Heat waves across Germany have brought forward ripening of many of the country’s organic vegetable crops. By May, salads, radishes and kale were all available.
The Flanders organic sector continued its growth in 2017, both in terms of production and consumption. The number of Flemish farms operating organic production increased from 430 to 468.
The Flemish agricultural industry’s REO authority is supporting its growers attempts to meet the increasing demand for organic vegetables with a new initiative called ‘Zéro Résidu du Pesticides’.
Italy’s national agency for technological innovation (ENEA) has devised a way to set up a hi-tech micro-plot in your house.
The world’s pear capital, Hanyuan county in China, is suffering the effects of pesticide use which has led to a drastic reduction in the area’s bee population.
Almería is Spain’s leading province for organic agriculture under greenhouse, with a total area of 2,678 hectares in 2017 and the segment is continuing to expand.
The first case of Xylella fastidiosa has appeared in Andalusia in ornamental plants of the Polygala myrtifolia species in El Ejido (Almería).
On 24th April, Biobest announced the opening of a new €1.2 million state-of-the-art production facility at Biobest Maroc.
German consumers have an insatiable demand for organic food, as borne out by the 6% increase in household income spent on organics in 2017.
The head of the Union of Turkish Chambers of Agriculture (TZOB), Şemsi Bayraktar, has appealed to the Turkish Government to support the organic farming sector with relevant policies.