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Europe: Current Statistics

Willer, Helga; Schaack, Diana; Schlatter, Bernhard and Lernoud, Julia (2014) Europe: Current Statistics. In: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) (Eds.) The World of Organic Agriculture. Statistics and Emerging Trends 2014 [online version]. FiBL and IFOAM, Frick and Bonn, pp. 200-207.

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Summary

In this article, key area and operator data about organic farming in Europe and the European Union are presented.
> In Europe, 11.2 million hectares were under organic agricultural management, constituting 2.2 percent of the agricultural area. Compared with 2003 (6.3 million hectares), the organic land has almost doubled. In 2012, the area increased by 0.63 million hectares or six percent.
> In the countries of the European Union, there were almost 10 million hectares in 2012, constituting 5.6 percent of the agricultural land. Compared with 2003 (5.7 million
hectares), the organic land increased by 75 percent. In 2012, the area increased by 0.54 million hectares or six percent.
> The country with the largest organic agricultural area is Spain (1.6 million hectares), followed by Italy (1.2 million hectares), Germany and France (both slightly over 1
million hectares).


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Organic data, organic statistics, Europe, European Union
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
EnglishEuropehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2724
EnglishEuropean Unionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34779
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > European Union
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Europe
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Statistics & Country Info > Europe
European Union > OrganicDataNetwork
FP7 Grant Agreement Number:289376
ISBN:SBN FiBL 978-3-03736-251-8, ISBN IFOAM 978-3-944-372-08-2
Related Links:http://www.organicdatanetwork.net/, http://www.organicdatanetwork.net/odn-workpackage-4.html?&L=0, http://www.organic-world.net/yearbook-2014.html?&L=0
Deposited By: Willer, Dr. Helga
ID Code:25255
Deposited On:05 Mar 2014 18:18
Last Modified:05 Mar 2014 18:18
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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