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MIDDLE EAST: Organic Farming In The Desert

MIDDLE EAST: Organic Farming In The Desert | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Technology brings a new dimension to the economic viability argument of organic farming in virgin uncontaminated desert dunes, expediting the certification process and enabling entrepreneurs to derive ROI sooner than later.
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EU: Agriculture and COVID-19: ‘EU organic sector at risk of regressive policies’

EU: Agriculture and COVID-19: ‘EU organic sector at risk of regressive policies’ | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Organic farmers are less dependent on agricultural inputs than their conventional counterparts because they don’t rely on synthetic pesticides and fertilisers. That can make their production more resilient in times like the coronavirus pandemic, since global agrochemicals supply chains face disruptions, but it doesn’t mean the sector has escaped the outbreak unscathed.
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Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain

Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
In 2018, the surface area of organic olive groves increased by three percent in Spain. A country-wide push toward sustainability and better profit margins on organic oils are among the contributing factors.
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How e-commerce is reshaping organic farming in China

How e-commerce is reshaping organic farming in China | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

China’s small-scale organic farmers are selling their produce online but face competition from e-commerce giants.


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Evidence that organic farming promotes pest control - Nature Sustainability

Evidence that organic farming promotes pest control - Nature Sustainability | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Ecological intensification of agro-ecosystems, based on the optimization of ecological functions such as biological pest control, to replace agrochemical inputs is a promising route to reduce the ecological footprint of agriculture while maintaining commodity production. However, the performance of organic farming, often considered as a prototype of ecological intensification, in terms of pest control remains largely unknown.

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Turkey's organic food exports grow 17 percent in 2017

Turkey's organic food exports grow 17 percent in 2017 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Turkey's organic food exports rose 17 percent year-on-year in 2017, the head of Aegean Dried Fruit Exporters' Association said Tuesday.

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Organic Olive Cultivation Continues to Grow in Spain

Organic Olive Cultivation Continues to Grow in Spain | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Lands devoted to organ­i­cally cul­ti­vated olive groves in Spain increased by nearly five per­cent in 2019, accord­ing to the lat­est analy­sis from the country’s Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture, Fish­eries and Food.
Over­all, organic agri­cul­tural sur­face area in the coun­try increased by 4.8 per­cent, allow­ing Spain to main­tain its posi­tion as the largest organic farm­ing nation in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.

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How are EU regulations changing for organic flavourings and extracts?

How are EU regulations changing for organic flavourings and extracts? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Organic products have seen a rise in popularity over recent years as consumers become more conscious about the products they buy, the ingredients they contain and where they came from.
In Europe, the organic food market increased by almost 11% in 2017 and reached €37.3bn according to the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL).​

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Buy organic food to help curb global insect collapse, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian

Buy organic food to help curb global insect collapse, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Buying organic food is among the actions people can take to curb the global decline in insects, according to leading scientists. Urging political action to slash pesticide use on conventional farms is another, say environmentalists.

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#CiheamBari #Alumni #FTN #MOA Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing | Agricultural Science in Print and Online

#CiheamBari #Alumni #FTN #MOA Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing | Agricultural Science in Print and Online | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
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The Organic Coating that Gives Produce a New Life—and Opens New Markets for Farmers

The Organic Coating that Gives Produce a New Life—and Opens New Markets for Farmers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Avocados, mangoes, and cassava are the first crops that Apeel is targeting with their edible coating, approved for use on organic foods, that can prevent food waste and grow farm economies.
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Council backs new rules on EU organic production

Council backs new rules on EU organic production | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

New EU rules intended to simplify organic farming and processing have been approved by EU Council representatives. The regulation which covers agricultural products, foods, seeds, plants and processed products, aims to harmonise rules on EU production, ensure third countries comply with non-EU organic production, reduce red tape for farmers and make it easier for new products to get organic certification.

 
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