IFOAM EU calls for target: at least 20% organic land in the EU

The organic movement calls for ambitious targets to increase organic land and consumption in the EU ahead of the publication of the Farm to Fork  and Biodiversity  strategies planned for 25 March.


A new publication by Agence Bio: "Organic agriculture in the world"

Agence Bio, the French agency for the development and promotion of organic agriculture, has updated its interesting publication on organic agriculture in the world. At the beginning of 2019, 93 countries had regulations for organic agriculture.

The global organic market in 2017 reached almost 92.8 billion euros, then exceeding 100 billion in 2018.


EUROSTAT: organic farming surfaces in the EU

EUROSTAT has published the official data on the EU organic farming surfaces.  The total organic area in the European Union (EU) was 13.4 million hectares in 2018, corresponding to 7.5% of the total utilised agricultural area. This represents an increase of 34% between 2012 and 2018.


Mipaaft: now published the data on the Italian organic sector for 2018

The data on the Italian organic sector in 2018 have now been published on the Mipaaft website. Elaborated by SINAB, the data indicate that, since 2010, the hectares of the Italian organic surface have increased by over 75%, while the number of operators in the sector has grown by over 65%. To date, the area dedicated to organic farming in 2018 is equivalent to the extension of an area as wide as the Apulia region. 

FIBL and AMI: new data on European organic sector

At BioFach, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI) and partners presented the 2017 data of the European organic sector . The organic market in Europe continued to grow. In 2017, it increased by almost 11% and reached 37.3 billion euros. Many of the major markets enjoyed double-digit growth rates. Strong growth also of areas, producers, and markets.

Almost 15 million hectares of farmland are organic in Europe  


Organic crops in Europe: +1 million hectares

In Europe, the organic UAA grew in 2016 by one million hectares compared to the previous year: Italy is the top country with the widest organic surface increase, with more than 300 thousand hectares. These are the figures released by FIBL - the International research institute on organic farming - at Biofach, the most important international organic fair.


Europe: organic agriculture continues to increase

According to the data presented by FIBL and AMI-the Agricultural Market Information Company at BioFach in Nuremberg, in Europe 13.5 million hectares of farmland were cultivated in 2016 with the organic farming method (European Union: 12.1 million hectares). With more than 2 million hectares, Spain continues to be the country with the largest organic area, followed by Italy (1.8 million hectares) and France (1.5 million hectares).


US organic agriculture and sales continue growing in 2016

The sales and production of organic agricultural continued to increase in 2016, when U.S. farms produced and sold $7.6 billion in certified organic commodities, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). 


Vice-Minister Olivero inaugurates 'Sana' in Bologna

Deputy Agriculture Minister Mr. Andrea Olivero inaugurated today the 29th edition of SANA, the annual International Exhibition of Organic agriculture organized by Bologna Fiere. Organic agriculture continues to represent a leverage for Italian agriculture and sustainability of productions, and the latest data confirm the strong growth trend in 2016.


Spain: 2016 data on organic farming confirm the sector growth

The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment has published the first data on organic production in Spain for 2016. These data confirm the sustained growth trend and consolidation of the sector which makes Spain the first producer at European level and among the top five major producing countries worldwide.



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