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The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2006: Data Collection on Organic Farming World-Wide

Baraibar, Bàrbara (2006) The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2006: Data Collection on Organic Farming World-Wide. Speech at: BioFach Congress 2006, NürnbergMesse, Nuremburg, Germany, 16.-19.2.2006.

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According to the survey, currently more than 31 million hectares of farmland are under organic management worldwide, a gain of around five million hectares in a single year. A major increase of organic land has taken place in China, where nearly three million hectares of pastoral land were recently certified.
In terms of organic land, excluding wild collection, Australia leads pack with 12.1 million hectares, followed by China (3.5 million hectares) and Argentina (2.8 million hectares). Most of the world’s organic land is in Australia / Oceania (39%), followed by Europe (21 %), Latin America (20%), Asia (13%), North America (4 %) and Africa (3 %). Regarding the share of organic farmland in comparison with the total agricultural area, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavian countries lead the way. In Switzerland, for example, more than ten percent of the agricultural land is managed organically.
In 2004, the market value of organic products worldwide reached 27.8 billion US$, (23.5 billion EUR), the largest share of organic products being marketed in Europe and North America. Ongoing growth of the market and organic land area is expected for the foreseeable future, in part due to an increased support of governments and development organizations.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Keywords:Statistics, organic farming world wide, market data
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Country reports
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Surveys and statistics
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Communication
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/shop/show.php?sprache=EN&art=1402, http://www.soel.de/oekolandbau/weltweit.html, http://www.ifoam.org, http://www.biofach.de, http://orgprints.org/5161/
Deposited By: Willer, Dr. Helga
ID Code:7253
Deposited On:20 Feb 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:The presentation summarises the main findings of the global organic statistical yearbook "The World of Organic Agriculture. Statistics and Emerging Trends 2006", edited by Helga Willer and Minou Yussefi. International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Bonn, Germany. http://orgprints.org/5161/

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