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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 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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Besuch GIC klein On Tuesday 27th July, Naturland hosted a group of 25 representatives, managers and partners involved in the Green Innovation Centres. These centres intend to raise the income of farmers and to foster employment by promoting food processing and adding value in producer countries, thereby contributing to food security. They promote the introduction and spread of innovations along various value chains – from the field to the plate.

This visit was part of an exposure seminar on organic agriculture and fair trade organised by the GIZ (German agency for International Cooperation). The participants, in particular were project managers and partners involved in the Green Innovation Centres, with a special interest in organic value chains. They came from Togo, Cameroun, Ethiopia, Ghana, Benin and Malawi.

The work done by Naturland, its sustainability goals and prospects of future co-operation

chinesische delegation 250 On 5th July, 2017, a Chinese delegation from the province of Guizhou paid a visit to the Naturland head offices in Gräfelfing, Germany. The group was travelling to Frankfurt and Munich as part of a two-week further training programme organised by CETC, the China Education & Training Center.  The objective of the scheme was to explain the agricultural structures in Germany and its agricultural associations and co-operatives to the delegation.

Most of the participants are active in the fields of poverty alleviation and development aid where they work for the Poverty Alleviation and Development Office of Guizhou Province. Guizhou is an inland Chinese province in the mountainous south, in the foothills of the Himalaya mountain range. The province is half the size of Germany and its population is also about half that of Germany.

Philippine Delegation visiting Naturland head office - focus on organic agriculture and social standards

Philippine Delegation visiting the Naturland head office in Gräfelfing On June 28th 2017, a delegation from the Philippines visited the Naturland head offices in Gräfelfing, Germany, during a one week study tour on the organic food value chain. The delegation, organized by AFOS (Foundation for entrepreneurial development cooperation), was made up of politicians and producers that want to promote organic agriculture in their regions.

They met with representatives of LVÖ (National association for organic agriculture) and Naturland to learn about organic agriculture in Germany, the Naturland international experience and to discuss challenges and solutions for the promotion of organic agriculture and its commercialization.

Naturland partner in Palestine honoured for his visionary entrepreneurship – award ceremony on 8th September

Nasser Abufarha Nasser Abufarha, the director of Canaan Fair Trade, a Naturland Fair partner in Palestine, is one of the five winners of the One World Award 2017. He is being honoured for his pioneering work in the fields of organic agriculture and fair trade in the Middle East.

“We are delighted that Nasser Abufarha has been recognised with this prestigious award. His work in Palestine is an authentic and innovative example of how farmers can benefit from combining organic with fair trade,” says Hubert Heigl, the president of Naturland on Monday on the occasion of the official announcement of the prize-winners.