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Organic in Europe: Organic market grows by double digits and organic area reaches 12.7 million hectares in 2015

(14.02.2017) 

The organic market in Europe continues to grow. In 2015, it increased by 13% and nearly reached 30 billion euros (European Union: 27.1 billion Euros). Almost all the... read more


Another record year for organic agriculture worldwide - 50.9 million hectares of organic agricultural land – organic market grows to more than 80 billion US Dollars

(09.02.2017) 

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the... read more


Organic farming and the prospects for stimulating public goods under the Common Agricultural Policy

(20.07.2016) 

The reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU) for 2014-2020 lacks clear tools to guide and direct investments towards sustainable... read more


Organic in Europe. Prospects and Developments 2016

(29.04.2016) 

Demand for organic food in Europe saw another record year of growth in 2014; however, organic production is not moving at the same speed and more effort at policy level... read more


17th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" presented at BIOFACH

(15.02.2016) 

Organic agriculture is practiced in 172 countries, and 43.7 million hectares of agricultural land are managed organically by approximately 2.3 million farmers. The... read more


European organic market continued to grow in 2014

(09.02.2016) 

In 2014, the European organic market grew by approximately 7.6 percent to a value of more than 26 billion euros. Consumers in the European Union spent 23.9 billion euros... read more


Growth continues: 43.7 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide

(10.02.2016) 

The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH... read more


FiBL report shows organic protein availability and demand

(05.05.2015) 

The aim of the study, carried out as part of the project "Improved Contribution of local feed to support 100 % Organic feed supply to Pigs and Poultry" (ICOPP), was to... read more


European organic market continued to grow in 2013

(10.02.2015) 

In 2013, the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of more than 24 billion euros. Consumers in the European Union spent 22.2 billion... read more


Growth continues: Global organic market at 72 billion US Dollars with 43 million hectares of organic agricultural land worldwide

(10.02.2015) 

The latest global data on organic farming will be presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BIOFACH... read more


OrganicDataNetwork presents results

(10.06.2014) 

Twenty‐four representatives from 15 project members were present in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, during the recent project meeting of the OrganicDataNetwork project... read more


New publication: Organic in Europe - Prospects and Developments

(26.02.2014) 

This publication provides an overview of developments and future prospects from the perspective of public policy support and market growth. EU agricultural and food... read more


FiBL to present many new facts and figures at BIOFACH 2014

(11.02.2014) 

From 12 to 14 February 2014, FiBL will present a cross-section of its work in Hall 1 at BIOFACH in Nuremberg, Germany. FiBL will also be present at a number of events at... read more


Growing Organic Agriculture Sector Explores its Future - Global Organic Statistics 2014 and Organic 3.0

(11.02.2014) 

Organic 3.0 – the future of organic – is on the agenda at BIOFACH 2014. 1.9 million certified organic farmers in 164 countries on 37.5 million hectares and a global... read more


European organic market continued to grow in 2012

(11.02.2014) 

In 2012 the European organic market grew by approximately six percent to a value of almost EUR 23 billion. Consumers in the European Union spent close to EUR 21 billion... read more


Fourth workshop of the European project OrganicDataNetwork in Montpellier

(30.10.2013) 

Twenty-eight participants representing the 15 project partners of the OrganicDataNetwork project for better  European organic market information gathered from... read more


Better organic data for Europe: project launches discussion forum on the problems of compiling organic market data

(03.05.2013) 

Media release of April 30, 2013 of the OrganicDataNetwork project read more


New impulses for continued growth: FiBL and IFOAM present latest statistics on organic farming worldwide at BioFach

(12.02.2013) 

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) present latest statistics on organic... read more


European project OrganicDataNetwork to improve organic market data

(13.04.2012) 

In most European countries, organic agriculture and the organic market have grown constantly for years. Key figures about the development of the organic sector are... read more


Organic agriculture worldwide: Market growing, agricultural land remains steady

(14.02.2012) 

FiBL and IFOAM are presenting the latest data on organic agriculture worldwide at BioFach in Nuremburg. read more


Organic imports to Germany

(31.01.2012) 

Germany is not only the largest market for organic products in Europe but also one of its largest organic producers. In spite of this fact, in 2009/2010 Germany... read more


Global organic area: Continued growth

(15.02.2011) 

Thirty-seven million hectares of agricultural land worldwide are farmed organically. The countries with the largest area of organic agricultural land are Australia,... read more


35 Million Hectares of Organic Agricultural Land World-wide

(15.02.2010) 

FiBL and IFOAM present new facts and figures about organic agriculture world-wide at the BioFach World Organic Trade Fair 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany.  read more


Organic farming world-wide: Latest figures at BioFach 2010

(05.02.2010) 

At the BioFach Congress 2010, the latest figures on organic agriculture world-wide will be presented.  read more


Global Organic Farming: Continued Growth

(20.02.2008) 

IFOAM, FiBL and SÖL present new facts and figures about the organic sector at BioFach 2008 read more