Organic in Emilia-Romagna is boosting: the Regional administration data (IT)


A promising start of the year for organic agriculture in Emilia-Romagna, thanks also to the RDP 2014-2020. Since the beginning of 2016, the total number of organic holdings (production and processing) increased by 14.6% (+ 23% compared to 2014). 1,900 agricultural undertakings applied to the RDP call, for a total area of 50,000 hectares, of which over 13,000 related to animal husbandry. Following such a huge request, the Region decided to take them all into consideration, allocating additional resources for 17 million euro.

As for the organic farms, in five months they  increased from 3,212 to 3,786 (4.16% of farms in the Region), an increase of 17.9% compared to 2015 and of 25.8% compared to 2014. In May 2016 the area cultivated organically had reached 114,000 hectares (+ 20.4% compared to 2015, + 28.5% on 2014): almost 11% of the regional UAA. Organic  animal husbandry has also grown: from 2011 to 2016 they increased  from 589 to 754, about 30% more.

Other details and data of the organic farms, divided by provinces, can be found HERE (in Italian)

Source: Regione Emilia-Romagna