FiBL at Biofach 2021: a full programme of events

This year, Biofach will be held for the first time as an eSpecial from 17 to 19 February - FiBL will also be present and will provide insights into modern and innovative research in organic agriculture.


France: ‘Atelier Paysan’, how to self-build technical tools for organic farming

Since 2009 the self-building cooperative Atelier Paysan continues to support farmers in autonomously designing and prototyping machinery and construction tools adapted to the needs of agroecological farming.


A Comparative Assessment on Production Cost and Output Yield of Organic and Bt Cotton Farmers

The recent years has seen a serious concern over the problem of environmental degradation and an urgent need for its sustainability has been raised. To achieve a friendly and green environment, research discloses that organic farming can partly offer a solution. The organic farming has its own benefits and hardship son farmer’s life. This paper therefore attempts to assess the expenditure and margin incurred between organic cotton farmer and Bt cotton farmer.

Input list 2021: now possible to register products for 2021

From Thursday, May 14th 2020, producers and distributors of inputs can register their products for the "Input list for organic farming 2021".


The Italian "input list" for organic production now available online

The  Italian "Input List" , the public register of technical means for organic production (fertilizers, soil conditioners, plant protection products available on the market and authorised in Italy) is now online.


“Italian Input List”: una nuova piattaforma dei mezzi tecnici per l’agricoltura biologica

Si chiama “Italian Input List”, ed è la nuova piattaforma online per il controllo dei mezzi tecnici utilizzabili in agricoltura biologica.  Si tratta dei mezzi tecnici che possono essere utilizzati dagli agricoltori certificati in Italia perché conformi agli standard messi a punto a seguito della collaborazione siglata a febbraio 2019 tra FederBio e FiBL, l’Istituto svizzero leader in materia di ricerca e di consulenza in agricoltura biologica a livello europeo.


Increasing organic yields: risks and benefits – a new study

In conventional agriculture, increases in yields are largely due to increased use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and thus have come with a number of negative side effects. More recently, there has been a push to increase yields in organic agriculture but there has been little assessment of potential unintended consequences. A new study recently published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development has tried to assess the potential costs and benefits associated with increasing yields within organic agriculture.


Benefici e rischi di un aumento delle rese nel biologico: un nuovo studio

Nell'agricoltura convenzionale, l'aumento delle rese è in gran parte dovuto ad un aumento dell'utilizzo di pesticidi e fertilizzanti chimici, cosa che però comporta una serie di effetti collaterali negativi. Di recente, c'è stato uno sforzo volto ad aumentare i raccolti nel settore dell’agricoltura biologica, con però una scarsa valutazione delle potenziali conseguenze.


Project "RELACS": new website online

Even in organic farming, controversial inputs are used. For example, plant protection agents containing copper are used in potato, wine and fruit growing to combat fungal diseases.


Spain: MAPAMA presents the new UNE standards for organic agriculture

The Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, together with the association Ecovalia, organized a national conference to present the new AENOR rules regarding the inputs to be used in organic farming.

Abbonamento a inputs