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Naturland farmers and processors have been ground-breaking global pioneers for over 30 years. The world’s first ever conversion to organic agriculture of tea gardens in Sri Lanka and India in the 1980s was the prelude to our successful work on an international scale. Currently 43,000 farmers in 46 countries manage an area of some 330,000 hectares according to the Naturland standards. To Naturland, organic agriculture means combining tradition with modern practices and experience with the courage to adopt new approaches.
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Inspektorenschulung kleinAt Naturland head office in Gräfelfing, Germany, 22 inspectors from 15 inspection bodies in 11 different countries are assembling to participate in a two-day inter-active training course on the Naturland standards. This type of training course has been an integral part of Naturland quality assurance policy for some years now.

Naturland is an association of farmers who grow high-quality organic foodstuffs in 44 countries throughout the world in conformity with one strict set of standards. Naturland quality assurance ensures that they all understand the standards and implement them in the same way.

Helping to restore agriculture after the hurricane – BNN and Naturland open a special account for donations

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Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, has been hard hit by Hurricane Matthew. At the moment top priority is being given to disaster relief to ensure that the minimum requirements of those affected are met directly. However, it is at the same time already necessary to think about the next sowing season so that Haitian farmers do not remain dependent on food aid long term.

To this end, BNN (German Association of Organic Processors, Wholesalers and Retailers) and Naturland have opened a special account for donations so that Haiti and its citizens can receive assistance over and above that of immediate disaster aid, assistance which this battered country is now in urgent need of.

Naturland on the occasion of World Food Day on 16th October

2016 Agropia Kartoffelvielfalt 250On the occasion of World Food Day on 16th October, Naturland is calling attention to how important smallholders are to food security. This claim is backed up by the Global Hunger Index for 2016 just recently published which emphasised the importance of making sustainable increases in smallholders’ productivity. One important prerequisite to do so is free access to seed, and a diversity of varieties. However, once Bayer has taken over Monsanto, exactly the opposite will be the case.

“The power of seed and pesticide groups today poses a threat to the genetic foundation of our food“, warns Hans Hohenester, organic farmer and chairman of the Naturland board of directors. A wide genetic spectrum is important for crops, because it enables them to adapt to fluctuations in environmental conditions. This is exactly what is called for in the sustainability objectives to which Germany has committed itself.

 

Naturland on International Coffee Day, 1st October

Naturland Kaffeeanbau in Indien 2501st October is International Coffee Day. Coffee is far and away the most popular beverage in Germany. Here, consumption per capita last year was 162 litres. Consumers make high demands how their coffee is prepared, but it is also worth taking a look at how it is cultivated. Some ten million hectares in 70 countries throughout the world are devoted to coffee, and the way it is grown varies widely.

“Naturland coffee is cultivated using cultivation methods appropriate to their geographical location and under shade trees, thus making a genuine contribution towards the environment and the climate,“ says Hans Hohenester, the chairman of Naturland’s board of directors, on the occasion of International Coffee Day.