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The World of Organic Agriculture 2011

Organic agriculture is practised in 160 countries and 37.2 million hectares of agricultural land are managed organically by 1.8 million farmers. The global sales of organic food and drink reached 54.9 billion US dollars in 2009.

These and many more figures are presented in the 2011 edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture".


The 12th 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 compiled by FiBL and IFOAM that cover surface area under organic management, specific information about land use in organic systems, numbers of farms and other operators 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 by region. Special features include chapters on beekeeping as well as on voluntary standards.

In addition, the volume contains a number of country reports: Armenia, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Pacific Islands, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uganda, United States and Ukraine.

The latest data are presented annually at BioFach in Nürnberg, Germany (2012: 15 - 18 February).

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