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The World of Organic Agriculture 2019

Statistics and Emerging Trends

The 20th 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 includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector around the world and presents detailed organic farming statistics that cover the area under organic management, specific information about land use in organic systems, the number of farms and other operator types, and selected market data.

The book also contains information about the global market for organic food, information on standards and regulations, organic policy, and insights into current and emerging trends in organic agriculture in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania.

In addition, the volume includes reports about the organic sector in Australia, Canada, the Pacific Islands, and the United States of America and brief updates for various countries in Asia. The book also contains an article about organic cotton from the Textile Exchange and a chapter reviewing key commodities certified by selected Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS). To celebrate this anniversary edition, a milestone list is included for each region as well as for the global market, public standards and legislation, PGS, organic policy development, the FiBL data collection on organic agriculture worldwide, and the global organic movement.

This book  has been produced with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Sustainability Fund of Coop, 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+49 (0)228 926 50-10; HeadOffice(at); 

Pages 356
Authors Helga Willer and Julia Lernoud (Eds.)
Publisher(s) FiBL, IFOAM
Year of publication 2019
Edition 1. Auflage
Publication Format Leitfaden / Handbuch
Language Englisch
ISBN Printed version ISBN 978-3-03736-118-4
Order no. 2020