BioTropic GmbH is successfully supporting small growers to meet the EU-requirements for organic farming. That´s why during this year, several PPP (Public-Private-Partnership) projects of BioTropic have been co-financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. “In a current PPP in Costa Rica, a massive production of organic curcuma and ginger will be improved by training local farmers,” said export manager Udo Bürk.
organic fresh produce
BioTropic GmbH supports organic farmers worldwide
Record exports of Chilean organic blueberries
The 2019/20 Chilean blueberry season is drawing to a close, with exports down 1.5 per cent to 109,291 tons. In a statement, ASOEX stated that the decline in volume was to be expected given the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, particularly in the key Chinese market. "Due to the Coronavirus in China, the market in that country was paralysed after the Chinese New Year for at least three weeks, affecting a portion of containers arrived on those days.”
Roadmap to save California agriculture
A new project outlines how organic and more sustainable farming practices can offer a means to save California, which is currently facing a climate crisis, with rising temperatures, frequent heat waves and wildfires. Years of drought have created limited water supplies and the disruption of normal ecosystems.
Bioworld expands with growing market demand
Job van den Berg on Bioworld stand at Fruit Logistica 2020 // © Eurofresh Distribution
BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020: Combined trade fair hits new high of 3,792 exhibitors
The combined trade fair of BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, has been more international and diverse than ever before when it opened its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 12 – 15 February. Both shows were setting new records for exhibitor numbers, display area and international focus. A total of 3,792 exhibitors – 292 of them at VIVANESS – from 110 countries has showcased their products to the trade public on a display area measuring 57,609 m2.
"Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships" workshop
FiBL workshop "Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships" focused yesterday morning (13/02/2020) on how to foster and finance the breeding and the selection of organic varieties. It was organised with the collaboration of Eurofresh Distribution magazine, OPTA, Cotton Accelerator and Econatura.
Still less than 30% of organic crops come from organic seed & plants in Europe (less than 10% worldwide). Major changes shall happen by 2036 to fulfill with the new EU regulation.
BIOFACH2020: focus on vegan labels
Credit: Pierre Escodo
The Vegan Society promotes the certified animal free products from all level in the chain, with for example the non-animal and organic fertiliser. Indeed, animal compost and animal proteins have a much higher carbon footprint than vegetal compost and plant-based proteins... Therefore, 'Vegan experience hub' was created at Biofach fair to learn more about this kind of products.
POLOmarket, unmatched in fast deliveries
Japanese supermarket giant Aeon, in online grocery push