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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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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.

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Dr. Linley Dixon, US farmer and Associate Director of the Real Organic Project visited Naturland and Naturland farms in Southern Germany, beginning of December. The Real Organic Project is a nonprofit farmer NGO that aims at growing people’s understanding of foundational organic values and practices in the US.

Their main concern is the loss of local organic farms due to the influx of so called industrial organic producers. Their first goal is to create an add-on label to USDA certified organic to provide more transparency on organic farming practices.

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The rights we enjoy as a matter of course are a remote prospect for millions of smallholders and agricultural workers. Three quarters of the world’s poor and malnourished live in rural areas. The UN Human Rights Council has just adopted a declaration on the rights of small-scale farmers.

Its aim is to promote the enforcement of human rights in rural areas. Unfortunately Germany abstained from voting, despite many appeals to lend its support to the UN declaration, as did most of the other EU states.