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Naturland

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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Practical support to smallholder organisations

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Naturland has completely revised the Manual for Quality Assurance, taking into account new government regulations and international standards. The Manual now includes all provisions of the current EU Eco Regulation EC No 834/2007 and was re-structured, simplified and newly illustrated. Moreover, the Naturland Social Standards (not mentioned in the manual before) were included. Further revisions regarding new provisions of the forthcoming EU Eco Regulation 2018/848 will be published as soon as they are finalized by the EU.

International Guide to Fair Trade Labels 

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The fifth edition of the “International Guide to Fair Trade Labels” was published in December, 2019. This guide is the only publication which performs global scrutiny of the standards and verification systems implemented by the major labels operating in the field of fair trade.

And the outcome is quite impressive. In each of the four categories (ecological, social, economic, and structural criteria) the guide confirmed that the Naturland Fair label complies either 100% or, in other respects, by and large with the principles of fair trade.

Naturland hosts sixth strategic meeting

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Currently (17th – 21th February) the 6th strategy workshop of INOFO (Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers Organisation) is taking place at Naturland in Gräfelfing, Germany. 

INOFO is aiming to form a global political platform for organic farmers to represent the interests of organic farmers within the international community. This institutional development work is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and carried out by the Andreas Hermes Academy.

Heigl: Combination of organic with social standards also sets global quality benchmarks

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Nuremberg – On the occasion of the BIOFACH 2020, Naturland is again able to present excellent results: its steady growth in recent years was maintained in 2019, both in Germany and abroad. Currently over 70,000 farmers in 57 countries throughout the world adhere to the Naturland standards, an increase of some ten percent over the prior year.

The area of agricultural land increased by some 11.5% to 427,000 hectares. Add to this almost 56,000 hectares of organic forestry management, and the figure now totals over 480,000 hectares of land managed in compliance with the Naturland standards.