now spend more than $5 billion a year buying organic products. Two in three Canadians (67%) now spend at least some of…

UK organic supplier Riverford looks at packaging-free options

In response to customer feedback , organic produce supplier Riverford has launched a ‘zero packaging organic veg box’, known as Box Zero. The company has introduced the box, which includes nothing but a reusable and recyclable cardboard delivery box. According to the Riverford blog, the new box includes…

Calm before the storm at Obsthandel Windhaber

"In the end, regionality wins over organic quality"

Lent has begun - many consumers are practising abstinence and this also affects the fruit and vegetable trade. During the carnival holidays, which are popular among winter sports enthusiasts, there was a lot to do in the ski resorts, but for Peter Windhaber it is still calm: "We are very close to a…

Second educational session at OPS 2020 announced

"Opportunities and obstacles for independent and natural food retailers"

An examination and discussion of the opportunities and obstacles, as well as the advantages and disadvantages in attracting consumers for independent and natural food…

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand

NZ growers applaud Minister O’Connor for introducing Organics Product Bill

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) is delighted that the Government has introduced the Organic Products Bill to Parliament. Minister Damien O’Connor has introduced the…

US demand for organic products expanding

In the US, consumer demand for organic products is spilling into more categories. The move is spearheaded by younger consumers seeking sustainable options, including strange…

Importer Georg Thalhammer: Cold spell plays into sales

"Egyptian organic Hokkaido squashes will be sold out by early April at the latest"

For some three weeks now, fresh organic Hokkaido pumpkins from Egypt produced by an organic farm of the Daltex Group, have been arriving in Steinfeld, Bavaria. "Our import volume this year is about 750 tons: For the next growing season -starting in September 2020- there is considerable potential for growth…

Tripura minister Biplab Kumar Deb to support organic farming

Organic farming could be next big thing in Tripura, India

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced that he intends to give greater importance to organic farming by increasing the acreage under organic farming from 2,000 to 9,000 hectares in phases. Farmers and entrepreneurs have been paying close attention. EastMojo travelled to Bhajendranagar…

Launch of the first French organic banana variety at SIA - Eric de Lucy, UGPBAN:

“We are experiencing a global revolution in the history of the banana”

The first French organic banana variety, Pointe d’Or, was presented at SIA 2020. It took 20 years of research for CIRAD and UGPBAN to develop a non-GMO banana, a cross-breed which is untreated and naturally resistant to black Sigatoka. Grown in the French West Indies, this banana meets the French organic…

Vienna start-up BioBalkan secures jobs in one of the poorest regions in Europe

Successful development of Southern Serbian cooperation

For a year now, Viennese start-up company BioBalkan has been selling spreads like Ajvar. The recipe for success is simple: high-quality organic ingredients and loving handmade processing. At start-up competitions, the jury greedily spoons every glass empty, reports Tech & Nature. "That the products taste…

New regulations give 'credibility' to New Zealand organic food growers

New Zealand’s appetite for organic produce has never been higher. Now, new regulations are set to crack down on what has been a somewhat murky industry. These regulations will…

Landgard Bio showed professional marketing and high-quality organic products at the Biofach 2020

Focus on sustainable labelling solution, regionality and expansion of organic production

At the Biofach trade fair -that took place in Nuremberg from 12 to 15 February 2020- Landgard Bio has shown how environmentally friendly produced organic products can profit optimally from professional cooperative marketing. "With our competent team, we had numerous good discussions with producers and important…

Spain, with 1,903 M€, ranks seventh

The organic sector's market volume in Europe exceeds € 40,000 million

Organic producers have good reasons to be happy, according to the data collected in the Annual Report of Organic Production in Spain from Ecovalia, the leading national association for professionals in the organic sector. In terms of market volume, the organic sector has overcome the 40,000 million Euro…

Organic expansion in greenhouse industry continues

When Nature Fresh Farms started adding organic items to its product offering, it started with just organic bell peppers. “We started out with nine organic acres in Leamington,” says Ray Wowryk with Nature Fresh Farms. At the end of 2017, the nine acres had expanded into 15 and since then, the company has…

Organic acreage in Europe stood at 13.4 million hectares in 2018

According to a report published by Eurostat (European Statistical Office), in 2018 the European Union had 13.4 million hectares devoted to organic farming. This represents 7.5% of the EU's useful agricultural area (UAA) and entails an increase of 33.7% compared to 2012; an expansion that is expected to…

Giaccio Frutta presents its new organic range

"Our organic product range was presented at Fruit Logistica 2020 and feedback was good. So far, it includes strawberries, kiwifruit and stone fruit. The commercialization of organic strawberries will start in a few days' time with the specifically-designed cardboard packaging," reports Antonio Giaccio…

David Posner - AweSum Organics

“The growing conditions climatically have been excellent this season with near perfect temperatures for our pears"

Awe Sum Organics’ Argentinian pear season got underway last week as the first of their organic Bartletts for this year arrived on both coasts. “Our organic pears are grown in the Rio Negro Valley of Argentina, which is well known for producing some of the finest and best tasting pears in the world. The…

Bio Obst Münch and Obsthof zum Felde establish joint packing station

"Complete traceability and optimal implementation of customer requirements guaranteed"

The organic pioneers Bio Obst Münch GmbH & Co. and Obsthof zum Felde, which have been well-known on the market for a long time, have jointly created a new organic fruit packing and logistics centre in Hamburg-Neuenfelde. Both marketers are among the largest organic fruit traders in the Alte Land and have…

Calls for more applications to the fund in round three

Woolworths Organic Growth Fund invests $1m into four Australian farms

Woolworths has awarded $1 million in grants and interest-free loans to four organic farms across Australia in the second round of the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund. The $30m…

There is room for growth on the organic citrus market

The organic citrus market is in full swing. Besides the superpower in this market, Spain, importers are now finding their way only too well to countries such as Greece, Italy, and South Africa. Organic blood oranges from Agrofair in Italy “We specifically chose Italy for the import of our organic…

Maharashtra, India

Farmers sell 75 tons of organic produce in four days

The recent visit to Pune was a pleasant experience for Nitin Ingale and 40 other farmers from Purandar, as they sold their produce directly to consumers during an organic…

Benjamin Vincent, Blue Whale:

“Our cardboard trays for 4 organic fruits will be available in early March”

At Fruit Logistica 2020, Blue Whale presented its tray for 4 fruits “Elément Terre Bio” made of 99.6% cardboard. “We started developing the project a little before the beginning of the season in September. After working on the design of the tray for a few months, we decided to present it to our clients…

Australia: Batlow N&A Group gets $150,000 organic loan help

Batlow in New South Wales is a little town that was devastated by fire in early January. Its community leaders are calling for more help to deal with the bushfire disaster. Southern NSW apple and berry growing business, N&A Group, has become the latest beneficiary of interest free loans and grants from…

Ben Johnson, President of Bridges Produce:

“This new location allows us to supply year-round organic hard squash”

The Mexican winter vegetable season is well underway and while aberrant weather has caused some challenges so far, Rico Farms, Bridges Organic Produce’s partner in Mexico began shipping their crop of organic hard squash at the end of January from their newest location in Guaymas and have been able to…

Katrin Plagmann, Ökohof Gemüsehandel GmbH:

"Feared immediate negative consequences have not materialized"

Organic goods are becoming more and more popular in Germany and so frozen baby and infant food in organic quality - actually a niche within a niche - is also gaining in importance. Ökohof Gemüsehandel LLC is specialized in exactly this area. The company, which is based in Lüneburg, obtains its raw materials…

Organic has the largest share of the total market in Denmark

Swiss spend most money on organic food

Swiss consumers are the organic world champions, together with the Danes: they spend the most money on organic food. In 2018, the Swiss spent the equivalent of 312 euros on…

Chris Bell - InterNatural Marketing

US organic company brings 150 years of experience to the UK

Chris Bell has been in the organic trade for around for 38 years in the US. Chris started InterNatural Marketing initially to export organic products to Europe. “At that time organics was not as big in the US as it was in Europe, so I was involved with IFoam and all those early meetings and sold quite a…

Organic cauliflower: “It’s a good time right now”

Supplies of organic cauliflower out of California’s desert region are good. “The weather in the desert is very amenable—it’s not too hot or too cold. So supplies should be steady for the next little bit,” says Stefan Misse of Discovery Organics based in Vancouver, Canada. “It’s a good time right now for…

Didier Cadiou, Emeraude Plants:

“Our production of organic vegetable plants went from 7% to 22% in 5 years”

Generally speaking, vegetable consumption is trendy nowadays. In the past 5 years, the sale of organic vegetable plants to professional growers has been booming. “Organic products are more and more popular. We have been producing organic plants for 20 years and in just 5 years, our organic production…

Albertson's Co-Chair Jim Donald will be keynote presenter at OPS

Jim Donald, Albertson’s Co-Chairman, will be a featured Keynote Presenter at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit, joining retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a…

It is primarily the female citrus fruit that has more pips

Besides conventional products, Greece has a large share of organic acreage as well. “Greece has a fantastic climate for organic cultivation,” says Peter Abma of Lema, a Dutch fruit trading company. “The soil in, especially, the Peloponnesos region is very suitable for this. There, there are not only the…

GfK market analysis

German market for organic products again grows significantly in 2019

According to a recent GfK study, demand for organic food and beverages in Germany has risen significantly again compared to 2018. The number of households buying organic continued…

Coop Sole

Organic production and small fruits are increasingly growing in demand

"Last year, the organic production on Coop Sole's turnover was 15%, but for the future we aim to double it to 30%. Currently, the organic production is about 2500 tons and consists of the organic strawberry under the brand SiBon, the assortment of winter vegetables, the melon and modest quantities of small…

Global organic area continues to grow

2018 was another record year for global organic agriculture. According to the latest FiBL survey on organic agriculture worldwide, organic farmland increased by 2.0 million…

Organic farmers in Africa struggle to get certified

An inordinate amount of red tape, coupled with limited access to finance is holding back organic agriculture in Africa and may hinder the continent's ability to feed itself.…

Climbing demand for purple organic heirloom tomatoes

As tomato season in Mexico comes into peak, supplies of organic heirloom tomatoes are steady. “This is probably our biggest heirloom year to date. Every year we’ve increased acreage by between five to six percent because of our demand,” says Alex Madrigal of Covilli Brand Organics Inc. in Nogales, Ariz.…

Small organic productions are an alternative for improvement

"Current agriculture is in danger of extinction"

The future looks promising for small organic producers. "We cannot complain. We export to countries with a stable organic market, such as Denmark or Germany," says Victorio Catalán, of Saltamontes Bio. "Although organic farming is more vulnerable to losses, we have found feasible solutions." For example,…

BayWa Obst GmbH & Co. KG sets new standards

Organic fruit from Lake Constance now certified as biocyclic-vegan as well

Since the late 1990s, organic apples have been a permanent fixture in the product range of BayWa Obst LLC & Co. Under its own brand "Bio-Obst vom Bodensee" (Lake Constance organic fruit), the subsidiary of globally important pome fruit trader BayWa AG, Munich, markets organically produced fruit from the Lake…

Large supermarket chains have their own organic labels

Austrian organic market keeps growing

Austria keeps setting the pace when it comes to organic cultivation and consumption. Except for Liechtenstein, Austria has the highest percentage of horticultural land under…

Two organic businesses in the Netherlands team up to promote healthy food

Eosta is ramping up collaboration with Dutch organic wholesaler Udea and its supermarket chain Ekoplaza, in the Netherlands. The two organic giants want to help Dutch…

Australia: Gingin Organics farmers receive funding boost

Growers north of Perth have received a $200,000 grant to expand their organic vegetable production. Gingin Organics in Neergabby was the first farm in Western Australia to…

Pricing pressure on organic Mexican limes

Organic limes from Mexico are feeling the effects of strong supplies on the conventional side of the business. “We’ve been bringing in a lot of limes and there are really good supplies right now. It’s been pretty steady in the past couple of weeks,” says Andy Martin of A & A Organic Farms Corp., a…

New bioplastic cling film released for fresh produce packaging

Novamont introduced its new Mater-Bi cling film, a breakthrough in the company’s range of biodegradable and compostable films for food packaging 5 years after the launch of…

Biofarms Tasmania- Forth

North-West producers will be supplying Woolworths with organic vegetables

North-West brothers Chris, Mark and David Benson saw the benefits of producing organic vegetables well before the industries major players started pushing it. "We were keen to eliminate the use of chemicals for environmental reasons, and so we decided to start organic production in 1999 and haven't…

Rasmus, Biosund:

Denmark: Rosa Danica subsidiary launches organic pot plant line

Denmark is one of the strictest countries regarding the rules for organic production, but Rasmus Moth Madsen took the plunge and started to focus on the production of organic potted plants. His father is Torben Moth Madsen of Rosa Danica A/S, a potted rose grower, and in his greenhouse, Rasmus started…

Organic food is too expensive for Polish consumers

Most Polish consumers would like to buy eco or bio products much more often than they do now, but they simply can't afford them. Still, while such products are purchased rather sporadically, the range on offer in stores is growing very quickly. Buying organic or bio products is not just a trend, but a…

Fruit Logistica and Biofach

Chile announces record fruit exports for 2019

In the wake of 2019 results showing record growth in fruit exports, representatives of the Chilean agro-industry will be present in force at the Fruit Logistica and BioFach international trade fairs being held in Germany in February. Accompanied by the government agency for promoting exports, ProChile,…

The Spanish cooperative Alimer doubles its organic vegetable production

The Murcian cooperative Alimer is taking part once again in the fruit and vegetable trade fair par excellence: Fruit Logistica, and it is bringing great news. As announced by Julián Díaz, president of Alimer, the cooperative, aiming to adapt to the European market and committed to delivering quality…

More marketers in organic citrus category in 2019-2020

Additional marketers in the organic citrus industry are making the marketplace a bit more of a challenge this citrus season. At Homegrown Organic Farms in Porterville, Ca., it has navel oranges, lemons, mandarins, grapefruit, Cara Caras, blood oranges, pomelos and limes all in production currently.…

Organic farmers' cooperative celebrates 25th birthday

Lippborg producer cooperative is a heavyweight in the organic sector

22,000 tons of potatoes and vegetables per year, 100 suppliers, more than 100 employees, large retail chains as customers: The Cooperative of Organic Farmers in Lippborg is a heavyweight…

New retail partnership for Canadian Fairtrade banana company

Demand for Fairtrade organic bananas continues to grow. “It’s very strong right now and we’re ramping up to our annual peak in April,” says Jennie Coleman of Montreal, Que.-based Equifruit. “Our sales are up year-over-year but we always see increased demand between February and May.” Supplies of bananas…

Job van den Berg about the start of Quality Life Produce Netherlands:

"With our own Dutch organic cultivation we will supply customers directly all year round"

Lets say, you are looking for your own organic cultivation from Dutch soil and just like that you have two, self-growing companies. Bio World, the organic branch of the Best Fresh Group, managed it. Organic greenhouse vegetables will be grown in IJsselmuiden and Sexbierum in the Netherlands, from next…

New challenges and successes for organic grapes by Gruppo Tarulli OP

"Despite the unusual year, 2019 ended well confirming our importance on the European market for the commercialization of table grapes. We expect this year to be successful too," explains Marilena Daugenti Tarulli from Gruppo Tarulli, a producer organization from Noicattaro (Bari) with over 350 hectares…

Dan Davis with Starr Ranch Growers

“Our goal is to maintain year-round supply of organic apples”

Supply of organic apples in Washington state has increased at a fairly rapid rate in recent years. “Here at Starr Ranch, our domestic organic apple program represents 14 percent of overall volume,” says Dan Davis with Starr Ranch Growers. “That’s quite a significant number and in addition, we import…

FreshPlaza Organics Global Focus

Our February Global Focus is all about organics. Attempts to reduce the price gap between organic and conventional products to make organic produce more accessible to the consumer, and different regulations for receiving organic certification in different regions can cause challenges for growers. Despite this, organic farming…

Champignons Wulfers focuses on white and brown organics

Organic mushrooms in six cultivation areas

In 1997, Werner Wulfers founded his mushroom business in Hoheging near Cloppenburg with six growing areas. Today, 32 rooms are being used. Since 2003, the production of white and brown mushrooms has focused exclusively on organic products, with Naturland certification. Left: Brown mushrooms just before harvesting.…

The US announces changes in its regulations for organic products

During a speech at the Global Ecological Products Exhibition (GOPEX), Jennifer Tucker announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) was going to modify the…

EU: area under organic cultivation up 34% since 2012

The total area under organic cultivation in the EU was 13.4 million hectares in 2018, corresponding to 7.5% of the total utilised agricultural area. This represents an increase of 34% between 2012 and 2018. Among the EU Member States, the countries with the largest shares of organic area in 2018 were…

OPS to feature organic fresh produce sales data and analysis educational session

New consumer data and analysis related to increased organic fresh produce sales from a pair of the industry’s leaders will be featured as part of an educational session at the…

Growing demand for organic products in the EU

Organic products increasing absorbed into set assortment of supermarkets

The growing demand for organic products in the EU provides opportunities for exporting, among other things, organic sweet potatoes and nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and pistachios). In the first 10 months of 2019, the US mainly exported berries and asparagus to the EU, but also exported pears,…

The final campaign compensated for the difficulties occurred in springtime

Crops with limited damage in 2019, thanks to organic farming

Canova, whose brand is Almaverde Bio, drew a balance on 2019 which saw a boost in the second half of the year. "We got off to a very bad start," explained director Ernesto Fornari, "because of the weather in May. The cherries underwent a major knockdown and it was only after the middle of June that we…

Penny wants to promote enhanced sustainability

Naturgut Bio-Helden: Avocados from Spain instead of overseas

Within a few years, the avocado has made a giant leap. While in 2008 not even 20,000 tons of the fruit were imported, that volume has now increased almost fivefold. The most…

Madrid, June 3 and 4, 2020

Organic Food Iberia will bring together organic products from all over the world

Organic Food Iberia 2020, the organic industry show that will be held on June 3 and 4 in Madrid, will have more than 600 exhibitors. In addition to Spanish producers, there…

Eosta announces ambitious initiatives

European organic produce importer-marketer Eosta has revealed the imminent launch of two initiatives – a refocused, expanded Dr GoodFood campaign and a new range of plant-based packaging – as part of its participation in leading global trade exhibition Fruit Logistica 2020, which takes place in Berlin,…

Customers show themselves to be much 'green'

Aldi Süd scores with organic fruit and vegetables and fresh products with blemishes

A New Year, and new resolutions: At the top of the list for many people is the desire for a more sustainable and conscious diet. A glance at the purchasing behaviour of ALDI…

Retail sales of organic produce grew more than 5% in 2019

Retail sales of organic fruits and vegetables grew by slightly more than five percent in 2019 - more than double the two percent growth for conventional produce - according to…

tegut: Focus on organic cultivation and regionality

Organic range ensures rising sales

Hessian supermarket chain tegut increased its net revenues by 3.3 percent in 2019. Organic foods and products contributed to this as their share of total sales increased last…

Better season for California citrus

“It’s been a great California citrus season so far, and we’ve just entered the high flavor part of the season.” So says Bianca Kaprielian of Fruit World Co. Inc. in Reedley, Ca., and the good season is especially welcome after challenges last year. “We had a lot of challenges, primarily due to the heavy…

Diego Roig, director of Ecological:

"In 2020, Spain will continue to be the largest European organic producer"

In 2020, Spain is maintaining its position as the leading European organic producer and the fourth largest worldwide. Although Italy's growth rate is faster and this country could become the biggest producer soon, for now Spain is still in the lead. Diego Roig, director of Ecological Bio, who was picked…

OPS comes to Monterey, CA, in July

First speakers for Organic Produce Summit announced

Co-founders of the nationally acclaimed fast casual restaurant chain 'sweetgreen' have been confirmed as the first of three keynote presentations at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), this coming July in Monterey, CA. Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman, co-founders and co-CEOs of sweetgreen…

Chiquita Bananas works to meet increased demand for organics

Thirty-one percent of respondents in a recent survey said that one-quarter to one-half of their annual produce purchases are organic. With demand for organic produce on the rise, Chiquita has put forth the resources to meet this newer consumer need. The steady increase in demand is primarily led by young…

Juan Manuel Sánchez, of CAAE:

"We are the only Spanish entity to certify organic products for Japan"

“At a time when the world's organic production generates over 92,000 million Euro, the opening to the Japanese market for operators in Spain and Latin America (through the JAS certification) appears to be a unique opportunity for growth,” says CAAE certification director Juan Manuel Sánchez Adame.…

The company will supply the European market for 17 consecutive weeks

Spain's HaciendasBio will supply organic asparagus from mid-January

HaciendasBio, the biggest organic fruit and vegetable producer in Spain and leader in the export of these products to Europe, mainly to Germany, will be the only one supplying organic asparagus to the market during the months of January, February and March. It is thus ahead of the usual harvesting season…

Cornelis Ernst and Bart van der Vliet, OTC Organics

South African organic grape imports start sustainably

The South African organic grape season started earlier this year, and its prospects look favorable, say Cornelis Ernst and Bart van der Vliet of OTC Organics. This Dutch company started importing organic grapes from South Africa more than a month ago again. They are t to operate more sustainably as a…

Organic Research Centre appoints Lucy MacLennan as new CEO

Since the departure of long-standing and well-respected CEO Nic Lampkin last year, Stuart Rogers stepped in as interim CEO and continued to develop the strategic direction of…

Future of France’s organic products may lie in hands of large supermarkets

If the production of organic products continues to grow every year in France, mass distribution will supply even more of these products by 2022, according to an analysis from…

Danish organic Ø brand celebrates 30 years; demand has never been this high

This year, the red ‘Ø’ organic label has been in existence for 30 years. This label can be found on an increasing number of products in Denmark. Since this brand's…

Citromax organic lemon grove surpasses 100,000 tree mark

Citromax Group has announced that the company’s organic lemon groves have reached a substantial milestone, passing the 100,000-tree mark and approaching 110,000 organic lemon trees. Citromax’s organic lemon groves are located in the foothills of the Andes, in a unique sub-tropical climate that creates an…

Zanzivivai Bio supplies plants and scions

The organic status is authentic if it starts from the plant nursery

Even though the overall situation of the pear tree is not ideal, organic farming seems to be an opportunity to make profits. And Zanzivivai Bio has the possibility of supplying organic plants and scions, produced by its own apple and pear stumps, with a guarantee for the whole supply chain. Enrico Zanzi and…

Major movement in organic greenhouse vegetable market does not materialize

December is not the busiest month for organic greenhouse vegetable growers, so it is also quieter at the sales offices. That, however, does not mean people sat still in the run-up to Christmas. The 2019 balance sheet was drawn up, and last-minute plans for 2020 were made. Across the board, 2019 was…

Citrosol closed 2019 with launch of new Biocare organic range

For more than 50 years, the Valencian company Citrosol has been creating solutions to extend the shelf life of citrus, vegetables and other fruits, as explained by its general…

Australian boom time as organic goods’ value hits $2.6 billion

Australia's organic sector is forging out a path with high-value, traceable products for consumers. The industry was worth just under $1 billion nine years ago, and according…


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