India to treble export of organic products by 2020

Export of organically made products, both food and non-food, is likely to grow threefold in the four years to 2020, following the government’s relaxation on quota limits.   According to the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), Indian farmers produced around …

EU brings in new e-certification system for organics

A new system of electronic certification has come into force to better monitor imports of organic products to the EU. It is hoped that the pioneering e-certification system, which was launched on 19 April, will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud through improved …

EU Imports of Organic Products from Norway and Iceland to Resume

Organic products from Norway and Iceland including Norwegian organic salmon, can again be imported to the European Union and duly marketed as abiding by the EU’s organic rules following the incorporation of the relevant regulations into the agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The long-awaited …

European organic market growth in double digits

The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2015, it increased by 13% and nearly reached 30 billion euros (European Union: 27.1 billion Euros). Almost all the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates. Germany is the largest organic market in Europe (8.6 billion euros), followed by France (5.5 billion …

Why Going Organic Just Got Easier For Farmers

Let’s say you’re a farmer in the Midwest, growing conventional corn and soybeans. Times are tough right now. Prices are in the toilet. If only you were selling organic soybeans and corn. They’re worth almost twice as much, per bushel, as your conventional crops. So why not grow organic crops …

Organic food trade set to grow under NZ-China agreement

Producers of organic food can expect a boost in exports with the signing of a certification agreement between New Zealand and China, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said Thursday, reports Xinhua. The Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Certified Organic Products would support the growth of …

Organic rice a saviour for struggling farmers

“If rice farmers go organic as we have, they, too, won’t have to worry about plunging rice prices,” said the veteran rice farmer from Yasothon’s Kut Chum district. According to Greennet, a non-profit organisation, the organic rice market has increased by 28% this year. Rising health …