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Growth continues: 43.7 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide

The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH fair 2016 in Nuremberg. The statistics yearbook “The World of Organic Agriculture” will be launched on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, from 4.30 to 5.45 pm in Room Istanbul, NCC East.

(10.02.2016) 

(Bonn/Frick/Nürnberg February 10, 2016)  The positive trend seen in the past years continues: Consumer demand is increasing, reflected in the significant market growth of 11% in the US, the world’s largest organic market. More farmers cultivate organically, more land is certified organic, and 172 countries report organic farming activities (up from 170) as shown in the 2016 edition of the study “The World of Organic Agriculture” (data per end of 2014), published by FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International.

fibl.org: Press release Growth continues: 43.7 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide