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 

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THE SANA OBSERVATORY 2018 – Italy

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 

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G7 Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture

The G7 Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture took place on 14-15 October in Bergamo and the theme was “Empowering farmers, developing rural areas and enhancing cooperation to feed the planet”. The meeting concluded with the joint adoption of a final declaration that includes the following points: 1) Agriculture makes an important contribution to rural incomes 2) 

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Toolbox for farmers (Greek)

http://news.ari.gov.cy/irrigation_v1.html The overall aim of the toolbox is to provide farmers, policy makers as well as other stakeholders, a tool for the calculation of the irrigation needs of crops in a specific location in the Republic of Cyprus.  

IFOAM – ORGANICS INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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 

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New EU rules on organic farming

On June 29, a preliminary agreement on the EU rules on organic farming was reached. The new rules aim to encourage the sustainable development of organic farming, to increase consumer trust in organic foodstuffs and to guarantee fair competition for farmers and operators. Some key aspects of the new rules are strict, risk-based controls along 

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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 

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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, 

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