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Picture: Michael Wimmer (centre) at Bio-Ost fair with a representative from the Ministry
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The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.
According to the calculations of the organization “Arbeitskreis Biomarkt”*, in 2014 turnover of organic food and beverages rose by 4.8 %, and the total market volume increased to €7.91bn (2013: €7.55bn).
In Europe, Russia is considered to be one of the worst performing countries in terms of the turnover of organic food. According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, in 2012 sales of organic food in Russia amounted to 148 million US dollars, which represents growth of 7.8 % compared with 2011.
Even after 30 years since it was founded Alnatura has once again impressed us all with a record result: in the last financial year 2013/2014 ending on 30 September 2014, the company’s turnover came to €689m net. Compared with the year before, this translates into a rise of 16 %.
From 11 to 14 February – Wednesday to Saturday – the international organic industry will again be congregating in Nuremberg. Just as last year, NürnbergMesse expects around 2,200 exhibitors and 42,000 professional visitors to attend the trade fair duo BioFach and Vivaness.
Keeping your finger on the pulse is a must for a specialist international trade fair like the BioFach and Vivaness duo. What has an influence on organic farmers, what affects the market, what trends and tendencies are emerging?