organics

European Commission invites public contributions to discuss organic future

European Commission invites public contributions to discuss organic future

Published on Oct 12th, 2020
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The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU’s future action plan for the development of EU organic production. The action plan will complement the new legal framework for Organic Agriculture (Regulation (EU) 2018/848) that will enter into force on January 1st, 2022.

Syngenta acquires Italian organics specialist Valagro

Syngenta acquires Italian organics specialist Valagro

Published on Oct 12th, 2020
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The Syngenta Group has purchased the Italian organics firm Valagro. According to a press release from the group, the deal “positions Syngenta Crop Protection as one of the main global companies prepared to consolidate the market for organic products, which is expected to double in the next five years. Valagro is the market leader in the production of innovative organic products, with a compound annual growth rate of around 10% between 2009 and 2019 and revenue of around US$175 million in 2019”.

New European regulation for organics delayed

Colombia among top-10 suppliers of organic agri-food to EU 

Colombia among top-10 suppliers of organic agri-food to EU 

Published on Aug 10th, 2020

Colombia’s organic fresh and dried tropical fruit exports to the EU climbed 31% in 2019, according to European Commission data. These figures mean that Colombia is now the eighth largest supplier of organic agri-food products to the EU, up from 13th place in 2018. Colombia’s total organic agri-food exports were up 38% last year, reaching 87,341 tons. Shipments of tropical fresh and dried fruits rose from 19,000 tons to 24,900 tons.

COVID-19 forces cancellation of Organic Grower Summit 2020 

Six-fold rise in US organic blueberry sales in past decade

Australia’s organic farming receives funding boost

Australia’s organic farming receives funding boost

Published on Jul 09th, 2020
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Woolworths Organic Growth Fund has awarded $1 million in grants and interest-free loans to four organic farms across Australia. The funding enables the producers to upgrade production systems and develop expansion plans, ensuring that they remain sustainable into the future. 

Sales of organic produce in US surge by 20%

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