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The World of Organic Agriculture

 Recently, ITC publiced 'the State of Sustainable Markets', a report based on a partnership with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL, Switzerland) and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD, Canada). This report outlines data on area, production volume and producers. Fourteen Voluntary Sustainability Standards and its impact are described. Voluntary standards are developed and maintained by organizations like IFOAM (the first, since 1972), FSC, Fairtrade, UTZ and Rainforest Alliance. The latter organizations merged, for more info: We highly recommand reading this report, loaded with statistics and merging trends. Here are some infographics:    SULA NYC formulates with ingredients from two completely different geographical regions: the wetlands: Amazon basin and the drylands: Maghreb. We are USDA organic...

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The International Trade Centre, an agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, created Trade for Sustainable Development as a partnership-based program to support sustainability practices in global supply chains. By adhering to the Trade for Sustainable Development Principles, companies and institutions are expected to embrace, support and enact -- within their sphere of influence -- a set of core values to support sustainable trade.  These are the partners: The first 3 principles: Sustainability Principle 1: Support and promote sustainable trade practices, with regards to social, environmental, economic and management, quality and ethics issues at stake in the production, processing and trading of goods and services. Transparency Principle 2: Contribute to efficiency in global supply chains by clear...

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