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Italy: Current sector overview from Global Agriculture Information Network GAIN Of USDA

In August 2008 a report on organic agriculture in italy was published by the Global Agriculture Information Network GAIN of the United States Department of Agriculture USDA:


According to this report, organics is an important and growing sector in Italian agriculture. Italy ranks first in Europe in both number of organic farms and organic cultivated land area. The Italian situation demonstrates the more general notion that while EU policies have influenced the development of organic agriculture in Europe as a whole, member state implementation of EU policies, along with member specific incentives, have had a critical role in the development of the organic sector.

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