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The European Market for Organic Food

Richter, Toralf and Padel, Susanne (2007) The European Market for Organic Food. In: Willer, Helga and Yussefi, Minou (Eds.) The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends 2007. International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM, Bonn, Germany & Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland, chapter 15 Europe, pp. 143-154.

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Most of the information and statistics presented in this chapter were compiled as part of a survey among national experts of national or international organic markets. Many of these figures are based on estimates, and the methods of data collection vary from country to country as no uniform data collection system for organic market data is yet in place. In addition, national organic sales figures may vary between years depending on the information sources.
Descriptions of market trends in this chapter are the result of market observations by Toralf Richter (Bio Plus AG, Switzerland) and Susanne Padel (University of Wales). The authors would welcome any comments that may help to improve the quality of data and information about the organic market in Europe in future. Some content of this chapter was already published in the Soil Association ‘Organic Market Report 2006’3.

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Kommunikation, Publikationen, Statistics, organic farming world-wide, land use, Europe
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Europe
Research affiliation: International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Communication
Germany > Foundation Ecology & Agriculture -SÖL > statistic organic farming
Related Links:http://www.organic-world.net, http://www.soel.de/oekolandbau/weltweit.html, https://www.fibl.org/shop/show.php?sprache=EN&art=1449
Deposited By: Richter, Dr. Toralf
ID Code:13170
Deposited On:28 Feb 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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