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Welcome to Naturland

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 65,000 farmers in 58 countries manage an area of some 440,000 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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Herr Wu 250 167Social responsibility was always an intrinsic element of the Naturland policy on organic agriculture, from the very start. In 2005 Naturland enshrined this philosophy in its social standards so as to make adherence to these standards along the entire value chain subject to scrutiny.

The Naturland social standards are partially based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as on the Core Labour Standards of the ILO (International Labour Organization). This latter body started operations exactly 100 years ago, its aim being to achieve global peace through social justice, an admirable but also extremely ambitious goal.

Naturland on the occasion of World Water Day

Worldwaterday 2019 250x166Agriculture is the world's largest consumer of water. According to estimates by the WWF, agriculture consumes around 70 percent of water resources, and in developing countries even up to 90 percent. On March 14, Naturland had invited to the assembly of Spanish Naturland members and partners. With 23 participants, the event was very well attended. Main topic of the event: Water.

Alexander Koch from the international department at Naturland emphasized in his presentation the Naturland standards for sustainable water use. Naturland certified operations in regions with scarce water resources, which include most regions in southern Spain, have to prove this.

Seafood Expo North America 250 166 1Seafood Expo North America is North America’s largest seafood trade event. The exposition takes place from 17th-19th March in Boston, featuring over 1,340 exhibiting companies from more than 50 countries. Naturland will also participate as an exhibitor, offering its expertise in certifying organic aquaculture as well as sustainable fisheries.

Meet the Naturland seafood experts at booth 284 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Bienen 250x166Farming practice needs to become more bee- and insect-friendly; politicians in Germany at local and state levels, in Europe and the world over must assume responsibility for introducing measures to support farmers’ efforts in this direction. This is the conclusion to which the organisers came in the follow-up to the Fifth International Organic Beekeeping Conference which took place between 1st and 3rd March, 2019 at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart. 
The participants included over 300 professional apiarists and hobby beekeepers, scientists, development experts and other beekeeping enthusiasts. The event was organised by the University of Hohenheim, the organic association Naturland, and the Apiculture Forum of IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.