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New World Map of Organic Agriculture: Australia is 51%

Paull, John and Hennig, Benjamin (2019) New World Map of Organic Agriculture: Australia is 51%. Acres Australia, 2019 (101), pp. 35-36.

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For the first time, a single country now accounts for more than half of the global certified organic agriculture hectares. The latest world map of organic agriculture reveals that Australia has overtaken the rest of the world). The latest global figures report that the world total of certified organic agriculture is 69.8 million hectares from a total of 181 countries. Of that total, Australia accounts for 35.6 million hectares, which is 51% of the world total. Organics data reveal that organic agriculture has been on a steady upward trend for the past two decades. Global organics has grown at 12% pa over the past twenty years, while Australian organics has grown at 16% pa in the same period. For the past five years the growth of organics in Australia has accelerated to 22% pa. It is this growth spurt of Australian organics that has propelled Australia from the number one position in global certified organic agriculture hectares to now accounting for the majority of the total global organic hectares. The global runners up, are Argentina, in second position, with 3.4 million certified organic hectares, followed by China with 3.0 million hectares, Spain with 2.1 million hectares, and USA with 2.0 million hectares. These are followed by Italy (1.9m ha), Uruguay (1.9m ha), India (1.8m ha), France (1.7m ha), Germany (1.4m ha), Canada (1.2m ha), and Brazil (1.1m ha). All other countries each report less than a million hectares of certified organic agriculture hectares.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Farming Systems
Knowledge management
Research affiliation:Other countries
Australia > University of Tasmania
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Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:36539
Deposited On:04 Nov 2019 12:41
Last Modified:04 Nov 2019 12:41
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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