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The World of Organic Agriculture

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The 2015 edition of The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends was published by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM. The 16th printed edition of the yearbook can be purchased in the IFOAM Bookstore for 20 euros here and is available as pdf here.

Recent developments in global organic agriculture are documented

The World of Organic Agriculture documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management, specific information about land use in organic systems, numbers of farms and other operator types as well as selected market data. The book also contains information on the global market for organic food, the latest developments in organic certification, information on standards and regulations as well as insights into current and emerging trends for organic agriculture in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania. In addition, the volume contains reports about the organic sector in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, the Pacific Islands, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America. Short updates are available from a number of countries in Asia as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.

Map with key data on organic agriculture worldwide

A map with the key data on organic agriculture worldwide is now available at the website, based on the Statplanet software. The following data are shown (by country): Organic agricultural land, share of total agricultural land, number of producers, total retail sales, and organic wild collection areas. Data are available for the years 2004 to 2013. Country graphs are available too and country-to-country comparisons can be made. More information is available from



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