Sep 28

International Organic Inspectors Association: Working to Make Organic Agriculture the Norm, not the Exception

South Africa Producer Workshop with Lisa Pierce, IOIA Trainer

Inspections and inspector training must be rigorous to guarantee organic integrity to the consumer. Inspectors are typically the only persons on-site annually to verify organic practices for both private and governmental certification bodies.

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Sep 24

National Organic Program, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of Bhutan: Living Growth National Happiness

Sustainable Development as per its dictionary reads “a pattern of economic growth in which resource use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in present but also for the generations to come”.

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Sep 18

Canada Organic Trade Association: A guiding light

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September 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s landmark book Silent Spring. In many respects, this book launched what is considered the modern environmental movement in North America. It was a catalyst to major changes in regulation, the government’s role in public and environmental health, and in many ways announced the birth, in earnest, of today’s organic community.

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Sep 14

Serbian Organic Foundation: The Change Begins Within

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“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy s life.”

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Sep 10

Helvetas Kyrgizstan: Organic farmers in Kyrgyzstan

Helvetas Kyrgyzstan sending a sky lantern with their message to the Organic community

After the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, the economy of Kyrgyzstan has undergone significant changes. In the agricultural sector, with the transition to a market economy, large collective farms were fragmented into smallholder farms. In a result the farmers faced difficulties to access fast growing markets, consequences of monoculture in the past …

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