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Q&A: What is the correct number for organic arable land in the UK?


I looked at the infographic (see below) about organic production in the UK with interest but was shocked at the figure for arable crops. Defra published the figure at 41200 ha for 2014 for the UK This figure is about 3.5 x that. I think someone...

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UK: Organic Market Report 2016


The 2016 Organic Market Report was launched on 23 February showing that the UK organic market experienced a sustained growth of 4.9% in 2015. This is the third year of consecutive growth for the UK organic sector, which is now worth £1.95 billion. ...

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Follow us on Twitter: Statistics and news on organic farming worldwide


With its new specialized Twitter account @FiBLStatistics, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL is providing a tool to find latest data and information on organic farming by country, crop and other issues.

The system is currently being...

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UK: Organic market shows improved growth amidst tumbling food prices


The Soil Association’s 2015 Organic Market Report reveals sales of organic products increased by 4% in 2014. The new figures announced in February 2015 show this is significant growth in a year when both food prices (down 1.9%) and food spending...

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Presentations from the session "The Organic Market in Europe" at BIOFACH 2015


On February 12, 2015, partners of the OrganicDataNetweork prsented the latest data on organic markets in Europe.

The presentations are now available for download at Organic Eprints.

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UK: Soil Association 2014 Organic Market Report reveals growth in organic sales for the first time in four years


The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013: the first time the organic market has seen annual growth since 2008.

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New organic market reports from Germany and the UK


Two market reports that involved input from the OrganicDataNetwork project have been published

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UK: Results of the producer survey now online


The Organic Research Centre Elm Farm (ORC) has now published a report based on the producer survey that it carried out as part of the UK case study of the Organic DataNetwork Project in November and December 2013.

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UK should look to Switzerland in battle to save organic production


The UK Government can learn lessons from other European countries in how it stalls the declining number of organic producers, the Famers Guardian reports.

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New handbook: Organic in Europe - Prospects and Developments


This publication provides an overview of developments and future prospects from the perspective of public policy support and market growth.

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UK: Organic market shows signs of recovery, but land area falls


After several years of decline since 2008 due to the recession, the organic market in the UK is finally showing signs of recovery. In May 2013, new figures from Kantar Worldpanel revealed that organic sales through supermarkets had increased 1.6...

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UK: Organic Market Report 2013


The 2013 Organic market report highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2012.It is published by the Soil Association

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UK: Organic statistics 2011 for land area, livestock and operators released


The latest national statistics for the United Kingdom, produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on the organic farming sector were released on 5 July 2012. Whereas many countries, for which 2011 data are available...

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UK: New organic market report


Global sales of organic products continue to defy the economic downturn, growing in 2010 and with growth continuing into 2011. One exception is, however, the UK where, despite areas of strong growth and improvement in the long term trend, overall...

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Successfully exporting organic products to Europe


To operate successfully in importing organic products to Switzerland and the European Union, it is crucial to have accurate information on market access conditions. For this reason, the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) and the Research...

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UK: New Organic Market Report


According to the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report, Sales of organic products fell 5.9 percent to 1.73 billion British Pounds in 2010 with the rate of decline slowing significantly throughout the year.

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UK: Successful 5th Organic Producers Conference


The successful 5th Producer Conference of the Organic Research Centre Elm Farm was held on the 17th and 18th January at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel and was attended by well over 200 delegates who participated in workshops and plenary...

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UK: Organic Statistics 2009


The latest National Statistics produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Defra on the organic farming sector were released on 29 July 2010. This release shows information gathered during 2009 for organic crops and livestock...

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UK: Soil Association publishes Organic Market Report 2010


The Soil Association has recently published its organic market report for the UK. It predicts a modest market expansion of between 2 percent to 5 percent in the UK market for organic products in 2010.

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UK: Organic market report released


The 2009 market report for the UK has now been released by the Soil Association, showing that UK sales of organic products increased overall by 1.7% in 2008 to over £2.1 billion growing strongly in the first six to nine months and then falling back...

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