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The ups and downs of international organic trade: how is this possible?, by Gerald A. Hermann

Gerald Hermann, a pioneer in the organic sector (he was president of Naturland and IFOAM, today he is director of Organic Services, and is known worldwide as one of the leading experts in the organic agri-industry) publishes a reflection on the sector that has been shattered by various scandals on national and international levels. The bigger the scandals, the more dramatic the consequences for the countries of origin, which brings about huge shifts in international commodity flows, as import and export figures indicate.

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Online sale: the Italian market for organic food products

The emergency that Italy is facing has accelerated the affirmation of some phenomena showing interesting prospects already before the pandemic. It is the case for the online sale of agri-food products. For reasons of force majeure, millions of Italians have found a valuable ally on the web not to leave the house and avoid the queue at supermarkets. Many distributors and organic product holdings have been experimenting with alternative forms of retail for some time, and many others have started for the first time on this occasion.

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Understanding the consumer: French and the organic, a dossier by Agence Bio

In 2019, more than 9 out of 10 French people said they had consumed organic products and almost three quarters of them consumed them regularly (at least once a month). 14% consume it every day. In short, will organic in 2020 be the engine of the new social trend "consume less, consume better"? The conspicuous dossier presented by "Etude Spirit Insight for Agence Bio" tries to answer this question through several steps:

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US demand for organic products steadily expanding

In the US, consumer demand for organic products is spilling into more categories. The move is spearheaded by younger consumers seeking sustainable options, including strange products like beer made with organic barley and rice.

“Shoppers consistently relate that they choose organic because they believe the product to be ‘better for me and my family,’” said Angela Jagiello, director of education and insights at the Organic Trade Association, Washington.

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“Improving Transparency Along the Supply Chain and the Relevance of Organic Farming Statistics”

It is an event that will precede the Organic World Congress 2020 in Paris, and will take place on 22 September.

Main Topics of the seminar:

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Bio Bank Report 2019: now available the 13th edition

Punctual as every year, the publication edited by Rosa Maria Bertino, Achille Mingozzi and Emanuele Mingozzi presents 68 pages full of data, information and infographics. In summary, the Bio Bank Report 2019 reports:

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Global organic production: Italy among top leaders

We are the largest organic citrus fruit producers in the world (27% of the entire Italian citrus fruit area is organic), the first European country for olive trees (over 20% of the national area with olive groves is organic), for fruit (almost 25,000 hectares, over 11% of the total area) and for vegetables (55,000 hectares, almost 11% of the national area planted to grow vegetables).

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SANA 2019: the documents presented during the SANA Observatory

The first day of the Sana organic Fair in Bologna saw the presentation meeting of the “Sana Observatory on organic farming”, promoted by BolognaFiere and curated by Nomisma with the patronage of Federbio and Assobio. As every year, the main issues of the sector were presented, together with analyses of the structural and market data, and an in-depth analysis of the export dimensions of Italian organic products and two specific focuses on the Japanese and Russian markets. All the annexed documents are in Italian.

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“Bio in cifre 2019 - Facts and figures 2019”: anticipations on Italian organic farming structural data

We publish the document anticipating the structural data of the Italian organic sector for 2018. The report also contains information on market data and imports of organic products from third countries in Italy.

BIO IN CIFRE 2019 - Anticipations (in Italian)

 

Source: SINAB

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Mipaaft: now published the data on the Italian organic sector for 2018

The data on the Italian organic sector in 2018 have now been published on the Mipaaft website. Elaborated by SINAB, the data indicate that, since 2010, the hectares of the Italian organic surface have increased by over 75%, while the number of operators in the sector has grown by over 65%. To date, the area dedicated to organic farming in 2018 is equivalent to the extension of an area as wide as the Apulia region. 
 
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