sustainable development

Organic agriculture – a realistic pathway? Evidence from long-term systems research

The report “What is the contribution of organic agriculture to sustainable development? A synthesis of twelve years (2007-2019) of the long-term farming systems comparisons in the tropics (SysCom)” has been launched a the External Cooperation InfoPoint conference of the European Commission on International Partnerships. The results of 12 years of comparative farming systems research in Kenya, Bolivia, and India provide scientific evidence on economic and ecological sustainability of organic and conventional systems.


Where have all the birds gone? The choice of organic

Did you know that changes in bird populations are an excellent sign of how well our planet is doing? And, right now, many of the world’s bird populations are in decline!


According to a Birdlife's study (State of the world’s birds)  , an analysis of the IUCN Red List  shows there is a steady and continuing deterioration in the status of the world’s birds. Populations of bird species worldwide have:


Sustainable development: organic is part of the solution

If we are to maintain sustainable food systems for future generations and tackle the many challenges facing our planet, including the climate crisis, governments would be wise to embrace organic farming practices. This is the main message a recently published report sends to world leaders currently gathering for the SDG Summit in New York.


1st EU/North-African Conference on Organic Agriculture (EU-NACOA)

ISOFAR and INRA Morocco organize in Marrakech, on 11–12 November 2019, a conference which intends to answer the following question: “How can research contribute to bridging the current gap between Africa and Europe, with respect to organic agriculture?”


Minister Centinaio: “Forward on the road of organic”

"We are the richest country in biodiversity, from north to south without distinction, a huge asset the whole world envies us.  Agro-biodiversity, which represents the diversity of agricultural systems cultivated in relation to genes, species and agro-ecosystems, is an added value of our country that must be preserved and protected, to guarantee its survival in a world where plant and animal species are increasingly at risk of extinction".


“The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence from comparative research”

In collaboration with the European Commission DG for International Cooperation and Development, FiBL organizes the workshop "The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence from comparative research". It will take place on 26 February 2019 at the Albert Borschette Congress Centre in Brussels (BE).


FIBL, IISD and ITC: the new report on the status of sustainable markets

Voluntary standards of sustainability are increasing worldwide: this is the statement of the new report "The State of Sustainable Markets 2018 - Statistics and Emerging Trends", drawn up by FIBL, the Swiss Research Institute on Organic Agriculture, together with the IISD, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and ITC, the Center for International Trade. The report outlines data on global production volumes and areas, as well as certified producers, for 14 major Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS ).


Ecolabel certification: a seminar at Biolife

The United Nations proclaimed 2017 "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development", whose goal is to strengthen awareness about the contributions that tourism can offer to sustainable development. At the same time, Ecolabel, the EU's voluntary eco-label, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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