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Contents of The World of Organic Agriculture 2019

Foreword from SECO and ITC
Foreword from FiBL and IFOAM – Organics International
Foreword from the Editors
Milestones of "The World of Organic Agriculture"

Organic Agriculture: Key Indicators and Top Countries

The World of Organic Agriculture 2019: 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
› Beehives
› Aquaculture
› 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
Julia Lernoud, Jason Potts, Gregory Sampson, Bernhard Schlatter, Gabriel Huppe, Vivek Voora, Helga Willer and Joseph Wozniak

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

Milestones of the Organic Cotton Sector


The Global Market for Organic Food & Drink
Amarjit Sahota
› Introduction
› North America
› Europe
› Other regions
› Challenges & outlook

Milestones of the Organic Market


Public Standards and Legislations
Beate Huber, Otto Schmid, Verena Batlogg, abd Flávia Moura e Castro
› Organic legislation worldwide: current situation
› The Codex Alimentarius Guidelines: Recent developments
› Import requirements of major economies

Milestones of Standards and Legislations

Participatory Guarantee Systems in 2018
Joelle Katto-Andrighetto, Cornelia Kirchner, Flávia Moura e Castro, and Federica Varini

Milestones of the Work of IFOAM – Organics International to Pormote and Support PGS

Policies supporting the organic sector
Federica Varini and Joelle Katto-Andrighetto
› From private sector to the political arena: the rise of organic regulations
› Public money for public goods
› Europe
› Asia
› North America
› Latin America and the Carebbean
› Africa
› Oceania
› Municipalities in support of organic farming

Milestones of Policies Supporting the Organic Sector


Latest Developments in Organic Agriculture in Africa
Jordan Gama and Mwanzo Lawrence Millinga
› The African Organic Network (AfrONet)
› The Fourth African Organic Conferece 2018 in Senegal
› Outlook

Milestones of Organic Agriculture in Africa

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


Developments in the Organic Sector in Asia in 2018
Compiled by IFOAM Asia
› Bangladesh
› Cambodia
› China
› India
› Indonesia
› Japan
› Korea
› Myanmar
› Philippines
› Thailand
› Vietnam
›I FOAM Asia in 2018

Milestones of Organic Agriculture

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


Organic in Europe: Recent Developments
Helga Willer, Bram Moeskops, Emanuele Busacca, and Nicolas de la Vega
› New EU organic rules adopted
› Organic regulations for Russia and Ukraine
› Proposal for the Common Agricultural Policy for 2021 to 2027 launched
› Research

Milestones of Organic Agriculture in Europe

Europe and the European Union: Key indicators 2017

Organic Farming and Market Development in Europe and the European Union
Helga Willer, Diana Schaack, and Julia Lernoud
› 1 Key facts and figures: Production and market highlights
› 2 Organic agricultural land: Area, organic shares, growth
› 3 Land use and crops grown in organic agriculture
› 4 Organic livestock
› 5 Producers, processors, importers, and exporters
› 6 Organic retail sales
› 7 Conclusion
› 8 Acknowledgements

Organic Agriculture in Europe: Tables


Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean Region: Outline and Milestones of the Last 20 Years
Marie Reine Bteich, Patrizia Pugliese, Lina Al-Bitar, and Suzana Madžarić

Milestones of Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean


The History of Organic Agriculture and Agroecology in Latin America and the Caribbean
Patricia Flores

Milestones of Organic Agriculture and Agroecology in Latin America and the Caribbean

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


United States: New Sales Records
Barbara Fitch Haumann
› United States organic agricultural sector continues to grow
› Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule
› Animal Welfare
› Farm Bill a major policy win
› Mandatory organic check-off thwarted
› Voluntary check-off
› Addressing fraud in organic trade
› Addressing organic grain shortages
› International trade

Milestones of the Organic Sector in the United States

Tia Loftsgard and Jill Guerra
› Organic farms thriving
› Organic processing
› Market updates
› COTA's State of Organic Performance Report
› New regulatory framework for organics
› Advocating for organic
› Research

Milestones of the Organic Sector in Canada

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, Amy Cosby, Derek Baker, Shawn Leu, Ed Lefley, Amarjit Sahota, and Nick Bez
› Introduction
› Primary producers and area of farmland
› Exports
› Market value
› Post-farm gate outlook
› The Australian organic consumer
› Regulatory framework
› Research

Milestones of the History of Organics in Australia

Australia: Organic Agriculture in 2010/11 and 2015/16
Els Wynen
› Organic farmland and land use
› Production volumes
› Value of Agricultural Commodity Production (VACP)

The Pacific Islands
Karen Mapusua
› Recent developments
› The Pacific Organic Tourism and Hospitality Standard
› Participatory Guarantee Systems
› Third-party certification
› Market and trade
› Legislation
› Government and international support
› Outlook

Milestones of the Development of Organics in the Pacific Islands

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


Milestones on the global organic path
Louise Luttikholt

Milestones of IFOAM – Organics International

The IFOAM Organic World Congresses


Key Indicators by Country and Region
Data Providers and Data Sources
FiBL Survey on Organic Agriculture Worldwide - Metadata