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Organic agriculture and organic markets in Europe - 2013 update

(24.04.2015) 

The key data on organic agriculture in Europe are now available at http://orgprints.org/28706.  read more



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Tutorial on the use of the ORganic Market data Manual and CODE of Practice

(02.04.2015) 

Within the OrganicDataNetwork project, the ORganic market data MAnual and CODE (OrMaCode) of Practice has been developed. A tutorial on how to use the OrMaCode is now available on YouTube.  read more



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OrganicDataNetwork successfully concluded

(02.04.2015) 

The European project "Data network for better European organic market information" (OrganicDataNetwork) has now reached its end. The major outcomes are summarized in the Synthesis report and a set of recommendations have been... read more



Slides on organic agriculture world-wide

(25.03.2015) 

There are 3 presentations summarizing the key results of the FiBL-IFOAM survey on organic agriculture worldwide 2015 (data 2013). Apart from the global data, key results on crop and on regional data are presented.The following... read more



Presentations from the session "The Organic Market in Europe" at BIOFACH 2015

(09.03.2015) 

On February 12, 2015, partners of the OrganicDataNetweork prsented the latest data on organic markets in Europe. The presentations are now available for download at Organic Eprints. More information OrgPrints.org: The... read more



Growth continues: Global organic market at 72 billion US Dollars with 43 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide

(10.02.2015) 

The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BIOFACH fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The statistics will be presented on... read more



Media release: European organic market continued to grow in 2013

(09.02.2015) 

In 2013, the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of more than 24 billion euros. Consumers in the European Union spent 22.2 billion euros on organic food. This is shown by the latest data provided... read more



February 11, 2015: Launch of the 2015 edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture"

(04.02.2015) 

The session on global organic farming and market trends will take place place from 2 pm to 2.45 pm, on Wednesday 11, 2015, in Room Istanbul (NCC East) at BIOFACH, NürnbergMesse, Nürnberg, Germany. read more



OrganicDataNetwork: Successful presentation in Brussels

(09.01.2015) 

After three years of intensive work, the OrganicDataNetwork, funded under the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research, came to an end in December 2014. On December 3, 2014, a meeting took place in Brussels to... read more



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OrganicDataNetwork: Workshop at the Organic World Congress in Istanbul and final project meeting

(19.11.2014) 

During the 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress, the OrganicDataNetwork workshop and several presentations on project results were held. The sixth and final project meeting of the 3-year EU-funded project OrganicDataNetwork took... read more



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October 15, 2014: Workshop on organic market data collection and publication procedures in Istanbul, Turkey

(10.10.2014) 

In the morning of October 15, the third day of the Organic World Congress (www.OWC2014.org) in Istanbul, Turkey, a workshop of the OrganicDatanetwork will take place. The workshop is entitled "Organic market data... read more



Presentation of the 2014 M.O.A.N. Report at Organic World Congress, Istanbul, Turkey Wednesday 15th Oct 2014, OWC venue, Press room, 13.30-14.00

(10.10.2014) 

The latest MOAN (Mediterranean Organic Agriculture Network) report, published in Oct 2014, builds extensively on CIHEAM-Bari’s fifteen-year experience in the domain of Mediterranean Organic Agriculture and on MOAN’s participation... read more



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Videos from the OrganicDataNetwork workshop in Bari

(08.10.2014) 

A number of videos have been produced about the OrganicDataNetwork project. The videos were produced by Thomas Alföldi, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland. read more



OrganicDataNetwork presentation at the 8th European Organic Congress

(06.10.2014) 

Between 10 and 12 September 2014, more than 150 people attended the 8th European Organic Congress (http://organic-congress-ifoameu.org/en). The Congress, held in Bari at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Italy,... read more



Latest OrganicDataNetwork newsletter online

(28.09.2014) 

The latest edition of the newsletter of the project "Data network for better European organic market information" (OrganicDataNetwork) is now online. read more



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OrganicDataNetwork: discussion with market researchers and representatives of official agencies

(18.08.2014) 

The second European Workshop on “finding practical solutions to current organic market data problems” was organised within the framework of the OrganicDataNetwork project. The workshop was held at the Mediterranean Agronomic... read more



Presentations of the 2nd European Workshop of the OrganicDataNetwork

(22.07.2014) 

The second workshop of the OrganicDataNetwork project took place in Bari on July 10 and 11, 2014.  read more



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UK: Soil Association 2014 Organic Market Report reveals growth in organic sales for the first time in four years

(29.06.2014) 

The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual growth since 2008. read more



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New organic market reports from Germany and the UK

(29.06.2014) 

Two market reports that involved input from the OrganicDataNetwork project have been published read more



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UK: Results of the producer survey now online

(22.06.2014) 

The Organic Research Centre Elm Farm (ORC) has now published a report based on the producer survey that it carried out as part of the UK case study of the Organic DataNetwork Project in November and December 2013.  read more



OrganicDataNetwork presents results

(10.06.2014) 

Press release of the OrganicDataNetwork project  read more



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Germany: New study on imports of organic products

(18.05.2014) 

Since 2009/2010, the import volumes to Germany have increased for many arable crops and dairy products. However, imported quantities vary from year to year for fruit, vegetables and potatoes, depending on the foreign and... read more



Estonia: Organic agricultural area continues to grow

(09.05.2014) 

Recently the 2013 edition of yearbook "Organic farming in Estonia" was published by the Estonian Ministry of Agriculture". The brochure documents the continued growth of the sector.  read more



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Swiss organic market continues to grow in 2013

(12.04.2014) 

The latest figures for the Swiss organic market (from 2013), recently presented by Bio Suisse (www.biosuisse.ch), show a clear increase in organic retail sales in Switzerland. Bio Suisse —the umbrella organization representing... read more



OrganicDataNetwork mentioned in the new European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming

(03.04.2014) 

The new action plan, which was launched on March 25, 2014, the OrganicDataNetwork project is explicitely mentioned. read more



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France: Market for organic products is expected to have reached 4.5 billion euros in 2013

(02.04.2014) 

In 2013, the French organic market reached continued to grow. According to the OrganicDataNetwork partner Agence Bio, the French organic market has doubled in 5 years (4.17 billion euros in 2012 : +6.6 % compared with 2011;... read more



OrganicDataNetwork at BIOFACH 2014

(04.03.2014) 

On the 13th of February, the European OrganicDataNetwork project organised a workshop at the BIOFACH organic trade fair in Nuremburg, Germany, to present the first results of the ongoing case studies on improved data collection... read more



New handbook: Organic in Europe - Prospects and Developments

(04.03.2014) 

This publication provides an overview of developments and future prospects from the perspective of public policy support and market growth. read more



European organic market continued to grow in 2012

(11.02.2014) 

In 2012 the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of almost EUR 23 billion. Consumers in the European Union spent close to EUR 21 billion on organic foods. read more



Organic farming statistics at BIOFACH 2014

(04.02.2014) 

At BIOFACH 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, a number of sessions with information on organic farming statistics and sector development will be presented. Please find a list of relevant sessions below. February 12, 2014: Organic... read more



February 13, 2014: Case studies on improved data collection methods in selected countries - OrganicDataNetwork session at BIOFACH 2014

(21.01.2014) 

Case studies on improved data collection methods in selected countries – Session of the EU-funded project OrganicDataNetwork at BIOFACH on Thursday, 13th of February.  read more



Third issue of the OrganicDataNetwork newsletter

(17.12.2013) 

The 3rd issue of the OrganicDataNetwork newsletter contains some important news about progress made in building a stronger network of organic market data collectors, publishers and users. Project coordinator Raffaele Zanoli sums... read more



OrganicDataNetwork statement on data collection and EU regulation

(16.12.2013) 

Recently the OrganicDataNetwork project issued its statement on data collection and made a number of suggestions how data collection could be improved in the context of the European Commission's review of the political and legal... read more



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New report from the European Commission: Facts and figures on organic agriculture in the European Union

(14.11.2013) 

Report on the status of organic farming in Europe 2011, prepared by the Directorate General of Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission with the support of Eurostat and the OrganicDataNetwork project.  read more



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German organic farmers increase revenues by 12 percent in 2012

(29.10.2013) 

In 2012, German organic farmers increased their sales revenues by 12 percent (to 1.53 billion euros). High prices for cereals, fruit, and vegetables and higher prices for livestock, especially for laying hens and other poultry,... read more



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Fourth project meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork in Montpellier

(28.10.2013) 

Media release of Oktober 18, 2013 of the OrganicDataNetwork project read more



UK: Organic market shows signs of recovery, but land area falls

(06.09.2013) 

After several years of decline since 2008 due to the recession, the organic market in the UK is finally showing signs of recovery. In May 2013, new figures from Kantar Worldpanel revealed that organic sales through supermarkets... read more



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Italy: Organic agricultural land and retail sales on the rise

(03.09.2013) 

Data on the organic and operators are provided by the Italian Information system for organic farming SINAB, which is based data from the authorised inspection bodies operating in Italy.  read more



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Spotlight on the OrganicDataNetwork: Interview with project coordinator Raffale Zanoli

(19.07.2013) 

Marco Schlüter of the European Union Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM EU Group) and Professor Raffaele Zanoli, project coordinator, discuss the OrganicDataNetwork project. read more



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OrganicDataNetwork: Publications at Organic Eprints

(19.07.2013) 

A number of reports from the OrganicDataNetwork Project are now available online at the Organic Eprints Archive. http://orgprints.org/view/projects/eu-OrganicDataNetwork.html read more



Inventory of data collecting and publishing institutions now online

(19.07.2013) 

The OrganicDataNetwork report on the inventory of data collectors in Europe is now online. It constitutes deliverable 2.1 of the OrganicDataNetwork project.  read more



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Second Newsletter of the OrganicDataNetwork project

(07.06.2013) 

The second issue of the Newsletter of the OrganicDatatNetwork project is now online.  read more



Better organic data for Europe: project launches discussion forum on the problems of compiling organic market data

(02.05.2013) 

Media release of April 30, 2013, of the OrganicDataNetwork project read more



The OrganicDataForum – the webforum of the OrganicDataNetwork project

(26.04.2013) 

A web forum has been established by the OrganicDataNetwork project to provide an electronic tool to facilitate interactive information exchange between and among stakeholders and project partners.  read more



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How to improve organic market data collection? Workshop and project meeting report

(25.04.2013) 

Report from Kai Kreuzer about the first stakeholder workshop and the third meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork project.  read more



Eurostat database with new URL

(01.04.2013) 

Eurostat maintains a database with data on organic agriculture in the countries of the European Union, furthermore Norway and Switzerland. Recently Eurostat has restructred its data tables, and all Eurostat data tables are now... read more



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The OrganicDataNetwork at BioFach

(22.02.2013) 

Most of the presentations at the session on the European Market for Organic Food, which was organised by the OrganicDataNetwork project are now online. Those that are still missing, will follow shortly.... read more



The World of Organic Agriculture 2013 with contributions from the OrganicDataNetwork project

(18.02.2013) 

The 14th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" was launched at BioFach 2013 at NürnbergMesse, Nuremberg, Germany.  read more



February 14, 2013: Preparing the organic and agro-ecological sector for the new EU research and innovation policy at the BioFach Congress

(04.02.2013) 

The session "Preparing the organic and agro-ecological sector for the new EU research and innovation policy"is organiszed by the the European Union Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements... read more



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February 13, 2013: Session on Organic Market Data Networks at the BioFachCongress, Nürnberg

(10.01.2013) 

The session Organic Market Data Networks is organised by the European-funded SOLINSA project, which project aims to identify barriers to the development of Learning and Innovation Networks for sustainable agriculture (LINSA).  read more



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February 13, 2013: Session on the European market for organic food at the BioFach Congress

(05.12.2012) 

On February 13, 2013 the annual session on the European market for organic food will take place at the BioFach Congress. This year it is organized by the European-funded research project OrganicDataNetwork.  read more



OrganicDataNetwork project leaflet

(22.11.2012) 

The OrganicDataNetwork project leaflet contains the relevant information about the project and is available in A3 and A4. More information Contact Daniela Vairo, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy Download Project... read more



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First OrganicDataNetwork Newsletter

(13.11.2012) 

The first Newsletter of the OrganicDataNetwork is now available at this website. It contains the following articles: Editorial by project coordinator Raffaele ZanoliInterview with Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer about the OrganicDataNetwork... read more



Editorial by Raffaele Zanoli to the first Newsletter of the OrganicDataNetwork projct

(11.11.2012) 

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has observed an increased need for the provision of market information and Market Information Services (MIS) in recent years. Efficient market information is essential... read more



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France: More than one million hectares of organic farmland in 2012

(31.10.2012) 

France can be pleased with the steady growth of its organic agriculture. It occupies the fourth place in the European rankings for organic agriculture after Spain, Italy and Germany (2011). read more



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Interview with Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer about the OrganicDataNetwork project

(31.10.2012) 

Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer is the Scientific Officer of the Organic DataNetwork project at the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation. He recently took over responsibility for organic farming research.  read more



Inventory of organic market data collectors established

(31.10.2012) 

Workpackage 2 of the OrganicDataNetwork project involved the production of an inventory of organic market data collectors.  read more



Survey on data needs of endusers finalized

(25.10.2012) 

The OrganicDataNetwork project aims to increase the transparency of the European market for organic food through better availability of market intelligence about the European organic sector in order to meet the needs of policy... read more



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OrganicDataNetwork presents achievements at project meeting

(24.10.2012) 

Twenty-eight participants attended the second meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork project on October 4 and 5, 2012 at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Frick (near Basle, Switzerland). read more



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Conference in Cyprus informs about European organic research

(14.10.2012) 

From 24 to 26 September 2012 the Organic Days were held in Larnaca on Cyprus. One of the conference days was dedicated to organic farming research, and Raffaele Zanoli, coordinator of the OrganicDataNetwork presented the project... read more



New inventory: A decade of EU-funded, low-input and organic agriculture research (2000-2012)

(22.09.2012) 

A new EU publication lists almost 50 European projects related to organic and low-input farming. Chapters written by experts of the organic sector provide relevant background information.  read more



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Spain: Organic agricultural land increases by 10 percent in 2011

(20.09.2012) 

The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture has recently released the latest data on organic agriculture in Spain: Land under organic management, livestock data, and operator numbers.  read more



Survey of the needs and demands of end users of market data started

(14.06.2012) 

As part of the OrganicDataNetwork project (work package 1), we have now developed a survey to investigate the needs and demands of users of organic market data so that an organic market information system can be optimised. The... read more



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Survey about market data availability in Europe started

(06.05.2012) 

As part of the OrganicDataNetwork project (work package 2), we have now developed a survey to ask various organisations involved in organic market data about the type of data they collect, and their approaches to data... read more



Launch of OrganicDataNetwork project

(07.04.2012) 

Press release of the European project OrganicDataNetwork read more



October 4-5, 2012: OrganicDataNetwork: Second project meeting

(05.04.2012) 

The second project meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork project takes place on October 4 and 5, 2012 in Frick, Switzerland. It is hosted by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). Link www.organicdatanetwork.net  read more



OrganicDataNetwork: First project meeting

(27.03.2012) 

Report about the first meeting of the European OrganicDataNetwork project  read more



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May 10-11, 2012: First international workshop of the Italian Organic Agriculture Research Group in Ancona, Italy

(27.03.2012) 

The 1st International Workshop “Organic farming: a sustainable model for transition in the Mediterranean” of the Italian Research Group on Organic Framing (GRAB-IT) will be held at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Polytechnic... read more