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Looking into organic Saudi Arabia: an overview of its organic production and market

According to the latest data from the FiBL and IFOAM publication, ‘World of Organic Agriculture 2018’, the area of organic land in Saudi Arabia in 2016 was 17.212 ha, grown by 151 producers, which equates to 0.01% of the total agricultural land in the country. This is not a lot, and in fact, statistics show Leer másLooking into organic Saudi Arabia: an overview of its organic production and market[…]

Organic Group Certification: scale, opportunities and challenges

About 80% of the world’s organic producers are smallholders in low- and middle-income countries, for whom individual certification would be unaffordable and administratively too complex to manage. These producers are recognised as organic due to group certification, a system in which groups of farmers implement an Internal Control System (ICS) and are certified by a Leer másOrganic Group Certification: scale, opportunities and challenges[…]

Launch of the Organic Equivalence Tracker

For the first time ever, a complete global list of equivalence arrangements, enabling the trade of organic products between countries, has been compiled and is now available online on the IFOAM website in the form of a new tool: The Organic Equivalence Tracker. IFOAM – Organics International has been promoting harmonisation and equivalence in organic Leer másLaunch of the Organic Equivalence Tracker[…]