Cultivating change with agroecology and organic agriculture in the tropics - Bridging science and policy for sustainable production systems

Agroecology and organic agriculture present promising alternatives to the current food system, supported by a growing body of evidence. Despite the potential of AE/O, their full benefits cannot be realised in most countries due to political and institutional barriers and lock-ins, including incentives and funding that favour “business as usual” food systems. Overcoming present and future challenges will require educated and empowered stakeholders to support AE/O agriculture in their fields.

Sustainability in organic breeding - Improving the entire system or adjusting some genes?

The briefing provides an overview of the organic food and farming movement’s understanding of sustainability in crop breeding. As IFOAM Organics Europe, the European organic umbrella organisation and voice of organic with the EU institutions, we wrote this document to assess and counter the European Commission’s narrow and problematic approach to sustainability traits in plant breeding.


The concept of a ‘sustainability standard’ has evolved from a mere buzzword into a crucial pillar of global trade. Sustainability standards are important in international trade due to their role in promoting ethical business conduct, preparing businesses for upcoming mandatory regulations, fostering harmonization in global trade and driving innovation. As the world continues to prioritize sustainability, these standards serve as a potential framework upon which a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible global economy can be built.

Seminario FIBL: "Agroecologia e agricoltura biologica e il loro contributo alla sicurezza alimentare globale"

Un gruppo di ricercatori del FiBL (Haruk Cicek, Amritbir Riar, Chloé Durot, Milka Kiboi e Akanksha Singh) ha presentato a Berlino i risultati delle proprie ricerche sulle prestazioni dell'agricoltura biologica e dell'agroecologia nell'ambito dell'evento "Agroecologia e agricoltura biologica e il contributo alla sicurezza alimentare globale", organizzato dal FiBL.

SysOrg: workshop internazionale all'Università di Copenhagen sulla trasformazione verso sistemi alimentari più sostenibili

Il progetto di ricerca "Organic agro-food systems as models for sustainable food systems in Europe and Northern Africa" (SysOrg) ha analizzato i dati di cinque sistemi alimentari locali (Cilento in Italia, Copenaghen in Danimarca, Assia del Nord in Germania, Varsavia in Polonia e Kenitra in Marocco) dalle prospettive della transizione del sistema, della dieta, del cibo e della produzione biologica e dei rifiuti alimentari.

Agricultural Market Brief: “Organic farming in the EU”, a decade of organic growth (January 2023)

The share of EU agricultural land under organic farming increased by more than 50% over the period 2012-2020, with an annual increase of 5.7%. In 2020, 9.1% of the EU’s agricultural area was farmed organically. On average, though with substantial variation across Member States, organic farms are bigger than conventional farms and run by younger farm managers.