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Dynamic data table with key data from the FiBL-IFOAM survey © FiBL

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Source: FiBL-IFOAM survey, based on national sources and data from certifiers. In cooperation with the OrganicDataNetwork project (www.organicdatanetwork.net ), the Mediterranean Organic Agriculture Network for the Mediterrranean countries and RUTA for Central America. For data sources by country see lists below under  "Detailed data sources and data providers".

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The data of the FiBL-IFOAM survey shown on this internet site are copyrighted by FiBL and IFOAM and are provided for internal use only.

Individual numbers may, however, be used if the source is stated. Larger data extracts (more than 100 datasets) may not be re-disseminated  without written permission of the FiBL (see contact on right). All references to FiBL-IFOAM  data will have to be mentioned with the proper URL and the access date.

Please quote the table as follows:

FiBL & IFOAM (2014): Data on orgnaic agriculture 2005-2012. The Organic-World.net website mainained by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, Switzerland. Data available at http://www.organic-world.net/statistics-data-tables-dynamic.html


The possibility of mistakes can not be ruled out entirely. Therefore, FiBL is not subject to any obligation and makes no guarantees whatsoever regarding any of the information in this data table.

The designations employed and the presentation of materials in this file and at www.organic-world.net do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FiBL and IFOAM  concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area.

Where the designation "country" or "area" appears,  it covers countries, territories or areas.

General note on the data

  • Countries: For countries and areas, FiBL and IFOAM use the Standard Country and Area Codes Classifications as defined by the United Nations Statistics division. Where the designation "country" appears, it covers countries or territories.
  • Data sources: Data were gathered from organizations of the private sector, governments, and certification bodies. For detailed information on the data sources please see detailed documents.
  • Direct year-to-year comparison: A direct year-to-year comparison is not always possible for many data, as the data sources may change or data access becomes better. Furthermore for market and trade values fluctuating exchange rates must be born in mind.
  • Completeness of data: For some countries either no current data were available or the data provided may not be complete and for some countries no data were available. It may therefore be assumed that the extent of organic agriculture is larger than documented on this website.
  • Organic areas: Data represent certified land/areas that are already fully converted as well as land under conversion, since many data sources do not separate or include the latter (forinstance Australia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland), and since land under conversion is underorganic management.Crop data: For some crops the area values provided may refer to main crops grown.
    Furthermore,in some cases the areas may refer to agroforestry areas, where the provided crop surfaces are the total surface of the agroforestry system, including shade trees and other crops. Such cases are difficult to compare with those that provide only the effective crop area. This may also explain why sometime the shares of certain organic crops of all crops in a country are particularly high.
  • Conversion status: Not for all countries information on the conversion status is available (e.g. Germany). Some countries only provide data on the fully converted land (e.g. U.S.). For some countries data are collated from several certifiers, some of which provided information on the conversion status whereas others do not (e..g Ethiopia). Therefore: Neither at a country/reional level, nor at a crop level, the sum given for land under conversion and the fully converted land necessarily adds up to the total land under organic management
  • Share of total agricultural land: In some cases, the calculation of the shares of organically managed land, based on the Eurostat and FAOSTAT data, might differ from the organic shares obtained from ministries or local experts.
  • Producers: Some countries report the number of smallholders, and others only the number of companies, projects or grower groups, which may each comprise a number of producers.
  • Data revisions: Data revisions and corrections are carried out on a constant base. 


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