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The World of Organic Agriculture 2021

Statistics and Emerging Trends

Organic agriculture is practised in 187 countries, and 72.3 million hectares ofagricultural land were managed organically by at least 3.1 million farmers. The global sales of organic food and drink reached more than 106 billion euros in 2019.

The 22nd edition of The World of Organic Agriculture, published by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International, provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in global organic agriculture. It presents detailed organic farming statistics covering the area under organic management, land use and crops in organic systems, the number of farms and other operator types and selected market data.

The book includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector around the world about the global market for organic food, organic imports, standards and regulations, Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS), public food procurement in the organic sector and insights into current and emerging trends in organic agriculture in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania.
This year’s edition also includes information describing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the organic sector.
This book  has been produced with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Coop Sustainability Fund and NürnbergMesse. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinions of ITC, SECO or NürnbergMesse.

+++ Affiliates of  IFOAM – Organics International order the book at a reduced price directly from IFOAM – Organics International . Tel. +49 (0)228 926 50-10; HeadOffice(at);

Pages 336
Authors Helga Willer, Jan Trávníček, Claudia Meier and Bernhard Schlatter (Eds.)
Publisher(s) FiBL, IFOAM
Year of publication 2021
Publication Format Leitfaden / Handbuch
Version Druck
Language Englisch
ISBN Print Version 978-3-03736-393-5; PDF Version 978-3-03736-394-2
Order no. 1150