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IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new organic action plan

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new organic action plan

Published on Mar 26th, 2021
PRESS RELEASE

 

Brussels, 25 March 2021 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes today’s publication of the European Organic Action Plan 2021-2027, and particularly its “push-pull” approach, aiming at balancing increases in both production and demand of organic products.

The RUCIP European Committee approves new internal structure and appoints new European Delegate

The RUCIP European Committee approves new internal structure and appoints new European Delegate

Published on Feb 03rd, 2021
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Since the 1st of January 2021, the RUCIP European Committee has a new internal organisation that aims to maintain the continuity and professionalism of RUCIP. Whilst its European Secretariat remains in Brussels and is administered by Europatat, Ms Cristina Pohlmann, Assistant to the Director of the Deutscher Kartoffelhandelsverband e.V. (DKHV), has been appointed as the new RUCIP European Delegate.

Sharp drop in cargo handled at European ports

Sharp drop in cargo handled at European ports

Published on Dec 14th, 2020

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Shipping companies have suffered heavily from the effects of the pandemic, with volumes handled dropping by over a third in some cases. In the first nine months of 2020, Northern European ports registered a 6% fall in volumes compared to the same period in 2019, handling 31.3 million TEU, according to data published by container-news.com

Healthy nutrition and school support for children: Zespri Europe supports the Hamburg ARCHE

Healthy nutrition and school support for children: Zespri Europe supports the Hamburg ARCHE

Published on Dec 02nd, 2020
Photo: Zespri Europe

For many children from socially disadvantaged families there are neither regular hot meals nor suitable learning conditions at home. The Corona crisis has further accellerated this situation - but social institutions work daily to accommodate these children and give them a new perspective. Kiwi producer Zespri™ is now supporting the Hamburg ARCHE with 45,000 euros to implement two projects. 

“At Zespri, we recognize how fortunate we’ve been during this extraordinary year.

Nature’s Pride brings Apeel avocados to Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland

Nature’s Pride brings Apeel avocados to Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland

Published on Dec 02nd, 2020

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Following successful results in Germany and Denmark, Apeel and Nature’s Pride will be expanding the market for Apeel avocados to the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. This move will serve to intensify cooperation between the organisations, both of whom share the same vision of reducing food waste and enabling a more sustainable food system in Europe. 

143% increase in Italy’s online sales of organic produce

Australia targets European organic markets

Australia targets European organic markets

Published on Nov 09th, 2020
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The Australian government has taken a further step to promote the country’s organic agriculture by providing €60,000 in funding for industry body Australian Organics to support exporters targeting German, Swedish and UK markets. Australian Organics will use the grant to support trade of organic products through a national education programme, which will include a series of webinars on a new online platform.

European apple leaders set sights on Asia

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