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Naturland

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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 54,000 farmers in 52 countries manage an area of some 400,000 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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Mais PG 250x166The number of people facing hunger is on the rise, and so far, the goals of the international community have not been sufficient in the fight against climate change. These two news from last week evidence the close connection between agriculture, food security and climate change.

"We must tackle them both together: hunger and climate change," insists the president of Naturland, Hubert Heigl, on the World Food Day on October 16th.

 

Argentinien news 250x166In recent years, the soya boom with its gigantic monoculture farms and the cultivation of GMO plants has turned Argentina into one of the world’s major exporters of agricultural produce. However, this goes hand in hand with the massive deployment of pesticides such as glyphosate. On Thursday, 4th October, Naturland welcomed Juan Ignacio Pereyra, a lawyer, and Damián Verzeñassi, a doctor, both from Argentina, to their offices, along with Christiane Lüst, an environmental activist from Munich and representative of “Aktion Gen-Klage”.

For the next possible entry, we are looking for a freelancer for supervison for our sustainable capture fishery project an Lake Victoria. The certification of sustainably captured and organically processed Nile Perch in Tanzania for the international market as well as the support of the local community have been a 10-year success story. Naturland sets the leading standard for organic aquaculture and combines organic and social responsibilities. Furthermore, Naturland developed requirements for sustainable capture fishery. Through strict adherence to the guidelines a responsible management of Nile perch stocks has been achieved.

E SDG logo No UN Emblem square rgb1The adoption of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development by the member states of the United Nations on 25th September three years ago marked the start of an ambitious plan of action to safeguard the future of the planet. The key elements of the agenda are the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The new International Fair Trade Charter was published on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.