“Organic figures 2020”: the Italian organic farming data

A great challenge for all of Europe: this is the "Farm to Fork" strategy, the heart of the new Green Deal, "green path" to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050. The goal for organic farming is to cover, at least, 25% of the UAA. A context where Italy is not only already doing its part, but where the reputation of our country for the quality of the products and the seriousness of the controls is already very high at European level, as the data relating to our organic sector in 2019 show.


USDA: good prospects for US organic exports in the EU

The USDA has published a report on the prospects for US organic exports in the EU. There is a growing demand for organic food in the EU, and this offers the opportunity for the US to export a significant amount of products to the EU, from berries to asparagus, but also sweet potatoes and nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and pistachios, followed by pears, apples, grapefruits, cherries and carrots. To date, the United Kingdom is the largest buyer of American organic products, although it is difficult to predict whether this record will remain after the Brexit. 


Organic crops in Europe: +1 million hectares

In Europe, the organic UAA grew in 2016 by one million hectares compared to the previous year: Italy is the top country with the widest organic surface increase, with more than 300 thousand hectares. These are the figures released by FIBL - the International research institute on organic farming - at Biofach, the most important international organic fair.


France: Agence Bio, new data and a survey on consumption and perception of organic products

As usual, Agence BIO and its partners take an active part in the "Salon International de l’Agriculture - International Exhibition of Agriculture" (Porte de Versailles, Paris, until 4 March), highlighting the growing importance of the organic sector,  its strong growth and dynamism.


Canada: 10% increase in organic sales

Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) reports that 66% of Canadian consumers spend at least some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items. This is a 10% increase from a year ago according to consumer and sales data released by the COTA in advance of an extensive organic sector report to be released in the fall.


"A “wanted” organic, by Matteo Bernardelli

The latest Nomisma data show that the organic food sector has reached a value of 3 billion euros, or 3% of the total world market share. And this after having recorded 44% growth only over the past two years. In 2000, organic accounted just for 0.7% of the market.


Food consumption: organic is growing, sales of meat and alcohol decrease

Also in 2017 organic food will continue its boom, while the decline in consumption of  meat and alcohol, vegetable oils and fats, sweet drinks and energy drinks will continue.


Wine Monitor: 1 Italian out of 4 drinks organic wine

One Italian out of four consumes organic wine.  Wine Monitor (Nomisma) analysis on Fibl data, released at Vinitaly 2017, indicates that in 2016 organic wine sales in Italy reached 11.5 million euro in the supermarkets, registering a +51% compared to 2015 (only +1% the increase of conventional wine sales).


FIBL: the new data about organic farming in the world and in Europe

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide were  presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH 2017 in Nuremberg. They indicate that the positive trend seen in the past years continues: consumer demand is increasing, reflected in the significant market growth of 11 percent in the United States, the world’s largest organic market.



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