A decree for organic farming development in Italy

Research and innovation are two themes identified in the «Italian Strategic Plan for the development of the organic system». A decree initiating the public selection for the granting of contributions aimed at the development of projects for organic agriculture has been signed by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture (MIPAAFT). The total amount of resources available 



During the 30th SANA international exhibition of organic and natural products, the results of the survey of Italian food agriculture, promoted by BolognaFiere with the support of FederBio and Assobio and curated by Nomisma were presented. The survey was based on a sample group of 200 retail points for the section dedicated to the retail 


Εργαλείο Υπολογισμού Μηνιαίων Αναγκών σε Νερό ανά Τοποθεσία και Καλλιέργεια

http://news.ari.gov.cy/irrigation_v1.html Ο γενικός στόχος του εργαλείου είναι να παρέχει στους αγρότες, σε πολιτικούς φορείς και σε άλλους ενδιαφερόμενους, τις ανάγκες άρδευσης των καλλιεργειών σε μια συγκεκριμένη τοποθεσία στην Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία για κάθε μήνα.


IFOAM – Organics International have released their annual report. The title of the 2016 report “Powered by People” reflects the countless actions of people: Staff, World Board, Ambassadors, Volunteers, Self-Organized-Structures, Members and like-minded Partners. 2016 is a year of strategic change in the organic movement. Speakers from the World Board and the Head Office discuss 


Νέοι κανόνες της ΕΕ για τη βιολογική γεωργία

Στις 29 Ιουνίου, επιτεύχθηκε προκαταρκτική συμφωνία για τους κανόνες της ΕΕ στον τομέα της βιολογικής γεωργίας. Οι νέοι κανόνες αποσκοπούν στην ενθάρρυνση της βιώσιμης ανάπτυξης της βιολογικής γεωργίας, στην αύξηση της εμπιστοσύνης των καταναλωτών προς τα βιολογικά τρόφιμα και στην εξασφάλιση θεμιτού ανταγωνισμού για τους αγρότες και τους επιχειρηματίες. Ορισμένες βασικές πτυχές των νέων κανόνων είναι 


Performance assessment of organic agriculture

A recent review assessed the benefits and costs of organic agriculture across four dimensions (production, environment, producers and consumers) with specific indicators. The review showed that organic agriculture has some clear benefits such as high local biodiversity, high productivity under some circumstances and livelihood for poor farmers in some occasions. However, there are issues with 


WWOOF – Live and learn on organic farms worldwide

If you are interested on organic farming and you like to travel there is an organisation that links these two. WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers in more than 60 countries, to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable,