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China: New GAIN report issued


According to a new USDA GAIN Report released February 2009, the organic market in China has been growing at an annual double digit rate over the past decade. The early stage of organic farming in China was initiated by the demand from foreign countries. In 2005, the Chinese government issued...

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Germany: Latest figures released


According to the German Federation of the Organic Food Industry BOELW, the organic area increased to more than 900'000 hectares in 2008. This constitutes an increase of 5.3 %.  The number of farms is 19'824, an increase of 6 %. 

According to first estimates the organic market value was 5.8 billion...

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Global organic agriculture: Key Results from the 2009 edition of 'The World of Organic Agriculture


Organic agriculture is developing rapidly, and statistical information is now available from 141 countries of the world. Its share of agricultural land and farms continues to grow in many countries.

For more information see the key results.

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IFOAM EU Group launches dossier on the new organic regulation


On February 19, 2009, the IFOAM EU Group launched its dossier on the new organic regulation. The dossier was published by the IFOAM EU Group as a very first stakeholder attempt to give a assessment of the regulation and its implications for the organic sector in Europe.

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Global Organic Agriculture: Continued Growth


The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) will present the latest statistics about organic agriculture worldwide at BioFach 2009. The results of the study titled ‘The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and...

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The World of Organic Agriculture 2009 now published


The 10th edition of '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...

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