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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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weltkarte international 250x166Once again, Naturland presented outstanding figures at the Biofach 2019. The sustained growth of Naturland over the past years advanced further in 2018 - in Germany and worldwide. Currently, 65,000 farmers in 58 countries produce under the Naturland standards - 19.3 percent more than a year ago.

"This highlights our role as one of the world's leading organic associations, which also sets high quality in its standards with its consistent combination of organic farming and social responsibility," emphasized organic farmer and Naturland President Hubert Heigl.

5. International Organic Beekeeping Conference

Imkereitagung Florian Gerlach 250Beekeepers around the world are struggling with various negative impacts of an increasingly industrialised agriculture on bee health and honey production. Organic beekeepers are particularly affected by this, as they find less and less uncultivated or organically farmed land where to install the bees.
Against this background, scientists and beekeepers will meet at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart from 1 to 3 March for the 5th International Organic Beekeeping Conference. The conference is organised by the University of Hohenheim together with Naturland and the IFOAM Apiculture Forum. For the first time the conference will take place in Germany. In order to address both international professional beekeepers and regional hobby beekeepers, lectures will be held in German and English.

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With new partners and special attractions, Naturland presents itself this year at BIOFACH, the world's leading trade fair for organic food in Nuremberg.

The focus is on the wide variety of Naturland farms and their high-quality products regionally and worldwide and on the topic of animal welfare in organic agriculture. In the Naturland theme world in hall 6 (booth 211), visitors can experience first-hand where the organic milk comes from. On an interactive world map visitors can explore the wide variety and origin of Naturland and Naturland Fair quality products produced by Naturland farmers in more than 50 countries . 

 

 DSC0333 ruth 250x166On August 15, 2018, several people were purposefully murdered again at our partner PFTC in the Philippines, on the island of Panay in the province of Antique. This time, the victims were Felix Salditos, husband of former PFTC chairman Ruth Fe Salditos, along with six colleagues. We are shocked and mourn with our Filipino friends.

The work of the marketing organization for small farmers goes hand in hand with great social and political commitment. But those who fight for fair wages and working conditions, land reform and respect for human rights in the Philippines take risks.