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Table of contents The World of Organic Agriculture 2018

Contents of The World of Organic Agriculture 2018

Foreword from SECO and ITC
Foreword from FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International
Foreword from the Editors

Organic Agriculture: Key Indicators and Top Countries

The World of Organic Agriculture 2018: Summary
Helga Willer, Julia Lernoud, and Laura Kemper


Current Statistics on Organic Agriculture Worldwide: Area, Operators, and Market
Julia Lernoud and Helga Willer

General notes on the data

Organic land
›Organic agricultural land
›Organic share of total agricultural land
›Growth of the organic agricultural land
›Further organic areas

Organic producers and other operator types

Retail sales and international trade data

Organic farming in developing countries and emerging markets

Land use and key commodities in organic agriculture
›Land use
›Arable land
›Permanent crops
›Wild collection and beekeeping areas
›Statistics on selected crops
›› Cereals
›› Citrus fruit
›› Cocoa beans
›› Coffee
›› Dry pulses
›› Fruit: Temperate fruit
›› Fruit: Tropical and subtropical fruit
›› Grapes
›› Oilseeds
›› Olives
›› Vegetables


The State of Sustainable Markets: Statistics and Emerging Trends – 2017
Julia Lernoud, Jason Potts, Gregory Sampson, Salvador Garibay, Matthew Lynch, Vivek Voora, Helga Willer and Joseph Wozniak

Organic Cotton
Liesl Truscott, Evonne Tan, Lisa Emberson, Nicole Lambert, and Amish Gosai
›Global Trends
›Geography of production
›Organic Farm and Textile Standards


The Global Market for Organic Food & Drink
Amarjit Sahota
›North America
›Other regions
›The organic consumer
›Challenges & growth outlook


Standards and Regulations
Beate Huber, Otto Schmid, and Verena Batlogg
›Organic legislation worldwide: current situation
›The Codex Alimentarius Guidelines: Recent developments
›Import requirements of major economies

PGS in 2017 – Trends and Latest Figures
Flávia Moura e Castro and Federica Varini

Processed with care? Comparing Different Organic Regulations and Standards for Major Markets
Verena Batlogg, Otto Schmid, and Beate Huber

The First Global Compilation of Policies Supporting Organic Agriculture
Joelle Katto-Andrighetto


Latest Developments in Organic Agriculture in Africa
Jordan Gama
›The African Organic Network (AfrONet)
›Organic agriculture conferences ›Strategic Plan (2015-2025) for the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative (EOAI) for Africa

Africa: Current Statistics
Julia Lernoud, Helga Willer and Bernhard Schlatter
Organic Agriculture in Africa: Graphs
Organic Agriculture in Africa: Tables


Asia Sector Report
Compiled by IFOAM Asia
›Achievements of IFOAM Asia in 2017
›Contributors by country

Working in Partnership with Local Governments - the ALGOA Project
Jennifer Chang

Asia: Current statistics
Julia Lernoud, Helga Willer, and Bernhard Schlatter
Organic Agriculture in Asia: Graphs
Organic Agriculture in Asia: Tables


Organic in Europe: Prospects and Developments
Helga Willer, Stephen Meredtih, Bram Moeskops, and Emanuele Busacca
›EU policy and regulatory framework for the organic sector
›OK-Net platforms for farmers to exchange knowledge
›Science Day 2017 at Biofach
›TP Organics
›FiBL Europe
›Organic Roadmap for Sustainable Food and Farming

Europe and the European Union: Key indicators 2016

Organic Farming and Market Development in Europe and the European Union
Helga Willer, Diana Schaack, and Julia Lernoud
›1 Production and market highlights
›2 Organic agricultural land
›3 Land use and crops grown in organic agriculture
›4 Organic livestock3
›5 Producers, processors, importers, and exporters
›6 Organic retail sales
›7 Conclusion
›8 Acknowledgements
›9 References and further reading
Organic Agriculture in Europe: Tables

Organic in Ukraine
Olga Trofimtseva and Natalie Prokopchuk


Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean Region: Recent Data Outline
Marie Reine Bteich, Patrizia Pugliese, Lina Al-Bitar, and Suzana Madžarić
›Latest figures ›Organic share of the agricultural area
›A focus on processors
›A focus on data collection


Latin America and the Caribbean
Patricia Flores
›Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (CIAO)
›Country reports
›Regional meetings of the agroecological and organic movement

Latin America and the Caribbean: Current statistics
Julia Lernoud, Helga Willer, and Bernhard Schlatter
Organic Agriculture in Latin America and Caribbean: Graphs
Organic Agriculture in Latin America and Caribbean: Tables


U.S. organic sales set new records
Barbara Fitch Haumann
›Consumer trends
›Production growth
›Integrity of imports
›Animal welfare
›Advocating for organic
›Rallying check-off support
›Advocating for organic research
›International trade

Tia Loftsgard and Jill Guerra
›Data collection
›Expansion of organic operations and acreage
›Research and innovation
›Market growth and trends
›Canada organics on the global stage
›Challenges ahead

North America: Current statistics
Julia Lernoud, Helga Willer, and Bernhard Schlatter
Organic Agriculture in North America: Graphs
Organic Agriculture in North America: Tables


Andrew Lawson, Andrew Monk, and Amy Cosby
›Primary producers and area of farmland
›Regulatory framework
›Competitive exports
›A new peak structure and voice for organics in Australia?
›Review of export regulations
›Common voluntary organic logo for Australia

The Pacific Islands
Karen Mapusua
›Recent developments
›Third-party certification
›Market & trade
›Government and international support

Oceania: Current statistics
Julia Lernoud, Helga Willer, and Bernhard Schlatter
Organic Agriculture in Oceania: Graphs
Organic Agriculture in Oceania: Tables


A new narrative for the organic movement and IFOAM – Organics International
Markus Arbenz
›The umbrella
›The new narrative
›The institutional context


Key Indicators by Country and Region
Data Providers and Data Sources