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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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Social responsibility and biodiversity in the focus of the members' meeting

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The very first Naturland assembly in Sri Lanka took place this November. 22 representatives from twelve Naturland certified producer organisations and processing companies accepted the Naturland invitation and attended the half day meeting in Colombo. Sri Lanka was one of the first countries where the international Naturland involvement had started more than 30 years ago. As early as 1987, Naturland was involved in the conversion of the world's first tea garden to organic farming. In the course of time further operations joined Naturland, especially small-scale tea and spice famers groups as well as corresponding processing and export companies.

LOAMCP-PH and Naturland sign agreement of cooperation

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Goesean county, South Korea, 20. September 2019 – Today the League of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities and Provinces of the Philippines (LOAMCP-PH) and Naturland signed a cooperation agreement during a ceremony at the International Summit on Agricultural Policy organized by IFOAM Asia. The agreement outlines a concrete cooperation framework to support the development of organic farming and smallholders throughout the Philippines.

Organic knowledge transfer 

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On August 21st, 2019, and for the second year in a row, Naturland was thrilled to welcome a dynamic and highly diverse group of farmers, students of various agricultural master programs, lecturers, government officials from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Togo, Zambia and Tunisia in the context of the Green Innovation Centers programme to its headquarters in Gräfelfing.

The group of 25 international postgraduate students participated in a half-day seminar at Naturland in the context of the course „Food chains in agriculture” at the University of Applied sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf.

Naturland supporting coffee farmers in Uganda and Burundi in coping with climate change

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Small farmers around the world are already suffering to a large extent from the effects of climate change. Even though organic farmers are often better equipped, especially since cultivation in agroforestry systems can buffer climate extremes to a certain degree, there are as well challenges to be coped with.

In the last months Naturland staff Manfred Fürst and Anne Hessenland were active in Uganda as well as Burundi in carrying out workshops to support coffee cooperatives in how to deal with the challenges of climate change that are already perceptible and are still to come.