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Nearly two million organic farmers worldwide

A recent report from Organic-Market info about the latest edition of the FiBL-IFOAM survey on organic agriculture worldwide, which was launched at BIOFACH 2014.

Helga Willer

Helga Willer, editor of the yearbook "The World of Organic Agriculture" at BIOFACH 2014. Photo: OrganicMarket.info


There are 1.9 certified organic farmers in 164 countries, who cultivate 37.5 million hectares and have a worldwide turnover of 63.8 billion  US-dollars: that’s what the organic movement had achieved by 2012. The global trend remains positive, but the aims of the organic movement go far beyond that. The 2014 edition of the FiBL-IFOAM study “The World of Organic Agriculture” recorded by the end of 2012 more turnover (10% growth in the USA, the biggest organic market), more organically operating farmers (+5%) and more organically managed land (+0.5%).

At BIOFACH both "The World of Organic Agriculture" as well as the new study "Organic in Europe" were presented. For more information about these handbooks see right margin.

The full article with graphs and pictures can be viewed at Organic-Market.info.

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Organic-Market.info: Nearly two million organic farmers worldwide

Contact: Helga Willer, FiBL, Switzerland


Organic in Europe 2014

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