Organisation launched in India to promote organic produce
Increased demand for organic produce during pandemic
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Sales of organic produce have surged in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, according to data published by Waitrose. During lockdown, the UK retailer registered a 13% rise in organic food sales, and a doubling in searches for its Organic Duchy range during the period. In recent months, sales of organic vegetables are up 23% from the same period in 2019, with 52 bags of organic carrots, 34 blueberry punnets and 39 bags of bananas sold every hour.
US organic exports to Taiwan to soar by 50% by 2025
Taiwan now represents a major market for US fresh organics. The Asian country is currently the fifth largest export market for US organic products, worth over US$90 million in sales in 2019. Now, with the equivalence arrangement agreed between the two countries in May 2020 coming into force, US organic sales in Taiwan are projected to rise by nearly 50% between 2020 to 2025, according to the USDA/FAS. The agreement allows organic products certified in the United States or Taiwan to be sold as organic in either market.
EDYPRO’s new biotechnological solution increases fruit size, weight and uniformity
Specialist in the study, development and production of biotechnological fertilisers, EDYPRO has developed a new biotechnological solution that directly affects the size, weight and uniformity of the fruits to achieve premium quality fruits. Hortigros provides a balance that is essential for the plant to accumulate large amounts of hydrates in the fruits in the thickening phase.
UK’s number-one on-farm conference goes digital
The UK’s largest organic on-farm conference, OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC), is taking place virtually this year, with a series of interactive seminars and online farm tours led by experts in UK food and farming. They are free to join and open to all. V-NOCC is hosted by the largest certifier of UK organic land, OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers), with the AHDB and Agricology supporting the digital programme with a series of webinars streaming live on 9th June, 7th July and 14th July.