Canada: organic farm surface up by 121 percent since 2006

In a recently published fact sheet the Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) indicates that organic food purchases accounted for 3.2% of all grocery sales in 2018, up from 2.6% in 2017. An increase offset by the interest of agricultural producers in the sector.


“Organic figures 2020”: the Italian organic farming data

A great challenge for all of Europe: this is the "Farm to Fork" strategy, the heart of the new Green Deal, "green path" to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050. The goal for organic farming is to cover, at least, 25% of the UAA. A context where Italy is not only already doing its part, but where the reputation of our country for the quality of the products and the seriousness of the controls is already very high at European level, as the data relating to our organic sector in 2019 show.


“Improving Transparency Along the Supply Chain and the Relevance of Organic Farming Statistics”

It is an event that will precede the Organic World Congress 2020 in Paris, and will take place on 22 September.

Main Topics of the seminar:


France: 2018, a record year for organic sector

With 5,000 more organic holdings at the end of 2018, their number in France has reached 41,600 , approximately 9.5% of the total French farms. French organic production has substantially  doubled in 5 years: the strongest progression ever recorded. Better still, in 2018 the organic surface reached  2 million hectares, which corresponds to 7.5% of the French UAA (6.5% in 2017). A remarkable growth, mainly due to the increase of cereal, viticultural and fruit and vegetable production.


France: almost 9 out of 10 French consumed at least one organic product in 2018

Almost 9 out of 10 French French say they have consumed - in the course of 2018 - at least once organic products; 7 out of 10 have done it at least once a month and 12% have bought them every day.


Germany 2018: organic surface grows

According to estimates, the share of German organic land in 2018 increased by 109,863 hectares (plus 8% on 2017 ) to around 1.5 mn hectares.


“The World of Organic Agriculture 2019": nearly 70 million hectares of farmland are organic

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide have been presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at BIOFACH. The statistical yearbook "The World of Organic Agriculture" is full of news about the status of organic farming worldwide.


Spain: the 2017 figures of the organic sector

Structural data

The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAGRAMA) has released detailed data on organic production in Spain for the year 2017. The data confirm the trend of steady  growth and the consolidation of organic production, observed in the recent  years . The area dedicated to organic production increased by 3.1% compared to 2016, exceeding the 2.082.000 hectares. Half of this surface is dedicated to permanent pasture, one quarter to arable crops and the rest  to permanent crops.


EUROSTAT: organic crop area continues to rise in the EU

With 12 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2016, organic farming made up 6.7% of the European Union's (EU) total utilised agricultural area (UAA). Since 2012, the area devoted to organic farming has grown by almost two million hectares. Similarly, an upward trend can be observed in the number of registered organic producers, which reached 295 600 at the end of 2016.



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