Germany: organic farming continues to grow in 2016 (IT)


BOLW - Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft Bund eV, has published data on the organic farming sector in Germany for the year 2016. The German organic surface increased in 2016 to 90,000 hectares, reaching 1,185,471 hectares, + 8.9 % compared to 2015. The number of organic farms in the same period grew by 8.6%, with 2,119 new operators, for a total of 26.855 operators. Always in 2016, the German organic market as well saw sales increase by 9.9%, with a total turnover of 9.48 billion euro (in 2015 the volume was 8.62 billion). The 2016 data are given in the brochure "Facts and Figures - The organic sector in 2017".

President BÖLW Felix Prinz zu Loewenstein, in an appeal to the Federal Minister Christian Schmidt, asked for an ambitious strategy by the government for the German future of organic farming, a strategy that could send a strong signal for the reorientation and conversion to organic of the German farms.

Download HERE the brochure (in German)

Source: BOLW -  Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V.