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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Exchange net platform on organic farming

The OK-Net Arable knowledge platform (http://farmknowledge.org) promotes exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers, and scientists, with the aim of increasing productivity and quality in organic arable cropping across Europe. If you are involved in organic arable farming, the information and knowledge exchange on this site can help you in your daily work. The OK-Net 

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New Year’s science-based resolutions from ORGANIKO LIFE+

1 – Minimize your children’s exposure to pesticides It was recently shown that maternal residential proximity to agricultural pesticide use is associated with poorer neurodevelopment such as decreased verbal comprehension and IQ scores, in 7-year-old children. More info: http://bit.ly/2hSaLEP   2 – Increase your omega-3 fatty acids intake with organic milk and meat A range 

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The EU organic food market

– Key facts and figures EU continues to be a pioneer in organic agriculture and production, with a large number of organic producers (around 260,000). Italy is the country who leads the way with 46,000 organic producers, followed by Spain with 30,000, and Poland with 26,000. In general, the organic farms in EU are bigger 

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